The Wittgenstein Reader

The Wittgenstein Reader

by Anthony Kenny
     
 

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This popular selection of Wittgenstein’s key writings has now been updated to include new material relevant to recent debates about the philosopher.

  • Follows the evolution of Wittgenstein’s philosophical thought from the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus through to the Philosophical Investigations.

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This popular selection of Wittgenstein’s key writings has now been updated to include new material relevant to recent debates about the philosopher.

  • Follows the evolution of Wittgenstein’s philosophical thought from the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus through to the Philosophical Investigations.
  • Excerpts are arranged by topic and introduce readers to all the central concerns of Wittgenstein’s philosophy.
  • Now includes a new chapter on ‘Sense, Nonsense and Philosophy’ incorporating material relevant to recent debates about Wittgenstein.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This excellent selection of key passages from the voluminous writings of Wittgenstein for the first time allows him to be read systematically and continuously. I am sure it will be invaluable in the classroom and give much pleasure and enlightenment to the general reader." Rom Harré, University of Oxford and Georgetown University

Anthony Kenny and Blackwell's have done it again. With an extended preface and an added chapter on the 'New Wittgensteinians', especially for undergraduate syllabi that aim to cover the breadth of Wittgenstein's philosophical concerns, this new edition of Kenny's astute selections is required reading. Richard Kortum, East Tennessee State University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405135832
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/15/2005
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Readers Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Sir Anthony Kenny was formerly Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Oxford University, Master of Balliol College, Oxford and Warden of Rhodes House, Oxford. He was also President of the British Academy, Chairman of the Board of the British Library and a Trustee of Wittgenstein’s copyrights. He is the author or editor of more than 30 books, including Wittgenstein (Revised Edition, 2006), A Brief History of Western Philosophy (1998) and The Legacy of Wittgenstein (1984), all published by Blackwell.

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