Acquire words, acquire knowledge.. Thoughts on certain pages of Augustine’s work In his opening paragraph of Philosophical Investigations, Ludwig Wittgenstein begins with a famous quotation from the Book One of Augustine's Confessions as an example of a referential theory of meaning and, therefore, in the spirit of the second Wittgenstein, as a paradigm of his "old way of thinking" and of the "serious errors" on his part in the Tractatus. The purpose of this paper is to review the most significant Augustinian steps concerning the acquisition of an historical-natural language from a different point of view, i.e. considering all the elements that come into play in the process of acquiring one’s native tongue, within that complex set of actions and activities in which children, from birth, as well as adults, are immersed. On this subject, both Wittgenstein and Augustine appear to take as their starting point the forms of life and pragmatic interactions between individuals (both adults and children), and on this basis would graft the language itself.

Acquisire parole, acquisire saperi. Riflessioni su alcune pagine di Agostino

BASILE, Grazia
2006-01-01

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Acquire words, acquire knowledge.. Thoughts on certain pages of Augustine’s work In his opening paragraph of Philosophical Investigations, Ludwig Wittgenstein begins with a famous quotation from the Book One of Augustine's Confessions as an example of a referential theory of meaning and, therefore, in the spirit of the second Wittgenstein, as a paradigm of his "old way of thinking" and of the "serious errors" on his part in the Tractatus. The purpose of this paper is to review the most significant Augustinian steps concerning the acquisition of an historical-natural language from a different point of view, i.e. considering all the elements that come into play in the process of acquiring one’s native tongue, within that complex set of actions and activities in which children, from birth, as well as adults, are immersed. On this subject, both Wittgenstein and Augustine appear to take as their starting point the forms of life and pragmatic interactions between individuals (both adults and children), and on this basis would graft the language itself.
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