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The Wittgenstein Reader

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This volume is the first selection of the essential writings of Wittgenstein -- arguably " the emblematic philosopher of the twentieth-century.
Paperback, 312 pages
Published October 28th 1994 by Wiley-Blackwell (first published January 1st 1994)
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This is a solid, but moderately confusing collection of the writings of Wittgenstein. The book is divided up into chapters which include text written by Wittgenstein, but none of it is explicitly labeled source-wise; i.e. the only texts that are included in full are TLP, and his 1929 Lecture on Ethics; while this is understandable (the rest of his writing is daunting in its length for sure), it becomes misleading to read selections from the middle of the Investigations, Zettel, and the Big Types ...more
only got around to reading a few short sections before i had to return it to the library, but it was enough to get me excited about Wittgenstein's perspective. "Ethics, Life, and Faith" reverberated particularly strongly with me. I should make a quick note that i was disappointed to find the Tractatus only present in abridged form.
Well, I am working through the private language argument. But I like the idea that language is useless for communicating about abstractions.
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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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