This moving and authoritative portrait of Ludwig Wittgensteinone of the most powerful influences on contemporary philosophytreats Wittgenstein the man, his unusual teaching methods, and his modes of thought and expression as seen through the eyes of Norman Malcolm, first as a student and later as a close personal friend. This new edition contains the complete text of fifty-seven letters written by Wittgenstein to Malcolm over a period of eleven years. Appearing in print for the first time in their entirety, these letters serve to illuminate Wittgenstein as a warm and concerned friend as he gives advice, teases, and offers sympathy.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Edition description:||2nd ed.|
|Product dimensions:||5.38(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.31(d)|
About the Author
About the Authors:
Norman Malcolm was formerly Professor of Philosophy at Cornell University.
Georg Henrik von Wright succeeded Wittgenstein as Professor of Philosophy at Cambridge and is one of his literary executors.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Second Edition, Norman Malcolm
A Biographical Sketch, G. H. von Wright
A Memoir, Norman Malcolm
Wittgenstein's Letters to Norman Malcolm