Elucidation in the Transition of Wittgenstein’s Philosophy



‘Elucidation ’ was an important concept for Wittgenstein’s early philosophy. It is argued that he carried over some features of Tractarian elucidation in his transition from the early to the later philosophy. His consideration of ostensive teaching as elucidation and Übersicht as an elucidating method is shown to be crucial for the development and consistency of his philosophy.


Wittgenstein Elucidation Tractatus Ostensive teaching ‘Synopsis’ (Übersicht


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  1. 1.Hiroshima UniversityHigashihiroshimaJapan

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