The Question of Truth in Wittgenstein`s Nachlass (1930-1933)

Maciej Soin

The article shows an evolution of the concept of truth in Wittgenstein’s Nachlass (1930–1933). In this period Wittgenstein passes from the view on the possibility of truth as an internal relation to the explanation acknowledging the harmony between thought and reality as an accomplishment of grammar. An analysis of the reasons of this change explains the standpoint of the Investigations on truth.

Keywords: Wittgenstein · truth · harmony · grammar

Maciej Soin — Associate Professor, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology PAN (Warsaw), University of Information Technology and Management (Rzeszow). Main publications: “The Philosophy of S.I. Witkiewicz” (1995), “Grammar and Metaphysics. Wittgenstein’s Problem” (2001), “Th e Question of Truth. Wittgenstein and Analytic Philosophy” (2008). His current research focuses on applications of linguistic philosophy to sociology and ethics.   »  

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