Wittgenstein on language and thought the philosophy of content by Thornton, Tim

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  • Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951.,
  • Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951.,
  • Semantics (Philosophy),
  • Language and languages -- Philosophy.,
  • Meaning (Philosophy)

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-209) and index.

Book details

StatementTim Thornton.
LC ClassificationsB3376.W564 T53 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 212 p. ;
Number of Pages212
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL477161M
ISBN 100748609385, 074861107X
LC Control Number98202842

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