Philosophical Investigations / Edition 4 available in Hardcover
Immediately upon its posthumous publication in 1953, Ludwig Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations was hailed as a masterpiece, and the ensuing years have confirmed this initial assessment. Today it is widely acknowledged to be the single most important philosophical work of the twentieth century.
In this definitive new en face German-English edition, Wittgenstein experts Peter Hacker and Joachim Schulte have incorporated significant editorial changes to earlier editions of Philosophical Investigations in order to reflect more closely Wittgenstein's original intentions. Notable revisions include the placement of Wittgenstein's notes – Randbemerkungen – into their designated positions in the text, some corrections to the originally published German text, and the numbering of all the remarks in what was Part 2 and is now named Philosophy of Psychology – A Fragment. Extensive modifications and corrections have also been made to G. E. M. Anscombe's original English translation. Detailed editorial endnotes have been added to illuminate difficult translation decisions and to identify references and allusions in Wittgenstein's original text.
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About the Author
Peter Hacker is the author of the four-volume AnalyticalCommentary on the Philosophical Investigations (Blackwell,1980-96) the first two volumes co-authored with G. P. Baker (SecondEditions, 2003, 2009) and of Wittgenstein’s Place inTwentieth-century Analytic Philosophy (Blackwell, 1996). He hasalso written extensively on philosophy of mind, includingPhilosophical Foundations of Neuroscience (Blackwell, 2003)and History of Cognitive Neuroscience (Wiley-Blackwell,2008), co-authored with M. R. Bennett, and Human Nature: TheCategorial Framework (Blackwell, 2007), the first volume of atrilogy on human nature.
Joachim Schulte edited the authoritative critical-geneticedition of Wittgenstein’s PhilosophischeUntersuchungen (2001). He is author of Wittgenstein: An Introduction (1989), Chor und Gesetz:Wittgenstein im Kontext (1990), Experience and Expression:Wittgenstein’s Philosophy of Psychology (1993), and ofmany dozens of philosophical papers.
Table of Contents
Editorial Preface to the Fourth Edition and Modified Translation.
The Text of the Philosophical Investigations.
Philosophie der Psychologie - Ein Fragment.
Philosophy of Psychology - A Fragment.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Although less dominant now than when I was a student, Ludwig Wittgenstein's thoughts from the "Tractatus" to the "Untersuchungen" influence all my philosophical thinking. As a student I could only afford the English translation of the 2nd edn and it is now a much worn volume, and I was delighted to buy this new 3rd edition. Even 'though it represents the second revision of Elizabeth Anscombe's thoughts on the German text, it is good to be able to compare her version with the original German.It is a book that can be read in three ways. Sometimes I will read it from cover to cover. Other times one can read just a group of sections on a specific topic, say the rules for use being the meaning of a word. Lastly I can light my pipe, sit by the fire and read a few sections at random - it always generates new ideas. In this it has an unexpected affinity with a volume of poems.Wittgenstein is not everybody's cup of tea, but he is mine, and if one is open-minded, this work, along with the Tractatus and the Remarks on Mathematics, has something to offer to all.By the way, although LibraryThing classifies this work as German philodophy, Wittgenstein, like several Logical Positivists, was an Austrian.