Book Chapter

The Picture Theory

Citation

Johnston C (2017) The Picture Theory. In: Glock H & Hyman J (eds.) A Companion to Wittgenstein. London: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 141-158. http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118641167.html

Abstract
First paragraph: What is Wittgenstein’s picture theory a theory of? An easy answer to this question is that it is a theory of representation, but insofar as this answer is indeed easy, so too is it uninformative. If I roll my eyes thereby communicating to an intended audience that the person I’m telephoning is being unreasonable, this will not be an instance of the kind of representing Wittgenstein wants to understand. So what does he want to understand?

StatusPublished
Publication date31/01/2017
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/23615
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Publisher URLhttp://eu.wiley.com/…-1118641167.html
Place of publicationLondon
ISBN978-1-118-64116-3