Wittgenstein on Being and Time

  • Jaakko Hintikka


This paper is an attempt to understand Wittgenstein’s conception of time during the different periods of his philosophical activity. This concept offers a highly interesting perspective on Wittgenstein’s philosophy in general. Among other things, it played a crucial role in the development of Wittgenstein’s philosophy. In particular, Wittgenstein’s ideas about time were instrumental in shaping his changing concept of object. I will also try to put Wittgenstein’s ideas about time in a wider (and deeper) theoretical perspective.


Physical Object Present Moment Visual Space Relative Priority Picture Theory 
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  • Jaakko Hintikka
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  1. 1.Boston UniversityUSA

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