By Robert M. Johnson
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8 Wittgenstein also speaks of the language-game in which hope has a meaning. If one says it gets its meaning from the role it plays, one is tempted to say that it can only play this role because it has meaning. But it is misleading to separate the meaning from what receives it here. It looks like an explanation otherwise, and philosophy should be description. It is also misleading to say that the expression of hope gets its meaning from the game it enters. It is not as if it gets its meaning from the game, since it wouldn’t be the game it is without it.
This issue is present in On Certainty. Its last remark reads: I cannot seriously suppose that I am at this moment dreaming. Someone who, dreaming, says ‘I am dreaming’, even if he speaks audibly in doing so, is no more right than if he said in his dream ‘it is raining’, while it was in fact raining. Even if his dream were actually connected with the noise of rain. (OC: 676) THOUGHT AND LANGUAGE This clearly raises the question of the relation of thought to language, but this is a question which emerges from the end of Part One of the Investigations which one can characterize, though this is true of the rest of the book too, as the intention to discuss the relation of language to reality, and the relation of thought to reality.
The image of ‘faces’ goes through the discussions again and again. He uses it in his discussions of mathematics and logical proof. But he uses the image especially in connection with words. 8 But there might be people to whom all this is alien; they wouldn’t have an attachment to words. How are these feelings shown among us? Answer: by the way we choose our words and value them. 37 PICTURING REALITY How do I find the right word? How do I choose among words? Without doubt it is sometimes as if I were comparing them by fine differences of smell: That is too … , that is too … , – this is the right one.
A Logic Book: Fundamentals of Reasoning by Robert M. Johnson