Naming, meaning, objects of the world in “Philosophical investigations” by Ludwig Wittgenstein

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In Wittgenstein’s “Philosophical Investigations” linguistic meanings of the names used in language games discover the forms of life as portions of reality which represent objects of the world. In the “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus” they, as well as meanings, senses, contents of linguistic expressions, correspond to the facts (states of affairs) established in empirical experience. Contrasting of different periods of Wittgenstein’s legacy is not justified.

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Anna Laktionova, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

PhD in philosophy, Associate professor of the Philosophical Depart-ment

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2011-12-16

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Laktionova, A. (2011). Naming, meaning, objects of the world in “Philosophical investigations” by Ludwig Wittgenstein. Sententiae, 25(2), 133–140. https://doi.org/10.22240/sent25.02.133

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