Notebooks 1914-1916
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Notebooks 1914-1916

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This considerably revised 2nd edition of Wittgenstein's 1914-16 notebooks contains a new appendix with photographs of his original work, a new preface by Elizabeth Anscombe & a useful index by E.D. Klemke. Corrections have been made throughout the text. Notes have been added, making this the definitive edition of the notebooks. The writings intersperse his technical lo...more
Hardcover, 2nd, bilingual, 140 pages
Published January 1st 1980 by University of Chicago Press
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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...more
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.
Erik Graff
Jun 07, 2012 Erik Graff rated it 3 of 5 stars
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.
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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...more
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