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Wittgenstein: Connections and Controversies$
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P. M. S Hacker

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199245697

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005

DOI: 10.1093/019924569X.001.0001

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Naming, Thinking, and Meaning In the Tractatu s

Naming, Thinking, and Meaning In the Tractatu s

(p.170) 6 Naming, Thinking, and Meaning In the Tractatus
Wittgenstein: Connections and Controversies

P. M. S Hacker

Oxford University Press

The controversy between Norman Malcolm and Peter Winch over the correct interpretation of the Tractatus conception of names, naming, and the method of projection of names is discussed. Evidence in favour of Malcolm’s realist interpretation of the Tractatus doctrine is elaborated: the meaning of a Tractatus name is not exhausted by its logico-syntactical role, which determines only its form. The method of projection is meaning by a name in an elementary proposition the object that is its meaning. In an appendix, Professor Cora Diamond’s objections to this interpretation are rebutted.

Keywords:   C. Diamond, elucidations, logical syntax, meaning, method of projection, N. Malcolm, names, P. Winch, tractatus

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