Wittgenstein’s Grundgedanke as the key to the Tractatus

Kuusela, Oskari ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9345-9499 (2021) Wittgenstein’s Grundgedanke as the key to the Tractatus. teorema, XL (2). pp. 83-99. ISSN 0210-1602

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This paper argues that the key to unlocking the philosophical significance of the Tractatus is what Wittgenstein calls his Grundgedanke, his fundamental thought or basic idea. The interpretational strategy that takes the Grundgedanke as its starting point is con-trasted with two traditional (Anscombe and Hacker) and one more recent (therapeutic) interpretational approach that appear unable to do justice to the novelty of Wittgenstein’s early philosophy on which its relevance for contemporary philosophy arguably depends.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: grundgedanke,logic,paradox,philosophical theses,tractatus,philosophy ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1200/1211
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Wittgenstein
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Date Deposited: 30 May 2021 00:02
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 09:56
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/80177


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