The Cambridge Companion to Wittgenstein (Cambridge by David G. Stern, Hans Sluga

By David G. Stern, Hans Sluga

Ludwig Wittgenstein is without doubt one of the most vital and influential philosophers of the 20th century, yet he's additionally one of many least available. This quantity offers a understandable consultant to his paintings by way of quite a lot of specialists who're actively engaged in new paintings on Wittgenstein. The essays, that are either expository and unique, tackle relevant issues in his philosophy of brain, language, common sense, and arithmetic and make clear the connections one of the varied levels within the improvement of his paintings.

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O. Mounce, Wittgenstein's Tractatus: An Introduction (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981), p. 1. L. Wittgenstein, Letters to Russell, Keynes, and Moore, ed. by G. H. von Wright (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1974), p. 71. L. Wittgenstein, "Letters to Ludwig von Ficker," in C. G. , Wittgenstein: Sources and Perspectives (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1979), p. 95. Peter Galison has discussed the confluence of the philosophical ideas of Wittgenstein and the Vienna Circle and the stylistic conceptions of the Bauhaus in his essay "Aufbau/Bauhaus: Logical Positivism and Architectural Modernism," in Critical Inquiry 16 (1990), pp.

H. O. Mounce, Wittgenstein's Tractatus: An Introduction (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981), p. 1. L. Wittgenstein, Letters to Russell, Keynes, and Moore, ed. by G. H. von Wright (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1974), p. 71. L. Wittgenstein, "Letters to Ludwig von Ficker," in C. G. , Wittgenstein: Sources and Perspectives (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1979), p. 95. Peter Galison has discussed the confluence of the philosophical ideas of Wittgenstein and the Vienna Circle and the stylistic conceptions of the Bauhaus in his essay "Aufbau/Bauhaus: Logical Positivism and Architectural Modernism," in Critical Inquiry 16 (1990), pp.

Rather, philosophers have often uncritically adopted this perspective in areas where it does not apply, with the result that philosophical confusion ensues. Wittgenstein points to the writings of St. Augustine and to his own Tractatus as examples of this tendency. (ii) As I shall use the expression, logical perfectionism refers to the view, often tacitly assumed, that the rules underlying and governing our language must have an ideal structure - they must, for example, be absolutely rigorous and cover all possible cases.

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