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ABSTRACT

The goal of communication is not conceptually independent of language. Grammar is autonomous, and hence, conventional. Wittgenstein construes the “hardness” of necessary propositions in terms of the normative force of grammatical rules, and focuses on the learning of language when he reflects on the philosophy of language, denying that meaning is a kind of abstract entity. What contravenes a necessary proposition is not a possibility that happens to be impossible, but rather a nonsensical combination of words.

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