Book Chapter

Wittgenstein on Representability and Possibility

Citation

Johnston C (2017) Wittgenstein on Representability and Possibility. In: Lapointe S & Pincock C (eds.) Innovations in the History of Analytical Philosophy. Palgrave Innovations in Philosophy. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 127-147. http://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137408075

Abstract
First paragraph: It is a central claim of the Tractatus that a proposition “contains the possibility of the state of affairs it represents” (TLP §2.203). This essay seeks to understand this claim, and so to understand why “we cannot think anything unlogical” (TLP §3.03), why “it is impossible to judge a nonsense” (TLP §5.5422).

StatusPublished
Title of seriesPalgrave Innovations in Philosophy
Publication date30/09/2017
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/23614
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publisher URLhttp://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137408075
Place of publicationLondon
ISBN978-1-137-40807-5
eISBN978-1-137-40808-2