Wittgenstein / Edition 1

Wittgenstein / Edition 1

by Anthony Kenny
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405136553

ISBN-13: 9781405136556

Pub. Date: 01/02/2006

Publisher: Wiley

First published in 1973, Sir Anthony Kenny’s classic introduction to Wittgenstein was widely praised for offering a lucid and historically informed account of the philosopher’s core concerns.

Kenny's study is also remarkable for demonstrating the continuity between Wittgenstein’s early and late writings. Focusing on Wittgenstein’s

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First published in 1973, Sir Anthony Kenny’s classic introduction to Wittgenstein was widely praised for offering a lucid and historically informed account of the philosopher’s core concerns.

Kenny's study is also remarkable for demonstrating the continuity between Wittgenstein’s early and late writings. Focusing on Wittgenstein’s philosophy of mind and language, Kenny closely examines the works of the middle years. He exposes apparent conflicts and then goes on to reconcile them, providing a persuasive argument for the unity of Wittgenstein’s thought.

This revised edition includes an extensive new introduction in which Kenny outlines developments in Wittgenstein scholarship since the book was first published and 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
Sales rank:
1,007,921
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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