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Philosophical Investigationsby Ludwig Wittgenstein
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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.
Book News Annotation:
The second most important work by German philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) was first published in 1953 in German and English. A second edition followed in 1958, and a third in 2003 after Anscombe's death, both with corrections. The major change in this fourth is to drop the division into two parts: Part I has become Philosophical Investigations and Part II Philosophy of Psychology--A Fragment. It also makes more changes to the translation than previous editions, partly to reflect changes in English over the past half century, and partly to incorporate different thinking about the various texts and their place in the whole. As before, the German and English are on facing pages. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Incorporating significant editorial changes from earlier editions, the fourth edition of Ludwig Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations is the definitive en face German-English version of the most important work of 20th-century philosophy
About the Author
Peter Hacker is the author of the four-volume Analytical Commentary on the Philosophical Investigations (Blackwell, 1980-96) the first two volumes co-authored with G. P. Baker (Second Editions, 2003, 2009) and of Wittgenstein’s Place in Twentieth-century Analytic Philosophy (Blackwell, 1996). He has also written extensively on philosophy of mind, including Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience (Blackwell, 2003) and History of Cognitive Neuroscience (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008), co-authored with M. R. Bennett, and Human Nature: The Categorial Framework (Blackwell, 2007), the first volume of a trilogy on human nature.
Joachim Schulte edited the authoritative critical-genetic edition of Wittgenstein’s Philosophische Untersuchungen (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 of many 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.
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