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A Hertzian Interpretation of Wittgenstein's Tractatus

Bizarro, Sara (2002) A Hertzian Interpretation of Wittgenstein's Tractatus. [Preprint]

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    In this paper I compare Hertz and Wittgenstein in order to bring forth a new interpretation of the Tractatus. I look at Wittgenstein�s ideas about simple objects and compare them with Hertz�s material particles. I then claim that if one understands Hertz�s material particles as logical entities that are co-ordinate like instead of physical, one can reach an interpretation of the Tractatus that is deliberately silent about the nature of reality, therefore escaping both objectivist and subjectivist interpretations of the book. This, I think, is just one of the great results of re-thinking Wittgenstein�s ideas through Hertz�s.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Wittgenstein, Hertz, Heinrich Hertz, Physics, Philosophy of Science, History of Philosophy.
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
    General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
    General Issues > Logical Positivism/Logical Empiricism
    General Issues > Philosophers of Science
    Depositing User: Sara Bizarro
    Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2003
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:11
    Item ID: 971
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/971

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