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Zettel, an en face bilingual edition, collects fragments from Wittgenstein's work between 1929 and 1948 on issues of the mind, mathematics & language.
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Paperback, German/English, 256 pages
Published March 1st 1970 by University of California Press (Berkeley) (first published January 1st 1967)
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Jimmy
Feb 18, 2016 Jimmy rated it it was amazing
A collection of fragments made by Wittgenstein and left by him in a file box. They range in date from about 1929 to 1948, with the greatest number from 1945 to 1948. Great efforts made by Geach, Anscombe, Wright, and Rhees to put this together. Here are some samples:

1. William James: The thought is already complete at the beginning of the sentence. How can one know that?--But the intention
2. I tell someone: "I'm going to whistle you the theme . . . ", it is my intention to whistle it, and I alr
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H Lamar
Jul 14, 2015 H Lamar rated it it was amazing
I have been studying Wittgenstein for 35 years. Each time I study his works I am always drawn back to Zettel and On Certainty. He created two distinct philosophies of the 20th century with Tractatus Logico (and Notebooks) and Philosophical Investigations (and the Blue and Brown Books). Zettel allows us to lean into his thinking in an almost step by step manner. I cannot imagine Philosophical Investigations, an essential work. without Zettel, On Certainty and Remarks on Philosophy of Psychology. ...more
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Aug 15, 2012 Sam Kamber rated it really liked it
Definitely an interesting field of philosophy, and Wittgenstein have some interesting thoughts. Though the organisation and style makes it a bit tiresome to read
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