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.

Notes
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



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