The substance argument of Wittgenstein's Tractatus: a fixed-form interpretation

Morris, Michael (2016) The substance argument of Wittgenstein's Tractatus: a fixed-form interpretation. Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy, 4 (7). pp. 1-13. ISSN 2159-0303

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Abstract

In Morris (2008) I presented in outline a new interpretation of the famous ‘substance argument’ in Wittgenstein’s Tractatus (Wittgenstein 1922). The account I presented there gave a distinctive view of Wittgenstein’s main concerns in the argument, but did not explain in detail how the argument works: how its steps are to be found in the text, and how it concludes. I remain convinced that the interpretation I proposed correctly identifies the main concerns which lie behind the argument. I return to the argument here in order to elaborate in fuller detail the relation between those concerns and the actual course of the text.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Wittgenstein, Tractatus, substance argument
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General) > B3376.W56 Wittgenstein, Ludwig
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BC Logic
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative Philosophy > BD095 Metaphysics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative Philosophy > BD300 Ontology Including being, the soul, life, death
Depositing User: Michael Morris
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2016 14:10
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2017 03:25
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/62274

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