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The Determination of Form by Syntactic Employment: a Model and a Difficulty

Citation

Johnston C (2008) The Determination of Form by Syntactic Employment: a Model and a Difficulty. In: Hieke A & Leitgeb H (eds.) Papers of the 31st IWS, volume 16. 31st International Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria, 10.08.2008-16.08.2008. Kirchberg am Wechsel: ALWS (Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society), pp. 156-158. http://wab.uib.no/ojs/agora-alws/article/view/1546

Abstract
This paper develops a model for understanding the Tractarian doctrine that a sign insyntactic use determines a form. This doctrine is found to be in tension withWittgenstein's agnosticism with regard to forms of reality.

Keywords
20th Century Philosophy; Wittgenstein Ludwig; logical form; syntax; isomorphism; symbol; sign

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2008
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/11465
Related URLshttp://www.alws.at/…_symposium_2008/
PublisherALWS (Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society)
Publisher URLhttp://wab.uib.no/ojs/agora-alws/article/view/1546
Place of publicationKirchberg am Wechsel
ISSN of series1022-3398
Conference31st International Wittgenstein Symposium
Conference locationKirchberg am Wechsel, Austria
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