Wittgenstein. Playing on the Edges of Language

Francesco Valagussa


This article aims to show the development of Wittgenstein’s conception of language from a pictorial model to a musical model. At first language is considered as a “means of representation” but in the second phase of Wittgenstein’s work the problem of understanding a proposition and the different shades of meaning supports an analogy with the musical dimension. In this perspective, Wittgenstein approaches the idea of language-game.


Wittgenstein; Aesthetics; Tractatus; Language-games; Chess

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/Aisthesis-12853

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