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Wittgenstein in Cambridge : Letters and Documents 1911 - 1951

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This volume collects the most substantial correspondence and documents relating to Wittgenstein's long association with Cambridge between the years 1911 and his death in 1951, including the letters he exchanged with his most illustrious Cambridge contemporaries Russell, Keynes, Moore, and Ramsey (and previously published as Cambridge Letters). Now expanded to include 200 previously unpublished letters and documents, including correspondence between Wittgenstein and the economist Piero Sraffa, and between Wittgenstein and his pupilsIncludes extensive editorial annotationsProvides a fascinating and intimate insight into Wittgenstein's life and thoughtshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 506 pages
  • 172 x 246 x 24mm | 780.17g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4th Edition
  • 1444350897
  • 9781444350890
  • 841,506

About Brian McGuinness

Brian McGuinness is now Professor of the History of Philosophy at Siena. Past publications include the translation of Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (with David Pears) and A Life of Wittgenstein (Volume 1, Young Ludwig, 1988), the second volume of which is due to be published shortly.show more

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One could say, this book takes a close look at Wittgenstein s face; and whether or not this will interest anyone, he was nonetheless a human being and so it may have value. (The Dabbler, 18 May 2012)show more

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This volume collects the most substantial correspondence and documents relating to Wittgenstein's long association with Cambridge between the years 1911 and his death in 1951, including the letters he exchanged with his most illustrious Cambridge contemporaries Russell, Keynes, Moore, and Ramsey (and previously published as Cambridge Letters). It provides a fascinating glimpse of the philosopher - appearing in turn withdrawn and affectionate, fierce and censorious, happy to collaborate and sure of his own judgement. Quarrels and reconciliations are documented, along with his struggles to publish the Tractatus, his retreat from the world and his eventual return to philosophy. This significantly expanded new volume adds to the existing collection some 200 previously unpublished letters and documents, including 40 letters from Wittgenstein to his friend and Cambridge contemporary, the economist Piero Sraffa; a substantial body of letters between Wittgenstein and some of his most celebrated pupils, including Rhees, Von Wright and Norman Malcolm; and minutes relating Wittgenstein's incursions into University business and The Moral Sciences Club. This collection will prove a fascinating and unique read for anyone with an interest in Wittgenstein's work, his character and the institutional and personal context within which they took shape.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements vi Introduction 1 List of Letters and Documents 15 Letters 29 Bibliography 481 Index of Correspondents and Document Sources 490 Index 492show more

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"One could say, this book takes a close look at Wittgenstein's face; and whether or not this will interest anyone, he was nonetheless a human being and so it may have value." ( The Dabbler , 18 May 2012)show more

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