Philosophical Pictures

@article{Fischer2005PhilosophicalP,
  title={Philosophical Pictures},
  author={Eugen Fischer},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2005},
  volume={148},
  pages={469-501}
}
The paper develops a novel account of the nature and genesis of some philosophical problems, which motivates an unfamiliar form of philosophical criticism that was pioneered by the later Wittgenstein. To develop the account, the paper analyses two thematically linked sets of problems, namely problems about linguistic understanding: a set of problems Wittgenstein discusses in a core part of his Philosophical Investigations, and the ‘problem of linguistic creativity’ that is central to current… CONTINUE READING
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