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Ludwig Wittgenstein by Mind Map: Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Ludwig Wittgenstein


We do not have visual sensations of separate colors.

When describing the color of an object like a tomato is explaining how the word should be used.


Ostensive Definitions-defining a word by ppointing to an object.

According to Augustine and other traditional philosophers we learned the bulk of what we know through ostensive definitions.

Wittgenstein said that Augustine was wrong and that people must have language before they are able to express their thought.


The traditionalist believed that introspection was like observation.

The traditional view of introspection is a comparison of observing an object in the outside world and my own thoughts and feelings about it.

Two differences between observation and introspection.

What are you thinking?

You cannot perceive a thought.


"The Linguistic Turn"-analysis of language central to philosophy

to reify/the fallacy of reification-to thingify, thinking a word or concept refers to a thing when it doesn't.

tautology-a statement that is true but doesn't refer to anything outside of language.

nomenclaturism-belief that language is a list of names of objects

verbal definition-defining a word with other words

a paradigm-a model to be followed

non-linguistic thought (if it exists)-conceptual thought that exists independent of language

conceptual thought-thoughts based on concepts

philosophical psychology-philosophy of mind, analyze mental concepts and try to come up with the most rational way of thinking about them.

introspection-closely examining our thoughts and feelings

a "sample"-what is pointed to when giving an ostensive definition