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Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) is considered by most philosophers - even those who do not share his views - to be the most influential philosopher of the 20th century. His contributions to the philosophy of language, mind, meaning and psychology - as well as to logic, mathematics and epistemology - permanently altered the philosophical landscape, and his Tractatus Logico Philosophicus and Philosophical Investigations continue to be studied in philosophy departments around in the world. In this superb introduction and overview of Wittgenstein’s life and work, William Child discusses:
Including a chronology, glossary, and helpful conclusions to each chapter, Wittgenstein is essential reading for anyone coming to Wittgenstein's philosophy for the first time.
Chronology 1. Life and Works 2. The Tractatus, Language and Logic 3. The Tractatus, Reality and the Limits of Language 4. From The Tractatus to Philosophical Investigations 5. Intentionality and Rule-Following 6. Mind and Psychology 7. Knowledge and Certainty 8. Religion and Anthropology 9. Legacy and Influence. Glossary. Bibliography. Index