Language Strata

  • F. Waismann


In this paper I shall try to sketch a new picture of language which, though still untried, seems to be of wider significance: I want to talk of the way in which language is stratified into ‘layers’. In order to approach my subject I can do no better than to delineate some recent stages in the development of philosophy.


Classical Logic Material Object Deductive System Atomic Proposition Open Texture 
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    From the Third Dialogue; cf. The Works of George Berkeley, ed. A. A. Luce and T. E. Jessup (London, 1948), vol. ii, p. 249.Google Scholar

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© The Literary Executors of F. Waismann, and R. Harré 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Waismann
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  1. 1.University of OxfordUK

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