This chapter unfolds Wittgenstein's remarks on Frege in Investigations §22. It offers a reading of his appropriation of Faust's ‘Im anfang war die Tat’. The question in other terms is in what sense is content detachable from force, and in what sense is it not? In what way is assertive force a generic, with indefinite variety in the force of what might instance the genre? Frege's idea of the non-uniquenesss of the decomposition of a thought is applied to speech acts.
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