Philosophical Occasions: 1912-1951

Philosophical Occasions: 1912-1951 : 1912-1951

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An essential resource for students of Wittgenstein, this collection contains faithful, in some cases expanded and corrected, versions of many important pieces never before available in a single volume, including Notes for the 'Philosophical Lecture', published here for the first time. Fifteen selections, with bi-lingual versions of those originally written in German, span the development of Wittgenstein's thought, his range of interests, and his methods of philosophical investigation. Short introductions, an index, and an updated version of Georg Henrik von Wright's The Wittgenstein Papers situate the selections within the broader context of the Wittgenstein corpus and the history of its publication.
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  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 134.87 x 214.88 x 24.89mm | 624g
  • Cambridge, MA, United States
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0872201546
  • 9780872201545
  • 72,150

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[The editors] have usefully and skillfully assembled various writings by Wittgenstein. . . . to permit a synoptic view of his several concerns. . . . The book is an excellent source and it provides a nourishing supplement to the Investigations. --Colin McGinn, The New Republic
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About Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ludwig Wittgenstein, geboren 1889 in Wien, gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Philosophen des 20. Jahrhunderts. Er wuchs in Österreich auf, studierte zunächst in Berlin und siedelte dann nach England über, wohin er nach verschiedenen Zwischenstationen immer wieder zurückkehrte.
1939 wurde Wittgenstein Professor an der Universität Cambridge. Im Krieg arbeitete er in verschiedenen Krankenhäusern und kam 1945 zurück nach Cambridge. Dort starb er 1951.
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