|picture theory of language|
A theory of meaning — adamantly proposed by Ludwig Wittgenstein in the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus — that claims that the only statements that are meaningful are those that can be defined or pictured in the real world.
1. Wittgenstein's later practice-based theory of meaning — which he adamantly proclaims in Philosophical Investigations— replaced this theory. Unfortunately, he died before he could renounce this theory.
|Categories: analytic_philosophy epistemology|