Philosophical Grammar

Philosophical Grammar

by Ludwig Wittgenstein
     
 

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Wittgenstein wrote the Philosophical Grammar during the years 1931 to 1934 - the period just before he began to dictate the Blue Book. Although it is close to the Investigations in some points, and to the Phiosophische Bemerkungen at others, the Philosophical Grammar is an independent work which covers new ground. It is Wittgenstein's fullest treatment of logic and

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Wittgenstein wrote the Philosophical Grammar during the years 1931 to 1934 - the period just before he began to dictate the Blue Book. Although it is close to the Investigations in some points, and to the Phiosophische Bemerkungen at others, the Philosophical Grammar is an independent work which covers new ground. It is Wittgenstein's fullest treatment of logic and mathematics in their connection with his later understanding of 'proposition', 'sign', and 'system'. He also discusses inference and generality - critisizing views of Frege and Russell as well as earlier views of his own - and the treatment of mathematical proof in this book, especially of inductive or recursive proofs, is deeper and more extensive than previously.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631118916
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/30/1991
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.51(h) x 1.01(d)

Meet the Author

Rush Rhees was a pupil of Ludwig Wittgenstein and is one of his literary executors.

Anthony Kenny is Master of Balliol College, Oxford.

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