How to Read Wittgenstein - How to Read

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Publisher's Synopsis

Though Wittgenstein wrote on the same subjects that dominate the work of other analytic philosophers - the nature of logic, the limits of language, the analysis of meaning - he did so in a peculiarly poetic style that separates his work sharply from that of his peers and makes the question of how to read him particularly pertinent. At the root of Wittgenstein's thought, Ray Monk argues, is a determination to resist the scientism characteristic of our age, a determination to insist on the integrity and the autonomy of non-scientific forms of understanding. The kind of understanding we seek in philosophy, Wittgenstein tried to make clear, is similar to the kind we might seek of a person, a piece of music, or, indeed, a poem. Extracts are taken from Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus and from a range of writings, including Philosophical Investigations, The Blue and Brown Books and Last Writings on the Philosophy of Psychology.

Book information

ISBN: 9781862077249
Publisher: Granta Publications
Imprint: Granta Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 192
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 114
Weight: 100g
Height: 199mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 9mm