Released on 2007-01-24Categories Philosophy

Understanding Wittgenstein's Tractatus

Understanding Wittgenstein's Tractatus

Author: Pasquale Frascolla

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134336395

Category: Philosophy

Page: 244

View: 256

Understanding Wittgenstein's Tractatus provides an accessible and yet novel discussion of all the major themes of the Tractatus. The book starts by setting out the history and structure of the Tractatus. It then investigates the two main dimensions of the early Wittgenstein's thought, corresponding to the division between what language can say by means of its propositions and what language can only show. It goes on to discuss picture theory, logical atomism, extensionality, truth-functions and truth-operations, semantics, metalogic and mathematics, solipsism and value, metaphysics, and finally, Wittgenstein's idea of the duty of maintaining silence. Frascolla also proposes a new interpretation of the ontology of the Tractatus. Based on the identification of objects with qualia, the argument put forward in the book challenges the currently prevalent ideas of the ‘New Wittgenstein'. The paradoxical nature of the Tractatus itself, and the theme of "throwing away the ladder", are thus revisited in a new key. Understanding Wittgenstein's Tractatus is essential reading for anyone wishing to further their insight into one of the most influential works of twentieth-century philosophy.
Released on 2021-09-15Categories Philosophy

Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

Author: Andreas Georgallides

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527574830

Category: Philosophy

Page: 205

View: 730

The collection explores Wittgenstein’s early work, with a particular focus on his Tractatus, which examines the relation between language and the world, and which makes the distinction between saying and showing. The book considers the topics of logic, ontology, metaphysics, and the epistemological and moral aspects of Tractatus.
Released on 2006Categories Philosophy

Deepening Our Understanding of Wittgenstein

Deepening Our Understanding of Wittgenstein

Author: Michael Kober

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042020108

Category: Philosophy

Page: 283

View: 577

This volume is of interest for anyone who aims at understanding the so-called 'later' or 'mature' Wittgenstein. Its contributions, written by leading German-speaking Wittgenstein-scholars like Hans Sluga, Hans-Johann Glock, Joachim Schulte, Eike von Savigny, and others, provide deeper insights to seemingly well discussed topics, such as family resemblance, Übersicht (perspicuous representation), religion, or grammar, or they explain in an eye-opening fashion hitherto enigmatic expressions of Wittgenstein, such as 'The pneumatic conception of thought' (PI §109), 'A mathematical proof must be surveyable' (RFM III §1), or 'On this a curious remark by H. Newman' (OC §1).
Released on 2005-08-25Categories Philosophy

Wittgenstein's Tractatus

Wittgenstein's Tractatus

Author: Alfred Nordmann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052185086X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 234

View: 578

This introduction, first published in 2005, considers the philosophical and literary aspects of Wittgenstein's 'Tractatus' and shows how they are related.
Released on 2007-01-24Categories Philosophy

Understanding Wittgenstein's Tractatus

Understanding Wittgenstein's Tractatus

Author: Pasquale Frascolla

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134336388

Category: Philosophy

Page: 244

View: 726

Understanding Wittgenstein's Tractatus provides an accessible and yet novel discussion of all the major themes of the Tractatus. The book starts by setting out the history and structure of the Tractatus. It then investigates the two main dimensions of the early Wittgenstein's thought, corresponding to the division between what language can say by means of its propositions and what language can only show. It goes on to discuss picture theory, logical atomism, extensionality, truth-functions and truth-operations, semantics, metalogic and mathematics, solipsism and value, metaphysics, and finally, Wittgenstein's idea of the duty of maintaining silence. Frascolla also proposes a new interpretation of the ontology of the Tractatus. Based on the identification of objects with qualia, the argument put forward in the book challenges the currently prevalent ideas of the ‘New Wittgenstein'. The paradoxical nature of the Tractatus itself, and the theme of "throwing away the ladder", are thus revisited in a new key. Understanding Wittgenstein's Tractatus is essential reading for anyone wishing to further their insight into one of the most influential works of twentieth-century philosophy.
Released on 2013-02-28Categories Philosophy

Wittgenstein's Tractatus

Wittgenstein's Tractatus

Author: Peter Sullivan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191644085

Category: Philosophy

Page: 282

View: 560

This volume of newly written chapters on the history and interpretation of Wittgenstein's Tractatus represents a significant step beyond the polemical debate between broad interpretive approaches that has recently characterized the field. Some of the contributors might count their approach as 'new' or 'resolute', while others are more 'traditional', but all are here concerned primarily with understanding in detail the structure of argument that Wittgenstein presents within the Tractatus, rather than with its final self-renunciation, or with the character of the understanding that renunciation might leave behind. The volume makes a strong case that close investigation, both biographical and textual, into the composition of the Tractatus, and into the various influences on it, still has much to yield in revealing the complexity and fertility of Wittgenstein's early thought. Amongst these influences Kant and Kierkegaard are considered alongside Wittgenstein's immediate predecessors in the analytic tradition. The themes explored range across the breadth of Wittgenstein's book, and include his accounts of ethics and aesthetics, as well as issues in metaphysics and the philosophy of mind, and aspects of the logical framework of his account of representation. The contrast of saying and showing, and Wittgenstein's attitude to the inexpressible, is of central importance to many of the contributions. By approaching this concern through the various first-level issues that give rise to it, rather than from entrenched schematic positions, the contributors demonstrate the possibility of a more inclusive, constructive and fruitful mode of engagement with Wittgenstein's text and with each other.
Released on 2021-02-25Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Wittgenstein’s Tractatus

Wittgenstein’s Tractatus

Author:

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793632890

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 188

View: 800

This book presents both a new translation of Wittgenstein's Tractatus (often similar to Ogden's, but with significant improvements) and a line-by-line guide to relevant secondary literature. Rather than arguing for any particular interpretation, it presents a variety of positions for the reader to consider.
Released on 2006-10-24Categories Philosophy

Wittgenstein's 'Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus'

Wittgenstein's 'Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus'

Author: Roger M. White

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441188915

Category: Philosophy

Page: 172

View: 601

Wittgenstein's Tractatus - the only book he actually published within his lifetime - was an immensely important work which changed the direction of philosophy in the first half of the twentieth century. Highlighting the importance of the nature of language in philosophy and the problematic nature of metaphysics, it strongly influenced the work of Russell, the Vienna Circle and A. J. Ayer. An understanding of the ideas in the Tractatus is essential to fully grasp Wittgenstein's remarkable thought. In Wittgenstein's 'Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus': A Reader's Guide, Roger White provides a thorough account of the philosophical and historical context of Wittgenstein's work. The book provides a detailed outline of the themes and structure of the text, guiding the reader towards a thorough understanding of this remarkable text. White goes on to explore the reception and influence of the work and offers a detailed guide to further reading. This is the ideal companion to study of this hugely important philosophical work.
Released on 2020-04-27Categories Philosophy

Logic and Language in Wittgenstein's Tractatus

Logic and Language in Wittgenstein's Tractatus

Author: Ian Proops

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135716455

Category: Philosophy

Page: 120

View: 573

This historical study investigates Ludwig Wittgenstein's early philosophy of logic and language, as it is presented in his Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. The study makes a case for the Tractatus as an insightful critique of the philosophies of Bertrand Russell and Gottlob Frege-the Founding Fathers of analytic philosophy.