Grounds for Language. Ludwig Wittgenstein on Language, Meaning and the World.

Laura Ihle, Pernille Holm, Iben Thuri Andersen, Eyðfinnur Álvsson Stensen & Alejandro Savio

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The purpose with this project is to illuminate the relation between thought, language and the world in relation to Ludwig Wittgenstein’s philosophy of language. The focus is upon Wittgenstein’s works Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1921) and Philosophical Investigations (1951). One of the main goals of Tractatus is to delineate the limits of what can be said and dealt logically and what cannot. Philosophical Investigations is a work wherein the earlier theory is rejected and contradicted. Language and meaning are here clarified as dynamic elements that are use and arise in relation to language games and forms of life. In order to emphasise the social and communicational role of language some aspects of Jürgen Habermas’s theories are used.

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato1 jun. 2006


  • grounds
  • Tractatus
  • Language
  • meaning
  • Habermas
  • Philosophy
  • Investigations
  • Wittgenstein