Introducing Wittgenstein

Author: John Heaton
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848318758
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is a superlative graphic guide described as 'warm, witty and wise' by Jonathan Ree to an enigmatic master of twentieth-century philosophy.

Wittgenstein A Very Short Introduction

Author: A. C. Grayling
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191540382
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Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) was an extraordinarily original philospher, whose influence on twentieth-century thinking goes well beyond philosophy itself. In this book, which aims to make Wittgenstein's thought accessible to the general non-specialist reader, A. C. Grayling explains the nature and impact of Wittgenstein's views. He describes both his early and later philosophy, the differences and connections between them, and gives a fresh assessment of Wittgenstein's continuing influence on contemporary thought. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Wittgenstein s Philosophical Investigations

Author: David G. Stern
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521891325
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Wittgenstein's seminal work has inspired a diversity of readings. David Stern explores both the work itself & the reactions it has provoked over the years, offering a broad introduction that pays particular attention to the arguments in the text & to theway in which the work is written.

Wittgenstein s Tractatus

Author: Alfred Nordmann
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521850865
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This introduction, first published in 2005, considers the philosophical and literary aspects of Wittgenstein's 'Tractatus' and shows how they are related.


Author: Joachim Schulte
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791410813
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Joachim Schulte s introduction provides a distinctive and masterful account of the full range of Wittgenstein s thought. It is concise but not compressed, substantive but not overloaded with developmental or technical detail, informed by the latest scholarship but not pedantic. Beginners will find it accessible and seasoned students of Wittgenstein will appreciate it for the illuminating overview it provides."

An Introduction to Wittgenstein s Tractatus

Author: Gertrude E. M. Anscombe
Publisher: Burns & Oates
ISBN: 9781890318543
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Anscombe guides us through the Tractatus and, thereby, Wittgenstein's early philosophy as a whole. She shows in particular how his arguments developed out of the discussions of Russell and Frege. This reprint is of the fourth, corrected edition.

The A to Z of Wittgenstein s Philosophy

Author: Duncan Richter
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461731852
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The A to Z of Wittgenstein's Philosophy is intended for anyone who wants to know more about the philosophy and the life of this enigmatic thinker. The book contains an introductory overview of his life and work, a timeline of the major relevant events in and after his life, an extensive bibliography, and, above all, an A-Z of ideas, people, and places that have been involved in his philosophy and its reception. The dictionary is written with no particular agenda and includes entries on philosophers (and others) who influenced Wittgenstein, those he influenced in turn, and some of the main figures in contemporary Wittgenstein scholarship. Suggestions for further reading are also included, as well as a guide to the literature on Wittgenstein and a bibliography broken down by subject area.

Introduction to Wittgenstein s Tractatus Logico Philosophicus

Author: Friedrich Hulster
Publisher: Leibniz Company
ISBN: 9780966355444
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In 1921, Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) published a landmark book in philosophy: the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, usually called just the Tractatus. It puts forth a profound theory-now called the picture theory-about the meaning of language. Simply put, the Tractatus aims to answer the question "What can be expressed by language?" It is an understatement to say that the Tractatus is difficult to read and understand. Accordingly, numerous introductory books and commentaries have been written. These texts are important contributions in philosophy but also are quite complex, even when described as being introductory. In contrast, this book brings out the fundamental ideas of the Tractatus in simple, everyday language, with all concepts and conclusions illustrated by numerous examples taken from the natural sciences.

How to Read Wittgenstein

Author: Ray Monk
Publisher: Granta
ISBN: 9781862077249
Format: PDF, ePub
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Approaching the writing of major intellectuals, artists, and philosophers need no longer be daunting. How to Read is a new sort of introduction - a personal master class in reading - that brings you face to face with the work of some of the most influential and challenging writers in history. In lucid, accessible language, these books explain essential topics such as Wittgenstein's determination to insist on the integrity and the autonomy of nonscientific forms of understanding. Intent upon letting the reader experience the pleasure and intellectual stimulation in reading these classic authors, the How to Read series provides a context and an explanation that will facilitate and enrich your understanding of texts vital to the canon.