Colours in the development of Wittgenstein’s Philosophy

  • Marcos Silva

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Marcos Silva
    Pages 1-8
  3. Axel A. Barceló, Salma Saab
    Pages 215-243
  4. João Vergílio G. Cuter
    Pages 271-298
  5. Frederik A. Gierlinger
    Pages 299-316
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 373-380

About this book

Introduction

This book presents and discusses the varying and seminal role which colour plays in the development of Wittgenstein’s philosophy. Having once said that “Colours spur us to philosophize”, the theme of colour was one to which Wittgenstein returned constantly throughout his career. Ranging from his Notebooks, 1914-1916 and the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus to the posthumously published Remarks on Colours and On Certainty, this book explores how both his view of philosophical problems generally and his view on colours specifically changed considerably over time. Paying particular attention to his so-called intermediary period, it takes a case-based approach to the presentation of colour in texts from this period, from Some Remarks on Logical Form and Philosophical Remarks to his Big Typescript.

Keywords

Remarks on Colours Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus logical analysis logical structure Gesichtsbilder phenomenological language color-exclusion problem Tractarian approach Notebooks 1914-1916 On Certainty Big Typescript

Editors and affiliations

  • Marcos Silva
    • 1
  1. 1.Federal University of Alagoas MaceióBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56919-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-56918-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-56919-2
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