9780192854117

Wittgenstein: A Very Short Introduction

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    9780192854117

  • ISBN10:

    0192854119

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/28/2001
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Summary

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) was an extraordinarily original philospher, whose influence on twentieth-century thinking goes well beyond philosophy itself. In this book, which aims to make Wittgenstein's thought accessible to the general non-specialist reader, A. C. Grayling explains thenature and impact of Wittgenstein's views. He describes both his early and later philosophy, the differences and connections between them, and gives a fresh assessment of Wittgenstein's continuing influence on contemporary thought.

Author Biography


A.C. Grayling is Lecturer in Philosophy at Birkbeck College, London, and Senior Research Fellow at St Anne's College, Oxford. He is the author of An Introduction to Philosophical Logic, The Refutation of Scepticism, and Berkeley: The Central Arguments, and is also the editor of Philosophy: A Guide through the Subject and Philosophy 2: Further through the Subject.

Table of Contents

Note on references xii
List of illustrations
xiii
Life and character
1(15)
The early philosophy
16(57)
The later philosophy
73(53)
Wittgenstein and recent philosophy
126(9)
Further reading 135(4)
Index 139

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