Publication details [#1023]

Baker, Gordon P. and Peter Michael Stephan Hacker. 1980. Wittgenstein: Understanding and meaning. An analytical commentary on the 'Philosophical Investigations', vol. 1. Basil Blackwell. xii + 692 pp.
Publication type
Book – monograph
Publication language
Person as a subject


An attempt at interpreting sections 1-184 of Wittgenstein's 'Philosophical Investigations'. This includes an analysis of the Augustinian picture of language (with the concepts of language game, and the uses of sentences), of ostensive definition, of the determinacy of sense, of the concept of propositional form, and of the notions 'meaning' and 'understanding'.