The Tractatus on Logical Consequence
Author: Zalabardo, José L.
Source: European Journal of Philosophy, Volume 18, Number 3, September 2010 , pp. 425-442(18)
Abstract:Abstract: I discuss the account of logical consequence advanced in Wittgenstein's Tractatus. I argue that the role that elementary propositions are meant to play in this account can be used to explain two remarkable features that Wittgenstein ascribes to them: that they are logically independent from one another and that their components refer to simple objects. I end with a proposal as to how to understand Wittgenstein's claim that all propositions can be analysed as truth functions of elementary propositions.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of PhilosophyUniversity College London, Email: email@example.com
Publication date: September 1, 2010