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Arbitrariness of grammar in the philosophical investigations of Ludwig Wittgenstein

Grant number: 07/02449-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2007
Effective date (End): June 30, 2008
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Philosophy - History of Philosophy
Principal Investigator:João Vergílio Gallerani Cuter
Grantee:Giovane Rodrigues Silva
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The thesis of arbitrariness of grammar proposes that the constitution and the functioning of the rules of the grammar of any language is not determined by any extra-linguistic element. This project proposes a reflection on this topic starting from the study of the ostensive definitions, specially in cases in which samples are used for the definition of a word. (AU)

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