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Very Short Introductions #46: Wittgenstein: A Very Short Introduction

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Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) was an extraordinarily original thinker, whose influence on twentieth-century thinking far outside the bounds of philosophy alone. In this engaging Introduction, A.C. Grayling makes Wittgenstein's thought accessible to the general reader by explaining the nature and impact of Wittgenstein's views. He describes both his early and later philosophy, the differences and connections between them, and gives a fresh assessment of Wittgenstein's continuing influence on contemporary thought.

Synopsis:

Ludwig Wittgenstein was an extraordinarily original philosopher, whose influence on 20th-century thinking goes well beyond philosophy itself. In this short, non-technical introduction to Wittgenstein's thought, Grayling describes both his early and his later philosophy, the differences and connections between them, and their effect on contemporary thought.

About the Author

A.C. Grayling is Lecturer in Philosophy at King's College, London.

Table of Contents

1. Life and character

The early philosophy

2. Aims and background

3. The argument of the Tractatus

4. Some comments and questions

5. The influence of the early philosophy

The later philosophy

6. The transitional period

7. Method, meaning, and use

8. Understanding and rule following

9. 'Forms of life', private language, and criteria

10. Mind and knowledge

11. Some reflections and comments

12. Wittgenstein and recent philosophy

Further reading

Index

1. Life and character

The early philosophy

2. Aims and background

3. The argument of the Tractatus

4. Some comments and questions

5. The influence of the early philosophy

The later philosophy

6. The transitional period

7. Method, meaning, and use

8. Understanding and rule following

9. 'Forms of life', private language, and criteria

10. Mind and knowledge

11. Some reflections and comments

12. Wittgenstein and recent philosophy

Further reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192854117
Author:
Grayling, A. C.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Grayling, A. C.
Author:
null, A. C.
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
Contemporary
Subject:
Wittgenstein, Ludwig
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
Philosophy | History | 20th C
Subject:
Philosophy | History | 20th C and Contemporary
Subject:
Philosophy | History | 20th C & Contemporary
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Series Volume:
[5]46
Publication Date:
20010731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 halftones
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.02x4.45x.41 in. .32 lbs.

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