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Wittgenstein
An Introduction
Wittgenstein
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Joachim Schulte - Author
William H. Brenner - Translator
John F. Holley - Translator
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Hardcover - 200 pages
Release Date: September 1992
ISBN10: 0-7914-1081-1
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-1081-3

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Paperback - 200 pages
Release Date: August 1992
ISBN10: 0-7914-1082-X
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-1082-0

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Joachim Schulte's introduction provides a distinctive and masterful account of the full range of Wittgenstein's thought. It is concise but not compressed, substantive but not overloaded with developmental or technical detail, informed by the latest scholarship but not pedantic. Beginners will find it accessible and seasoned students of Wittgenstein will appreciate it for the illuminating overview it provides.

"The author has a very good -- even exceptional knowledge of the primary Wittgenstein material, both published and unpublished. He writes clearly and makes his points succinctly." -- Peter Winch, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign

"This is a succinct, incisive account of Wittgenstein's life and of his unique personality, coupled with a straightforward and instructive exegesis and interpretation of the Tractatus and of Wittgenstein's later works. A wonderful piece, delightful to read, and quite informative." -- George R. Lucas, Jr., National Endowment for the Humanities

"It is thorough; it is accurate; it is well written. Wittgenstein is a genius of the twentieth century and too many writers (since they themselves are not geniuses) emphasize only one side of Wittgenstein and ignore others. This book does not do that." -- Stephen Satris, Clemson University

"It offers a thorough and sympathetic account of Wittgenstein's development, philosophical insights, and character. It shows a deep understanding of Wittgenstein. It is literate, scholarly without being pedantic, and it utilizes texts and documents, e.g., letters, that are often ignored in Wittgenstein exegesis. The book does not limit itself to just the best known of Wittgenstein's works, i.e., Tractatus and Philosophical Investigation, but put together everything presently available." -- Arnulf Zweig, University of Oregon

In the forefront of German-speaking Wittgenstein experts, Joachim Schulte is one of the editors of the German edition of Wittgenstein's works. He is the author of Erlebnis und Ausdruck: Wittgensteins Philosophie der Psychologie; the editor of Vortrag uber Ethik und kleine Schriften, of Waismann's Wille und Motiv, and of Waismann's Logik, Sprache, Philosophie; and is the translator of Bernard William's Problems of the Self (Probleme des Selbst).


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Table of Contents

Author's Preface

Translators' Preface

1. Introduction

Life

Personality

Works

2. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

How To Read the Tractatus

Philosophy

World

Signs

Analysis and Picture

Saying and Showing—Logic

Limits

3. Connecting Links

The Ethical

The Magical

Overview

Grammar

Foundations and Contradictions

The Hardness of the Logical Must

4. Language Games

Investigations

Games

Forms of Life

Family Resemblances

Rules

Paradigms

Use

5. Criteria

Verification and Criteria

Persons

Pain

Errors

Privacy

Aspects

6. Certainty

Knowledge

World Picture

Bibliography

Index


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