The Textual Genesis of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations

The Textual Genesis of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations

by Nuno Venturinha
     
 

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Sixty years after Wittgenstein's death, there is an increasing consensus among scholars that the work posthumously published as Philosophical Investigations represents something that is far from a complete picture of his second book project. G.H. von Wright’s seminal research on the Nachlass was an important contribution in this direction,

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Sixty years after Wittgenstein's death, there is an increasing consensus among scholars that the work posthumously published as Philosophical Investigations represents something that is far from a complete picture of his second book project. G.H. von Wright’s seminal research on the Nachlass was an important contribution in this direction, showing that the Wittgenstein papers can reveal much more than the source of specific remarks.
This book specifically explores Wittgenstein’s Investigations from the different angles of its earlier conceptions, shedding new light on fundamental issues in twentieth century and contemporary philosophy. Leading authorities in the field focus on newly published or hitherto unpublished sources for the study of Wittgenstein’s masterpiece and a previously unpublished Wittgenstein typescript of is included as an appendix.

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"There are countless books on Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations but almost none that focus on issues surrounding its genesis. This collection fills that gap and more – its contributors raise questions about the links between the style and form of Wittgenstein’s writings in relation to the aims and ambitions of his philosophy. It will be especially useful for those wishing to learn more about the continuity and character of Wittgenstein’s philosophical approach." — Daniel D. Hutto, University of Hertfordshire, UK

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415640688
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/11/2013
Series:
Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy Series
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.50(d)

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"There are countless books on Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations but almost none that focus on issues surrounding its genesis. This collection fills that gap and more – its contributors raise questions about the links between the style and form of Wittgenstein’s writings in relation to the aims and ambitions of his philosophy. It will be especially useful for those wishing to learn more about the continuity and character of Wittgenstein’s philosophical approach." — Daniel D. Hutto, University of Hertfordshire, UK

Meet the Author

Nuno Venturinha is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Philosophy of Language, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at the New University of Lisbon, Portugal.

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