Blackwell Great Minds
1. Auflage August 2011
168 Seiten, Hardcover
Wittgenstein presents a concise, comprehensive and systematic treatment of the Austrian-born philosopher's thought. Renowned scholar Hans Sluga first recounts events in Wittgenstein's life in order to illuminate the historical, political and personal conditions from which his philosophical work emerged. Sluga's original analysis goes on to illustrate how Wittgenstein's thought may help us to face the peculiar problems of our own contemporary existence. Illuminating and thought-provoking, Wittgenstein offers new insights into the mind of one of the most original and influential thinkers of the twentieth century.
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Wittgenstein presents a concise, comprehensive, and systematic treatment of Ludwig Wittgenstein's thought from his early work, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, to the posthumous publication of On Certainty, notes written just prior to his death.
* A substantial scholarly addition to our understanding of one of the most original and influential thinkers of the twentieth century, by renowned Wittgenstein scholar, Hans Sluga
* Proposes an original new interpretation of Wittgenstein's work
* Written to also be accessible to readers unfamiliar with Wittgenstein's thought
* Includes discussion of the social and political background and contemporary relevance of Wittgenstein's thoughts
Chapter 1: The Situated Thinker.
Chapter 2: The World and Its Structure.
Chapter 3: The Limits of Language.
Chapter 4: The Prodigious Diversity of Language games.
Chapter 5: Families and Resemblances.
Chapter 6: Our Unsurveyable Grammar.
Chapter 7: Visible Rails Invisibly Laid to Infinity.
Chapter 8: What is the Use of Studying Philosophy?