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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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Frege and the Later Wittgenstei n

Frege and the Later Wittgenstei n

(p.219) 8 Frege and the Later Wittgenstein
Wittgenstein: Connections and Controversies

P. M. S Hacker

Oxford University Press

In his later writings, Wittgenstein explicitly discusses Frege relatively rarely; nevertheless, those criticisms add significantly to the criticisms of Frege in the Tractatus. This paper clarifies the later criticisms, and explains the deep incompatibilities between Wittgenstein’s later philosophy of logic and language and Frege’s philosophical logic.

Keywords:   augustinian picture of language, explanations of meaning, frege, function-theoretic logic, propositions of logic, the status of logic, topic neutrality of the logical operators, understanding

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