A Companion to Wittgenstein by Hans-Johann Glock, John Hyman

By Hans-Johann Glock, John Hyman

The such a lot finished survey of Wittgenstein’s notion but compiled, this quantity of 50 newly commissioned essays via top interpreters of his philosophy is a keynote addition to the Blackwell sequence at the world’s nice philosophers, masking every thing from Wittgenstein’s highbrow improvement to the newest interpretations of his highly influential rules. The lucid, attractive statement additionally studies Wittgenstein’s historic legacy and his endured influence on modern philosophical debate.

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What saved him from that was the gospel, or, more precisely, Leo Tolstoy’s Gospel in Brief, which he bought in his first month in Poland and read and reread until he knew it by heart. In March 1916, Wittgenstein was granted his oft‐repeated wish to transfer from being an engineer serving behind the lines to being an ordinary soldier fighting on the front line. He was ordered to man the observation post, one of the most dangerous assignments he could have been given. “Thought of God,” he wrote in his diary.

1990). Ludwig Wittgenstein: A Student’s Memoir. London: Duckworth. Wittgenstein, L. (1961/1979). Notebooks 1914–16. Ed. M. H. von Wright. Trans. M. Anscombe. Second edition. Oxford: Blackwell. Wittgenstein, L. (1977/1998). Culture and Value: A Selection from the Posthumous Remains.  von Wright in collaboration with H. Nyman. Revised edition of the text by A. Pichler. Trans. P. Winch. Oxford: Blackwell. 20 Part I Introductory 1 Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Development Wolfgang Kienzler There are two good reasons why Wittgenstein’s development is a philosophically intriguing problem as well as a complex and intricate matter.

He thus separated the propositions and their content from all specifically logical vocabu­ lary. This means that the connectives, the “logical constants” could not contribute to the content or meaning of propositions. There cannot be “logical objects” corresponding to the logical vocabulary. Therefore logic is not about anything; it is not informative and it is no s­cience (NL 107; see Chapter 17, logic and the tractatus). 26 Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Development The Notes conclude that purely logical propositions must be of an altogether different nature from ordinary, informative propositions.

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