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Edited by B.F. McGuinness, T. Nyburg, and G.H. Von Wright, with a translation by D.F. Pears and B.F. McGuinness, an historical introduction by G.H. Von Wright, and a facsimile of the author's manuscript.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published June 10th 1971 by Routledge & Kegan Paul (London) (first published 1971)
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Jun 07, 2012 Erik Graff rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Wittgenstein fans
Recommended to Erik by: Bill Ellos
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One of the first jobs I had as a teaching assistant in philosophy at Loyola University Chicago was to prepare Bill Ellos' doctoral dissertation for publication. The typescript of this paper was many hundreds of pages, the text being basically a very detailed overview of everything Ludwig Wittgenstein had written or had been reported to have said, thematically arranged. I knew next to nothing about the philosopher and, so, had to read this same material myself in order to competently edit the ...more
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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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