Wittgenstein / Edition 1

Wittgenstein / Edition 1

by Anthony Kenny
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405136553

ISBN-13: 9781405136556

Pub. Date: 01/02/2006

Publisher: Wiley

This revised edition of Sir Anthony Kenny’s classic work on Wittgenstein contains a new introduction which covers developments in Wittgenstein scholarship since the book was first published.

  • Widely praised for providing a lucid and historically informed account of Wittgenstein’s core philosophical concerns.

Overview

This revised edition of Sir Anthony Kenny’s classic work on Wittgenstein contains a new introduction which covers developments in Wittgenstein scholarship since the book was first published.

  • Widely praised for providing a lucid and historically informed account of Wittgenstein’s core philosophical concerns.
  • Demonstrates the continuity between Wittgenstein’s early and later writings.
  • Provides a persuasive argument for the unity of Wittgenstein’s thought.
  • Kenny also assesses Wittgenstein’s influence in the latter part of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405136556
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/02/2006
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Abbreviations in References to Works by Wittgenstein ix

Introduction to the Revised Edition xi

1 Biographical Sketch of Wittgenstein’s Philosophy 1

2 The Legacy of Frege and Russell 15

3 The Criticism of Principia 35

4 The Picture Theory of the Proposition 44

5 The Metaphysics of Logical Atomism 58

6 The Dismantling of Logical Atomism 82

7 Anticipation, Intentionality and Verification 96

8 Understanding, Thinking and Meaning 111

9 Language-Games 126

10 Private Languages 141

11 On Scepticism and Certainty 160

12 The Continuity of Wittgenstein’s Philosophy 173

Suggestions for Further Reading 184

Index 186

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