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The Uses of Sense: Wittgensteins Philosophy of Language Charles Travis

The Uses of Sense: Wittgensteins Philosophy of Language

Charles Travis

Published November 1st 2001
ISBN : 9780199245871
Paperback
416 pages
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This book provides a novel interpretation of the ideas about language in Ludwig Wittgensteins Philosophical Investigations. Travis places the private language argument in the context of wider themes in the Investigations, and thereby develops aMoreThis book provides a novel interpretation of the ideas about language in Ludwig Wittgensteins Philosophical Investigations. Travis places the private language argument in the context of wider themes in the Investigations, and thereby develops a picture of what it is for words to bear the meaning they do. He elaborates two versions of a private language argument, and shows the consequences of these for current trends in the philosophical theory of meaning.