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From The Tractatus To The Tractatus And Other Essays

Author : Gianluigi Oliveri
ISBN : 3631363508
Genre : Philosophy
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The present collection of essays aims at casting light on important elements of Wittgenstein's thought and intellectual development. Some of Wittgenstein's ideas are here discussed using the ĞTractatusğ as a frame of reference, others by relating them to
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A Companion To Wittgenstein

Author : Hans-Johann Glock
ISBN : 9781118641163
Genre : Philosophy
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The most comprehensive survey of Wittgenstein’s thought yet compiled, this volume of fifty newly commissioned essays by leading interpreters of his philosophy is a keynote addition to the Blackwell series on the world’s great philosophers, covering everything from Wittgenstein’s intellectual development to the latest interpretations of his hugely influential ideas. The lucid, engaging commentary also reviews Wittgenstein’s historical legacy and his continued impact on contemporary philosophical debate.
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Wittgenstein Lectures Cambridge 1930 1933

Author : David G. Stern
ISBN : 9781316432136
Genre : Philosophy
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This edition of G. E. Moore's notes taken at Wittgenstein's seminal Cambridge lectures in the early 1930s provides, for the first time, an almost verbatim record of those classes. The presentation of the notes is both accessible and faithful to their original manuscripts, and a comprehensive introduction and synoptic table of contents provide the reader with essential contextual information and summaries of the topics in each lecture. The lectures form an excellent introduction to Wittgenstein's middle-period thought, covering a broad range of philosophical topics, ranging from core questions in the philosophy of language, mind, logic, and mathematics, to illuminating discussions of subjects on which Wittgenstein says very little elsewhere, including ethics, religion, aesthetics, psychoanalysis, and anthropology. The volume also includes a 1932 essay by Moore critiquing Wittgenstein's conception of grammar, together with Wittgenstein's response. A companion website offers access to images of the entire set of source manuscripts.
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Wittgenstein S Notes On Logic

Author : Michael Potter
ISBN : 9780199215836
Genre : Philosophy
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This is the first book-length study of Wittgenstein's first philosophical work, The Notes on Logic . Since Wittgenstein is one of the most important figures in the history of philosophy, and one of the few who attracts the interest of non-philosophers, the book is likely to be of unusually wide interest. Using a challenging blend of biography and philosophy, it draws new conclusions about the nature of the Notes , about the genesis of theTractatus (which draws on material from them), and about Wittgenstein's highly individualistic working methods.
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The Cambridge Companion To Logical Empiricism

Author : Alan Richardson
ISBN : 1139826433
Genre : Philosophy
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If there is a movement or school that epitomizes analytic philosophy in the middle of the twentieth century, it is logical empiricism. Logical empiricists created a scientifically and technically informed philosophy of science, established mathematical logic as a topic in and tool for philosophy, and initiated the project of formal semantics. Accounts of analytic philosophy written in the middle of the twentieth century gave logical empiricism a central place in the project. The second wave of interpretative accounts was constructed to show how philosophy should progress, or had progressed, beyond logical empiricism. The essays survey the formative stages of logical empiricism in central Europe and its acculturation in North America, discussing its main topics, and achievements and failures, in different areas of philosophy of science, and assessing its influence on philosophy, past, present, and future.
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Essays On Wittgenstein S Tractatus

Author : Irving M. Copi
ISBN : UOM:39015062982874
Genre : Logic, Symbolic and mathematical
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Wittgenstein Studien

Author : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132485694
Genre : Philosophy
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Starting in Spring 2010, the International Ludwig Wittgenstein Society will be publishing a new series of Wittgenstein Studies with Walter de Gruyter Publishers; the series is designed as an annual forum for Wittgenstein research. The Wittgenstein Studies publish articles and materials on Ludwig Wittgenstein's life, work and philosophy and on his philosophical and cultural environment. The majority of the articles in the Yearbook are concerned with his Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, and there is a section on core themes.
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Wittgenstein And Modernism

Author : Michael LeMahieu
ISBN : 9780226420400
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Wittgenstein and Modernism is the first collection to address the rich, vexed, and often contradictory relationship between modernism, the 20th century s predominant cultural and artistic movement, and Wittgenstein, the most preeminent and enduring philosopher of the period. Although Wittgenstein famously declared that philosophy ought really to be written only as a form of poetry, we have yet to fully consider how Wittgenstein s philosophy relates to the poetic, literary, and artistic production that exemplifies the modernist era in which he lived and worked. Featuring contributions from scholars of philosophy and literature, the contributors put Wittgenstein s writing in dialogue with work by poets and novelists (James, Woolf, Kafka, Musil, Rilke, Hofmannsthal, Beckett, Bellow and Robinson) as well as philosophers and theorists (Karl Kraus, John Stuart Mill, Walter Benjamin, Michael Fried, Stanley Cavell). The volume illuminates two important aspects of Wittgenstein s work related to modernism and postmodernism: form and medium. Each of Wittgenstein s two major works not only advanced a revolutionary conception of philosophy, but also developed a revolutionary philosophical form to engage his readers in a mode of philosophical practice. As a whole this volume comprises an overarching argument about the importance of Wittgenstein for understanding modernism, and the importance of modernism for understanding Wittgenstein."
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The Struggle Against Dogmatism

Author : Oskari Kuusela
ISBN : 9780674033856
Genre : Philosophy
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Searching for rigor and a clear grasp of the essential features of their objects of investigation, philosophers are often driven to exaggerations and harmful simplifications. According to Ludwig Wittgenstein's provocative suggestion, this has to do with confusions relating to the status of philosophical statements. "The Struggle against Dogmatism" elucidates his view that there are no theses, doctrines, or theories in philosophy. Even when this claim is taken seriously, explanations of what it means are problematic--typically involving a relapse to theses. This book makes Wittgenstein's philosophical approach comprehensible by presenting it as a response to specific problems relating to the practice of philosophy, in particular the problem of dogmatism. Although the focus of this book is on Wittgenstein's later work, Oskari Kuusela also discusses Wittgenstein's early philosophy as expressed in the "Tractatus," as well as the relation between his early and later work. In the light of this account of Wittgenstein's critique of his early thought, Kuusela is able to render concrete what Wittgenstein means by philosophizing without theses or theories. In his later philosophy, Kuusela argues, Wittgenstein establishes a non-metaphysical (though not anti-metaphysical) approach to philosophy without philosophical hierarchies. This method leads to an increase in the flexibility of philosophical thought without a loss in rigor.
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