Grazer Philosophische Studien

Volume 60, 2000

Andreas Blank
Pages 197-215

Die kategoriale Unbestimmtheit der Gegenstände in Wittgensteins Tractatus

This paper has two aims: In the first part it is argued, that - contrary to a predominant line of interpretation in recent literature - Wittgenstein holds no implicit (positive or negative) assumptions conceming the categorial status of objects in the Tractatus. The second part tries to explain the categorial indeterminacy of Tractarian objects as a consequence of Wittgenstein's concept of logic and his distinction between "logic" and "application of logic".