Concepts and Concept-Formation

Part of the History of Analytic Philosophy book series (History of Analytic Philosophy)


One feature of Wittgenstein’s manuscripts of the 1940s that will strike the reader is the fact that the notion of a concept is nowhere in his writings examined with more intensity and frequency than in his later manuscripts on the philosophy of mathematics and in those on the philosophy of psychology. I use these labels with a good deal of hesitation, but they serve the purpose of identifying the manuscripts I mean. The same manuscripts show an unusual frequency of certain compound expressions like Begriffsverwirrung (conceptual confusion), Begriffswelt (conceptual world) and, in particular, Begriffsbildung (formation of concepts).


Language Game Conceptual Confusion Compound Expression Manuscript Context Conceptual Path 
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© Joachim Schulte 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ZürichSwitzerland

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