The most complete edition yet published of Wittgenstein’s1929 lecture includes a never-before published first draft andmakes fresh claims for its significance in Wittgenstein’soeuvre.
- The first available print publication of all known drafts ofWittgenstein’s Lecture on Ethics
- Includes a previously unrecognized first draft of the lectureand new transcriptions of all drafts
- Transcriptions preserve the philosopher’s emendationsthus showing the development of the ideas in the lecture
- Proposes a different draft as the version read by Wittgensteinin his 1929 lecture
- Includes introductory essays on the origins of the material andon its meaning, content, and importance
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About the Author
Edoardo Zamuner is a postdoctoral fellow in thePhilosophy Department of the University of Hong Kong. He hasconducted research at University College London and theuniversities of Bologna and Melbourne. He has been a visitingresearcher in the Wittgenstein Archives of the University ofBergen. Zamuner co-edited Wittgenstein’s EnduringArguments (2009) with David Levy.
Ermelinda Valentina Di Lascio is a Mairie de ParisResearch Fellow at the Léon Robin Centre for the Study ofAncient Thought at the University of Paris-Sorbonne, France. Shehas published work on Wittgenstein, Aristotle’sSophistical Refutations, and on ancient philosophical textswritten on papyri. She is a former Leverhulme Early Career Fellowand Scholar of St John’s College, Cambridge.
D.K. Levy is a teaching fellow in the School ofPhilosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences at the University ofEdinburgh, UK, where he lectures on moral philosophy and thehistory of philosophy. His research explores the nature ofunderstanding, especially moral understanding. Dr Levy haspublished papers on moral philosophy, Wittgenstein and cognitivepsychology.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction: The Content of a Lecture on Ethics 1
2 Established Text of the Lecture: MS 139b Normalized 42
3 The Manuscripts of a Lecture on Ethics 52
4 Description of the Manuscripts 66
5 Symbols Used in the Diplomatic Transcriptions 69
6 Proto-Draft: Diplomatic Transcription 71
7 MS 139a: Diplomatic Transcription 77
8 MS 139b: Diplomatic Transcription 101
9 TS 207: Diplomatic Transcription 123