This chapter explores Wittgenstein’s use of metaphors throughout his work, but especially in his later work. I argue that metaphors serve an essential function in language , and that Wittgenstein relies on metaphors to explain some of his most basic ideas. Many of these metaphors refer to tools, and this indicates a growing pragmatism in his view of language . Finally, these metaphorical accounts highlight the central role of learning in his later work.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||A Companion to Wittgenstein on Education|
|Editors||Michael A. Peters, Jeff Stickney|
|State||Published - May 4 2017|