Wittgenstein's Logical Atomism

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176 pages, 1964 edition, preface, abbreviations, notes, bibliography, index, Wittgenstein Studies

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Wittgenstein's Logical Atomism

Griffin, James

Studies the central topics of Wittgenstein’s philosophy prior to and within the first parts of the Tractatus, covering such subjects as objects, substance, states of affairs, elementary propositions, pictures, and thoughts. He concludes that analysis is reduction to what is basic not in experience but in reference, and argues that the Tractatus is concerned not with problems of knowledge but with problems of sense.

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