Abstract

abstract:

I claim that Wittgenstein's reference to Hertz's "dynamical models" at 4.04 in the Tractatus provides evidence for the view that the Tractatus does not explain the sense of propositions by offering an account of the fundamental structure of reality. Just as Hertz's dynamical models capture what all mechanical descriptions of the same system have in common, so Tractarian analysis captures what all propositions that express the same sense have in common, and in neither case is there a need to appeal to an underlying ontology.

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ISSN
1538-4586
Print ISSN
0022-5053
Pages
pp. 277-302
Launched on MUSE
2022-04-29
Open Access
No
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