Wittgenstein

Wittgenstein

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Overview

Wittgenstein presents a concise, comprehensive, and systematic treatment of Ludwig Wittgenstein's thought from his early work Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus to the posthumous publication of On Certainty, notes written just prior to his death.

  • A substantial scholarly addition to our understanding of one of the most original and influential thinkers of the 20th century, by renowned Wittgenstein scholar Hans Sluga
  • Proposes an original new interpretation of Wittgenstein's work
  • Written to also be accessible to listeners unfamiliar with Wittgenstein's thought
  • Includes discussion of the social and political background and contemporary relevance of Wittgenstein's thoughts

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781536638011
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 01/24/2017
Series: Blackwell Great Minds Series
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Hans Sluga is the William and Trudy Ausfahl Professor of Philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of Gottlob Frege (1980) and Heidegger's Crisis: Philosophy and Politics in Nazi Germany (1993), and editor (with David Stern) of The Cambridge Companion to Wittgenstein (1996).

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Table of Contents

Preface vi

Abbreviations x

1 The situated thinker 1

2 The world and its structure 20

3 The limits of language 39

4 The prodigious diversity of language games 57

5 Families and resemblances 76

6 Our unsurveyable grammar 95

7 Visible rails invisibly laid to infinity 112

8 What is the use of studying philosophy? 131

Index 151

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Sluga draws a fascinating picture of Wittgenstein as a situated thinker: brilliant insights into the cultural background mesh with an often original and always profound understanding of Wittgenstein’s work, yielding an accessible and illuminating account of his thought.
—Joachim Schulte, University of Zurich

Concise, clear and accessible, this sophisticated introduction covers an unusually wide range of central topics, including Wittgenstein's historical and intellectual context, his philosophical development, and the ethical and political implications of his work.
— David Stern, University of Iowa

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