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Notebooks 1914-1916

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This considerably revised second edition of Wittgenstein's 1914-16 notebooks contains a new appendix with photographs of Wittgenstein's original work, a new preface by Elizabeth Anscombe, and a useful index by E.D. Klemke. Corrections have been made throughout the text, and notes have been added, making this the definitive edition of the notebooks. The writings intersperse ...more
paper, 234 pages
Published January 15th 1984 by University of Chicago Press (first published 1980)
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Jan 28, 2012 Adam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1900-1969, philosophy
some thoughts I had:

“A proposition can express its sense only by being the logical portrayal of it.” Does he really mean this, or does he mean something like “we can only use a proposition to express a sense if the proposition has the structure required to be a logical portrayal of said sense”? The latter is both more reasonable and more in line with the Tractarian system.

“One often makes a remark and only later sees how true it is.” This remark is presumably a picture of reality. The Tractaria
Dec 30, 2015 Leonardo marked it as to-keep-reference
Wittgenstein denuncia al Dios de la guerra y al desierto de las cosas en el cual lo bueno y lo malo son ahora indistinguibles, situando al mundo en el límite de la subjetividad tautológica: “Aquí puede verse al solipsismo coincidir con el realismo puro, si se lo piensa bien”.

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Jul 04, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Fascinating to read side by side with Tractatus; several sections correspond almost word for word. Also worth comparing with letters written to friends and family during same period, consideration of impact of wartime experience on the development on his philosophy.
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Jun 07, 2012 Erik Graff rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Wittgenstein fans
Recommended to Erik by: Bill Ellos
Shelves: philosophy
I read this, along with many other materials about the author, while working as a teaching assistant for Dr. William Ellos, S.J. at Loyola University Chicago, Wittgenstein having been the subject of his dissertation which I was editing.
Mar 20, 2015 eric rated it really liked it
Pre-Tractatus Wittgenstein. Good stuff.
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Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein (26 April 1889 – 29 April 1951) was an Austrian-British philosopher who worked primarily in logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language.

Described by Bertrand Russell as "the most perfect example I have ever known of genius as traditionally conceived, passionate, profound, intense, and dominating", he helped inspire t
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“What do I know about God and the purpose of life?
I know that this world exists.
That I am placed in it like my eye in its visual field.
That something about it is problematic, which we call its meaning.
This meaning does not lie in it but outside of it.
That life is the world.
That my will penetrates the world.
That my will is good or evil.
Therefore that good and evil are somehow connected with the meaning of the world.The meaning of life, i.e. the meaning of the world, we can call God.
And connect with this the comparison of God to a father.”
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