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Representation and Reality in Wittgenstein's Tractatus

José L. Zalabardo


The book puts forward an interpretation of some central ideas of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus concerning the structure of reality and our representations of it in thought and language. It presents the origins of Wittgenstein’s picture theory of propositional representation in Russell’s theories of judgment, arguing that the picture theory is Wittgenstein’s solution to some problems that he found in Russell’s position. It defends the view that, for Wittgenstein, facts in general, and the facts that play the role of propositions in particular, are not composite items, arising fr ... More

Keywords: Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, picture theory, propositions, facts, Bertrand Russell, logic, truth functions, possibility, objects

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198743941
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743941.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

José L. Zalabardo, author
University College London