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The Continuity of Wittgenstein's Thought



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The Continuity of Wittgenstein's Thought by John Koethe
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Ludwig Wittgenstein's philosophical work is informed throughout by a particular broad theme: that the semantic and mentalistic attributes of language and human life are shown by verbal and nonverbal conduct, but that they resist incorporation into the domain of the straightforwardly factual. So argues John Koethe, in contrast to the standard view that Wittgenstein's earlier and later philosophical positions are sharply opposed.According to the received view, Wittgenstein's thinking underwent a radical transformation after the Tractatus, leading him to abandon classical realism and to develop an alternative semantics based on the notion of warranted assertability. Koethe maintains that the thesis that semantic claims are not made true by any facts whatsoever, which was a central part of Wittgenstein's early theory of elementary propositions, was one he continued to develop in his later writings, and that it is perfectly compatible with classical realism. In making his case for the essential continuity of Wittgenstein's thought, Koethe ranges over the entire corpus of the philosopher's writing, and concludes by pointing out connections between Wittgenstein's views and those of several contemporary philosophers, including Nagel, Dennett, Davidson, and Dummett.

Author Biography

John Koethe is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He was a Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin for Spring 2005. His many books include The Continuity of Wittgenstein's Thought, also from Cornell, Poetry at One Remove: Essays, North Point North: New and Selected Poems, Falling Water, and the forthcoming Sally's Hair.
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December 12th, 1996
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United States
Cornell University Press
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