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EIKONES - Zentrum für die Theorie und Geschichte des Bildes, Universität Basel
Saying and Showing. Wittgenstein's Tractatus in the Light of New Interpretations
The sentences of our language possess meaning in that they say something. But they have significance also in a quite different manner: they show something. The distinction between saying and showing is known as one of the most influential doctrines of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Tractatus logico-philosophicus. It has found an echo beyond the boundaries of philosophy in a variety of disciplines, such as art history, literature, and image theory.
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