3 edition of Wittgenstein, a life found in the catalog.
Wittgenstein, a life
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|LC Classifications||B3376.W564 M39 1988|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xii, 322 p.,  p. of plates :|
|Number of Pages||322|
|LC Control Number||88004766|
Get this from a library! Wittgenstein, a life: young Ludwig, [Brian McGuinness]. The Wittgenstein family had a genius for misery. There the parallels end. Thomas Mann traced the decline of the Buddenbrooks through four generations, but the Author: Anthony Gottlieb.
life’, (Wittgenstein 8e). In Wittgenstein’s Blue and Brown Books the concept of language is equated with the concept of culture: (Wittgenstein ). A culture is the ‘totality of communal activities into which language-games are embedded’ (Glock ). In so far asFile Size: KB. Eldridge, Richard Leading a Human Life: Wittgenstein, Intentionality, Romanticism. Chicago: Chicago University Press. The second half of the book is a refreshingly accessible exposition of a Cavellian reading of the first half of Part I of Philosophical Investigations; the first half argues that the book should be seen as a development of Cited by:
I was drawn to the Tractatus first (and as Jaap-Jan de Wit might jokingly say, I have plagiarised it ever since). Then I read Philosophical Investigations in light of it. I feel like I got a lot out of PI as a result of that ‘lens’. I would argue. From old VHS. A BBC 'Horizon' film about the remarkable life of the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. He was born in Vienna in and died in Cambridge in , having turned philosophy.
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Penguin. [Brian McGuinness] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. New copy. Fast shipping. Will. A central element of Wittgenstein's life and personalityhis homosexualityis regarded by McGuinness as unimportant, and, incredibly, not dealt with at all.
This affects the entire narrative, and a full portrait of Wittgenstein never emerges: his recurrent bouts of depression and thoughts of suicide are attributed Author: Brian McGuinness. A biography of Ludwig Wittgenstein up to based on his documents, private papers and letters.
They provide an invaluable light on his religious conversion, his development as a great philosopher and his tortured, perfectionist character. Wittgenstein (The Routledge Philosophers) and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle.
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This was the first comprehensive biography of Wittgenstein to be published and has been immensely popular ever since. It was preceded by Brian McGuinness’ biography called Young Ludwig which recounts Wittgenstein’s life until It is an extremely good biography with much fascinating detail.
This book begins with a biographical sketch by Finnish philosopher Georg Henrik von Wright (a student of Wittgenstein's, who succeeded him as professor at the University of Cambridge), that was first published in /5(2). Monk vividly details the life of the eccentric philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein.
The greatest achievement of this book is its ability to reveal the inner workings of a brilliant, but troubled mind. We discover how brilliance is often accompanied by pain and tragedy/5.
Some allege that Wittgenstein shared Weininger’s self-directed disgust at Jews and homosexuals; others believe that what impressed Wittgenstein most about Weininger’s book is its austere but passionate insistence that the only thing worth living for was the aspiration to accomplish work of genius.
In any case, it remains true that Wittgenstein’s life was characterized by a single-minded determination to live. Ludwig Wittgenstein - The Book of Life is the 'brain' of The School of Life, a gathering of the best ideas around wisdom and emotional intelligence.
A lot of unhappiness comes about in this world because we can’t let other people know what we mean clearly enough. : Wittgenstein: A life: Young Ludwig () by McGuinness, Brian and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices.4/5(30).
Books shelved as wittgenstein: Philosophical Investigations by Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein, On Certainty b.
Philosophical Investigations (German: Philosophische Untersuchungen) is a work by the philosopher Ludwig book was published posthumously in Wittgenstein discusses numerous problems and puzzles in the fields of semantics, logic, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of action, and philosophy of mind, putting Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein.
Genre/Form: Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: McGuinness, Brian. Wittgenstein. London: Duckworth, (OCoLC) Ludwig Wittgenstein Childhood & Personal Life Wittgenstein was born in a rich family in Vienna, as the youngest son of Karl and his wife, Leopoldine Kalmus, on 26 April He had eight siblings — four sisters and four brothers.
Conjecture about Wittgenstein's philosophical positions was accompanied by even more rampant conjecture about his sex life, particularly after one scholar published a book Author: Evelyn Toynton.
Wittgenstein a Life. Brian Mcguinness () Abstract This article has no associated abstract. (fix it) Similar books and articles. Young Ludwig: Wittgenstein's Life, Brian McGuinness - - Clarendon Press. Wittgenstein Familienbriefe. Ludwig Wittgenstein.
Personally, I would recommend you consider a small book to start out with: Hans Sluga's Wittgenstein. Like any big philosopher there is a mountain of literature on him so there's a lot more to point to.
But those are definitely good starting points (along with Ray Monk's biography if you're interested in his life at all). As the book progressed, I realized it was not just the riddle of Wittgenstein's life or philosophy that was giving me fits, it was the riddle of this dark century - this world Wittgenstein found.
The present book, Wittgenstein, focuses on geistige Erscheinung, the overall personality and spiritual makeup of the man.
Many people know Wittgenstein as the most influential and brilliant philosopher of logic, language, mathematics, and epistemology of the twentieth century. But he had an interesting variety of paths in life. Wittgenstein.
Ludwig Wittgenstein Philosophy – Transcending The Limits of Language. Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent. This is probably one of the most quoted adages of all time and it was written by this man: Ludwig Wittgenstein. A philosopher who, by many, is considered the greatest of the 20 th century.WITTGENSTEIN: A LIFE: Young Ludwig, By Brian McGuinness.
University of California Press. pp. $ In the late s Vogue touted an unusual item in its trend-noting column: "People Are Talking About Ludwig Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico. This page contains a list of the best books on or by Wittgenstein.
Just to be clear, there is no single best book on Wittgenstein. The best book for you will depend on your preferred learning style and the amount of time that you want to spend reading about Wittgenstein. An page scholarly overview is unlikely to be best for someone looking for a .