Jaakko Hintikka: Wittgenstein’s Groundbreaking “Language Games” are Not Child’s Play

Jaakko Hintikka: Wittgenstein’s Groundbreaking “Language Games” are Not Child’s Play 


Jaakko Hintikka

Thanks to his groundbreaking work in logic, the philosophy of mind, mathematics, and language, as well as two published works, Tractatus and Philosophical Investigations, Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) played a leading role in the 20th-century analytic philosophy.

Jaakko Hintikka was Professor of Philosophy at Boston University. Author of over 30 books, he was the main architect of game-theoretical semantics and of the interrogative approach to inquiry, and also one of the architects of distributive normal forms, possible-worlds semantics, tree methods, infinitely deep logics, and the present-day theory of inductive generalization.

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