Young Ludwig: Wittgenstein's Life, 1889-1921

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Ludwig Wittgenstein is universally recognized as one of the most original and influential philosophers of his age and as a personality of great magnetism and power. Not all who recognize his importance admire him or approve of it; his life and work are both surrounded by controversy. In this welcome reissue of his classic biographical study, complete with a brand-new Preface, Brian McGuinness traces the early years of this fascinating figure and examines the formative influences which shaped his extraordinary ...
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Overview


Ludwig Wittgenstein is universally recognized as one of the most original and influential philosophers of his age and as a personality of great magnetism and power. Not all who recognize his importance admire him or approve of it; his life and work are both surrounded by controversy. In this welcome reissue of his classic biographical study, complete with a brand-new Preface, Brian McGuinness traces the early years of this fascinating figure and examines the formative influences which shaped his extraordinary life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199279944
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/15/2005
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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University of Siena (Emeritus)
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Table of Contents

Preface (2005)
Preface (1987)
1. Family Resemblances
2. Childhood and Schooldays
3. Engineering Studies
4. Cambridge 1911-12
5. Cambridge 1912-13
6. Norway 1913-14
7. The War 1914-18
8. Captivity and Return 1918-20
9. Tractatus 1921-22

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