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The later Wittgenstein and contemporary theories of meaning : a dialectical analysis

Atkinson, Gerald


In this study I expose, in part I, the semantic core of the later philosophy. It emerges as the result of the intersection of two extremely powerful analytical confrontations run in tandem by Wittgenstein. In one he overturns the following fundamental notions (which characterise what I style as 'a priorism'): that the expansion of a rule is present in advance of the rule's use; that logical inference and mathematical calculation unpacks, or otherwise brings out, what is already there in the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-08-16
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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