Wittgenstein in Cambridge: Letters and Documents 1911-1951

Wittgenstein in Cambridge: Letters and Documents 1911-1951

by Brian McGuinness (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781444350890
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/08/2012
Pages: 506
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

Brian McGuinness is now Professor of the History of Philosophy at Siena. Past publications include the translation of Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (with David Pears) and A Life of Wittgenstein (Volume 1, Young Ludwig, 1988), the second volume of which is due to be published shortly.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi

Introduction 1

List of Letters and Documents 15

Letters 29

Bibliography 481

Index of Correspondents and Document Sources 490

Index 492

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“One could say, this book takes a close look at Wittgenstein’s face; and whether or not this will interest anyone, he was nonetheless a human being and so it may have value.” (The Dabbler, 18 May 2012)

"The publication of all this new material is to be welcomed ... .[A] very handsome book, and impeccably edited. In his notes (conveniently placed after each letter and not at the end of the book), the editor gives just the right amount of background and further information to explain references to people and events in the letters." (Times Literary Supplement, March 2010)

"A beautifully produced and immaculately edited volume, [McGuinness] collects together a rich mass of letters and other documents." (London Review of Books, January 2009)

"Primarily a historical and biographical resource. The editor's stated aim is to picture a portion of Wittgenstein's 'pattern of ... life and work' centered on Cambridge. He has ... succeeded." (Notre Dame Reviews, October 2008)

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