The Wittgenstein Reader / Edition 2

The Wittgenstein Reader / Edition 2

by Anthony Kenny
     
 

This popular collection of Wittgenstein’s key writings represents the breadth and complexity of the philosopher’s work. It follows the evolution of Wittgenstein’s philosophical thought from the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus through the Blue and Brown Books to his later work in the Philosophical Investigations. The excerpts

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This popular collection of Wittgenstein’s key writings represents the breadth and complexity of the philosopher’s work. It follows the evolution of Wittgenstein’s philosophical thought from the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus through the Blue and Brown Books to his later work in the Philosophical Investigations. The excerpts are arranged by topic and introduce readers to all the central concerns of Wittgenstein’s philosophy, including meaning and understanding, intentionality, rule following, private language, necessity, scepticism and certainty.

For the second edition, a new chapter on ‘Sense, Nonsense and Philosophy’ has been added incorporating material relevant to recent debates about Wittgenstein. In particular, this chapter includes key passages which have proved central to interpretations of Wittgenstein by the so-called ‘New Wittgensteinians’.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405135849
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/02/2006
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Readers Series, #1
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,215,890
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

1. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.

2. The Rejection of Logical Atomism.

3. The Nature of Philosophy.

4. Meaning and Understanding.

5. Intentionality.

6. Following a Rule.

7. Thinking.

8. The Will.

9. Private Language and Private Experience.

10. Aspect and Image.

11. The First Person.

12. The Inner and the Outer.

13. Necessity.

14. Scepticism and Certainty.

15. Sense, Nonsense and Philosophy.

16. Ethics, Life and Faith.

Notes on Sources.

Index

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