WITTGENSTEIN’S TRACTATUS: SAYING AND SHOWING

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«Traktat» Vitgenshteyna: vyskazyvanie i pokazyvanie
Author(s): 
Anastasiya Belyaeva
Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University
Issue number: 
No. 3 (Vol. 37)
Pages: 
112-128
Abstract: 

The paper focuses on saying/showing distinction in Wittgenstein’s «Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus». The purpose is to discuss what grounds and consequences this distinction has. The author starts with a brief review of two opposing views on the Tractatus, which sets the context of any discussion on the Tractatus. Then she examined the meaning of saying/showing distinction, and divide what can be said from what can be shown. The author then considers the most important characteristic of showing, and what conditions must be met for showing to be possible, more precisely, how language should be arranged in order to showing become possible. The author examines what will happen if the conditions which made showing possible are violated. Finally, the author tries to consider a strong objection to her argument, and decides which one of the two opposing views on the Tractatus is more reasonable.

Keywords: 
Tractatus, saying vs showing, history of philosophy
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