Wittgenstein: Lectures and Conversations on Aesthetics, Psychology and Religious Belief / Edition 2

Wittgenstein: Lectures and Conversations on Aesthetics, Psychology and Religious Belief / Edition 2

by Ludwig Wittgenstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520251814

ISBN-13: 9780520251816

Pub. Date: 03/21/2007

Publisher: University of California Press

In 1938 Wittgenstein delivered a short course of lectures on aesthetics to a small group of students at Cambridge. The present volume has been compiled from notes taken down at the time by three of the students: Rush Rhees, Yorick Smythies, and James Taylor. They have been supplemented by notes of conversations on Freud (to whom reference was made in the course

Overview

In 1938 Wittgenstein delivered a short course of lectures on aesthetics to a small group of students at Cambridge. The present volume has been compiled from notes taken down at the time by three of the students: Rush Rhees, Yorick Smythies, and James Taylor. They have been supplemented by notes of conversations on Freud (to whom reference was made in the course on aesthetics) between Wittgenstein and Rush Rhees, and by notes of some lectures on religious belief. As very little is known of Wittgenstein's views on these subjects from his published works, these notes should be of considerable interest to students of contemporary philosophy. Further, their fresh and informal style should recommend Wittgenstein to those who find his Tractatus and Philosophical
Investigations
a little formidable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520251816
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/21/2007
Edition description:
40th Anniversary Edition
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
1,167,670
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.25(d)

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