The Big Typescript, German English Scholars' Edition: TS 213

The Big Typescript, German English Scholars' Edition: TS 213

by Ludwig Wittgenstein, C. Grant Luckhardt
     
 

In 1933, Wittgenstein set out to dictate a collection of his recent writings to a typist in the form of a book. Even as he was dictating he began revising the text extensively, so that the surviving typewritten manuscript contains numerous corrections, additions, deletions, alternative words and phrasings, suggestions for moves within the text, and marginal

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In 1933, Wittgenstein set out to dictate a collection of his recent writings to a typist in the form of a book. Even as he was dictating he began revising the text extensively, so that the surviving typewritten manuscript contains numerous corrections, additions, deletions, alternative words and phrasings, suggestions for moves within the text, and marginal comments in both handwritten and typed form.

Long awaited by the scholarly community, Wittgenstein’s so-called Big Typescript (von Wright Catalog no. TS 213) is presented here for the first time in an en-face German–English scholars’ edition, complete with clear indications to help the reader identify the various levels of Wittgenstein’s editing.

This text provided a rich source of material for Wittgenstein’s subsequent writings, and therefore serves as a key to understanding much of his later philosophy.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Experts used to regard an edition of this much revised typescript as well-nigh impossible. Now they have been proved wrong: Aue and Luckhardt have miraculously succeeded in producing a scrupulously accurate and at the same time highly readable edition and translation of this previously missing link between Wittgenstein’s Tractatus and his later writings.” Joachim Schulte, Universität Bielefeld

“Here is Wittgenstein’s most important unpublished typescript, expertly edited and superbly translated. Required reading for anyone interested in what Wittgenstein wrote after the Tractatus and before the Philosophical Investigations.” David Stern, University of Iowa

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405106993
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Edition description:
German English Scholars' Edition
Pages:
1056
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.41(d)

Meet the Author

C. Grant Luckhardt is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Georgia State University, where he was a member of the Philosophy Department and for many years the Director of the Honors Program. His research interests are in Wittgenstein and in Native American Thought and Culture.

Maximillian E. Aue is Chair and Associate Professor of German Studies at Emory University. His publications include translations of the following works by Wittgenstein: Remarks on the Philosophy of Psychology, vol. II (1980), Last Writings on the Philosophy of Psychology, vol. I (1982), and Last Writings on the Philosophy of Psychology, vol. II (1992).

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