<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Fogelin (Robert) - Wittgenstein on Identity (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_06/PaperSummary_6385.htm">Wittgenstein on Identity</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/F/Author_Fogelin (Robert).htm">Fogelin (Robert)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Fogelin - Philosophical Interpretations (Chapter 11)</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_06/PaperSummary_6385.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_06/PapersToNotes_6385.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><u>Author s Abstract</u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>Throughout his career, <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_110.htm">Wittgenstein</A><SUP>1</SUP> harbored distrust for identity statements. </li><li>In the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, he banned a sign for identity from his system, declaring that "to say of two things that they are identical is nonsense, and to say of one thing that it is identical with itself is to say nothing at all." His worry during the Tractarian period was that the use of an identity sign allowed the formulation of existence statements, e.g., that the world contains at least one thing. </li><li>Later in his career he rejected F. P. Ramsay's attempt to introduce an extensionalized version of identity into logic. In his later period, he ridiculed the use of the law of identity as a paradigm of sameness.</li></ol> </FONT><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T06:45" pubdate>02/08/2018 06:45:44</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>