Activity: Talks and presentations › Talks and presentations in private or public companies
Marie McGinn and Peter Hacker have followed Wittgenstein in rejecting the notion of (a) "true F". Wittgensteinoriginally commented on such a notion in connection with language about colours (pure white). Firstly, I argue that Hacker and McGinn neglect other parts of Wittgenstein's writings, that provide a more balanced picture of our linguistic practice. Secondly, and more importantly, I show how allowing this notion helps throws light on a significant linguistic phenomenon in the New Testament. I conclude by showing how insisting on "true F" (where "F" can be taken as "kingship") has consequences for the question of the relationship between Christianity and Judaism.