From System to Application: A genetic-philosophical Investigation of the Conception of Grammar by Wittgenstein

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This review discusses Uffelmann’s thesis that Wittgenstein’s conception of grammar underwent important changes in the different phases of his philosophizing. I claim that if we do not accentuate the shifts in approach and terminology that naturally exist in Wittgenstein’s thought, we can see that grammar and logic go hand in hand all along the way, from the Tractatus to the very end, and that grammar was simply a mode he found to conceive of logic in a completely different way from what Frege and Russell did.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-175
Number of pages8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Grammar
  • Logic
  • Phenomenological language
  • Wittgenstein

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