Wittgenstein, Ludwig (1889 - 1951)


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Wittgenstein, Ludwig (April 26, 1889 - April 29, 1951)


These are books I am reading, studying, using or have read that are in my home library (VSCL) in Red Bluff, California or in local public or university libraries. 


Anscombe, G.E.M.  An Introduction to Wittgenstein's Tractatus.  London, Hutchinson University Library, 1959, Fourth Edition 1971.  Index, 179 pages.  ISBN: 0090511301.  VSCL. 


Clavell, Stanley.  The Claim of Reason: Wittgenstein, Skepticism, Morality and Tragedy.  Oxford University Press, 1999.  544 pages.  ISBN: 9780195131079. 


Kenny, Anthony.  Wittgenstein.  Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press, 1973.  Index, 240 pages.  ISBN: 0674953932.  VSCL. 


Monk, Ray.  Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius.  Penguin Books, 1991.  672 pages.  ISBN: 9780140159950.  VSCL. 


Wittgenstein, Ludwig.  The Blue and Brown Books.  Preliminary Studies for the "Philosophical Investigations" Generally known as The Blue and Brown Books.  New York, Harper & Brothers, 1958, 1965.  Second Edition, 1960, from text in possession of P. Straffa.  185 pages.  VSCL. 


Wittgenstein, Ludwig.  On Certainty.  Edited by G.E.M. Anscombe and G. H. von Wright.  Translated by Denis Paul and G.E.M. Anscombe.  New York, Haper Torchbooks, 1969, 1972.  90 pages.  This is an en face German-English edition.  ISBN: 9780061316869.  VSCL.   


Wittgenstein, Ludwig.  Philosophical Investigations.  Translated by G. E. M. Anscombe.  The English Text of the Third Edition.  New York, Macmillan Co., 1953, 1958 (Third Edition).  Reprint in 1968.  Index, 250 pages.  ISBN: None.  Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) is associated with Cambridge University in England.  Philosophical Investigations (1953).  VSCL.   


Wittgenstein, Ludwig.  Philosophical Investigations.  Edited and translated by P.M.S. Hacker and Joachim Schulte.  Wiley-Blackwell.  4th Edition, 2009.  592 pages.  ISBN: 978-1405159289.  This is an en face German-English edition.  VSCL. 


Wittgenstein, Ludwig.  Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.  Translated by D. F. Pears and B. F. McGuinness.  German and English text.  Introduction by Bertrand Russell.  New York, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1922, Second Edition 1971, 1974.  Index, 166 pages.  ISBN: 0710030045.  VSCL. 


Wittgenstein, Ludwig.  Zettel.  Edited by G.E.M. Anscobe and G.H. vonWright.  Translated by G.E.M. Anscombe.  Berkeley, California, University of California Press, 1970.  124 pages.  This is an en face German-English edition. ISBN: 520016351.  VSCL. 


Wittgenstein, Ludwig (1889-1951): Wikipedia Article 


Wittgenstein, Ludwig - Stanford University Encyclopedia of Philosophy


Wittgenstein, Ludwig  Comprehensive Website


VSCL =  Valley Spirit Center Library, Red Bluff, California






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Wittgenstein, Ludwig (April 26, 1889 - April 29, 1951)


"In 1999, Ludwig Wittgenstein's posthumously published Philosophical Investigations (1953) was ranked as the most important book of 20th-century philosophy by the Baruch Poll, standing out as "...the one crossover masterpiece in twentieth-century philosophy, appealing across diverse specializations and philosophical orientations".  Philosopher Bertrand Russell described him as "the most perfect example I have ever known of genius as traditionally conceived, passionate, profound, intense, and dominating."
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Wikipedia


"Considered by some to be the greatest philosopher of the 20th century, Ludwig Wittgenstein played a central, if controversial, role in 20th-century analytic philosophy.  He continues to influence current philosophical thought in topics as diverse as logic and language, perception and intention, ethics and religion, aesthetics and culture."
Stanford University Encyclopedia of Philosophy





1922  Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.  Ludwig Wittgenstein

1933  Science and Sanity.  Alfred Korzybski 

1936  Language, Truth and Logic.  Alfred Ayer 

1939  Language in Thought and Action.  S. I. Hayakawa

1949  Concept of Mind.  Gilbert Ryle

1951  How to Do Things with Words.  J. L. Austin

1953  Philosophical Investigations.  Ludwig Wittgenstein




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Wittgenstein, Ludwig (April 26, 1889 - April 29, 1951)


"All thinking is based, in part, on prior convictions." 
-  Geroge A. Kelly





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