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    DescriptionThis work seeks to shed light on one of the most engimatic masterpieces of 20th-century thought. At the heart of Eli Friedlander's interpretation is the internal relation between the logical and the ethical in the "Tractatus", a relation that emerges in the work of drawing the limits of language. To show how the "Tractatus", far from separating the ethical and the logical into distinct domains, instead brings out their essential affinity, Friedlander focuses on Wittgenstein's use of the term "form", paricularly his characterization of the form of objects. In this reading, the concept of form points to a threefold distinction in the text among the problematics of facts, objects and the world. Most important, it provides a key to understanding how Wittgenstein's work opens a perspective on the world through the recognition of the form of objects rather than through the grasping of facts -thus revealing the dimensions of subjectivity involved in having a world, or in assuming that form of experience apart from systematic logic. Bearing on the question of the divide between analytic and Continental philosophy, this interpretation views Wittgenstein's work as a possible mediation between these two central philosophical traditions of the modern age. It should be of interest not only to Wittgenstein scholars but to anyone concerned with 20th-century philosophy.

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    Signs of Sense
    Reading Wittgenstein's Tractatus
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eli Friedlander
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 115 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    ISBN 13: 9780674003095
    ISBN 10: 0674003098

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BISAC V2.8: PHI004000
    BIC subject category V2: HPL
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05, 19
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    BISAC V2.8: PHI016000
    DC22: 192
    DC21: 160
    Abridged Dewey: 192
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15270
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    BIC subject category V2: HPCF5
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    LC classification: B3376.W563 T7333 2001
    Thema V1.0: QDTL, QDHR9
    Illustrations note
    2 line illustrations
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    Publication date
    28 March 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass
    Author Information
    Eli Friedlander is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Tel-Aviv University.
    Table of contents
    * Abbreviations * Preface * Introduction: Figures of Writing * Part One *1. Logic Apart *2. The Form of Objects *3. "We Make to Ourselves Pictures of Facts" *4. Signs and Sense *5. The Symbolic Order *6. The Grammar of Analysis *7. Making Sense and Recognizing Meaning *8. Subject and World *9. Ethics in Language *10. A Demanding Silence * Part Two *11. On Some Central Debates Concerning the Tractatus *12. On Wittgenstein's Dissatisfaction with the Tractatus * Works Cited * Index