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The Cambridge Companion to Wittgenstein
     

The Cambridge Companion to Wittgenstein

by Hans D. Sluga, David G. Stern
 

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Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951) is one of the most important, influential, and often-cited philosophers of the twentieth century, yet he remains one of its most elusive and least accessible. The essays in this volume address central themes in Wittgenstein's writings on the philosophy of mind, language, logic, and mathematics. They chart the development of his

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Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951) is one of the most important, influential, and often-cited philosophers of the twentieth century, yet he remains one of its most elusive and least accessible. The essays in this volume address central themes in Wittgenstein's writings on the philosophy of mind, language, logic, and mathematics. They chart the development of his work and clarify the connections between its different stages. The contributors illuminate the character of the whole body of work by keeping a tight focus on some key topics: the style of the philosophy, the conception of grammar contained in it, rule-following, convention, logical necessity, the self, and what Wittgenstein called, in a famous phrase, 'forms of life'.

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' ... this new collection of essays will give on a clear illustration of how writers on Wittgenstein are working, or rather, struggling today. It will encourage one to explore the unknown dimensions to which Wittgenstein's ideas may be relevant.' The Philosophers' Review

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ISBN-13:
9781139815383
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
682 KB

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