The 1948 Anscombe-Lewis Debate is often cited as an example of how two of England's finest minds of the twentieth century -- C.S. Lewis and Ludwig Wittgenstein -- would have debated had they ever had the chance. Anscombe was a student of Wittgenstein's, and their debate is a case in point for showing the distinction between investigating a proposition's truth and investigating its sense, its meaning. Using remarks from the works of both men, I will show that their understanding of the meaning of language -- from single words to complete stories, including myths -- is remarkably similar; and immensely helpful.
"Facts and Meanings: From Word to Myth,"
Inklings Forever: Published Colloquium Proceedings 1997-2016: Vol. 8
, Article 23.
Available at: https://pillars.taylor.edu/inklings_forever/vol8/iss1/23