Wittgenstein: Biography and Philosophy

Wittgenstein: Biography and Philosophy

by James C. Klagge
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521803977

ISBN-13: 9780521803977

Pub. Date: 08/13/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This collection of new essays deals with the relationship between Wittgenstein's life and his philosophy. The first two essays reflect on general problems inherent in philosophical biography itself. The essays that follow draw on recently published letters as well as recently published diaries from the 1930s to explore Wittgenstein's background as an engineer and

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This collection of new essays deals with the relationship between Wittgenstein's life and his philosophy. The first two essays reflect on general problems inherent in philosophical biography itself. The essays that follow draw on recently published letters as well as recently published diaries from the 1930s to explore Wittgenstein's background as an engineer and its relation to the Tractatus, the impact of his schizoid personality on his approach to philosophy, his role as a diarist, letter-writer and polemicist, and finally the complex issue of Wittgenstein as a Jew.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521803977
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/13/2001
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Editor's Preface
Philosophical Biography: The Very Idea3
Philosophy and Biography16
Wittgenstein and the Mind's Eye53
Deep Disquietudes: Reflections on Wittgenstein as Antiphilosopher98
The Sleepy Philosopher: How to Read Wittgenstein's Diaries156
Letters from a Philosopher176
Wittgenstein and Reason195
Wittgenstein and the Idea of Jewishness221
Was Wittgenstein a Jew?237

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