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Title:
The Wittgenstein reader
Author:
Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951.
Uniform Title:
Works. Selections. 1994
Publication Information:
Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass., USA : B. Blackwell, 1994.
Physical Description:
viii, 312 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780631193616

9780631193623
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Book

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Central Library B3376 .W561 1994 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

This popular collection of Wittgenstein 's key writings represents the breadth and complexity of the philosopher 's work. It follows the evolution of Wittgenstein 's philosophical thought from the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus through the Blue and Brown Books to his later work in the Philosophical Investigations. The excerpts are arranged by topic and introduce readers to all the central concerns of Wittgenstein 's philosophy, including meaning and understanding, intentionality, rule following, private language, necessity, scepticism and certainty.For the second edition, a new chapter on 'Sense, Nonsense and Philosophy' has been added incorporating material relevant to recent debates about Wittgenstein. In particular, this chapter includes key passages which have proved central to interpretations of Wittgenstein by the so-called 'New Wittgensteinians '.


Summary

This volume is the first selection of the essential writings of Wittgenstein -- arguably the emblematic philosopher of the twentieth-century.


Author Notes

Anthony Kenny is Warden of Rhodes House, Oxford and Chairman of the British Library. Until recently, he was Master of Balliol College, Oxford, and President of the British Academy. He has written a number of leading books and articles in Wittgenstein studies, including the widely acclaimed Wittgenstein (1973), and is a Trustee of the Wittgenstein copyrights.


Table of Contents

1 Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
The Rejection of Logical Atomism
Meaning and Understanding
Intentionality
Following a Rule
Thinking
The Will
Private Language and Private Experience
Aspect and Image
0 The First Person
1 The Inner and the Outer
2 Necessity
3 Scepticism and Certainty
4 The Nature of Philosophy
5 Ethics, Life and Faith
1 Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
The Rejection of Logical Atomism
Meaning and Understanding
Intentionality
Following a Rule
Thinking
The Will
Private Language and Private Experience
Aspect and Image
0 The First Person
1 The Inner and the Outer
2 Necessity
3 Scepticism and Certainty
4 The Nature of Philosophy
5 Ethics, Life and Faith

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