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Harper Perennial

Major Works: Selected Philosophical Writings

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The finest introduction to "the greatest philosopher of the 20th century" (New York Times Book Review), including the complete text of the Tractatus, The Blue and Brown Books, and On Certainty

Major Works is the first single-volume English anthology of Ludwig Wittgenstein's important philosophical writings. Featuring the complete texts of Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, The Blue and Brown Books: Studies for 'Philosophical Investigations, ' and On Certainty, this new collection selects from the early, middle, and later career of this revolutionary thinker, widely recognized as one of the most profound minds of all time. Wittgenstein contributed several groundbreaking ideas to philosophy, primarily in the foundations of logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of language, and the philosophy of mind.

"The greatest philosopher of the 20th] century . . . Wittgenstein had an impact of extraordinary proportions. -- Colin McGinn, The New Republic



Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: 03/10/2009
Pages: 448
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.74lbs
Size: 8.04h x 5.32w x 1.07d
ISBN: 9780061550249

About the Author
Wittgenstein, Ludwig: -

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) was born in Austria and studied at Cambridge under Bertrand Russell. He volunteered to serve in the Austrian army at the outbreak of World War I, and in 1918 was captured and sent to a prison camp in Italy, where he finished his masterpiece, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, one of the most important philosophical works of all time. After the war Wittgenstein eventually returned to Cambridge to teach.