Wittgenstein: A Very Short Introduction by A. C. Grayling

Wittgenstein: A Very Short Introduction

byA. C. Grayling

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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.

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A. C. Grayling is Reader in Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London, and Sumernumary 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 editor of Philosophy: A guide through the subject and Philosophy 2: Fu...
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Title:Wittgenstein: A Very Short IntroductionFormat:PaperbackPublished:February 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192854119

ISBN - 13:9780192854117

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Table of Contents

1. Life and characterThe early philosophy2. Aims and background3. The argument of the Tractatus4. Some comments and questions5. The influence of the early philosophyThe later philosophy6. The transitional period7. Method, meaning, and use8. Understanding and rule following9. 'Forms of life', private language, and criteria10. Mind and knowledge11. Some reflections and comments12. Wittgenstein and recent philosophyFurther readingIndex

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`[Grayling] is to be congratulated on the success of his enterprise in a book which is a model of expository elgance ... an admirably clear and concise introduction'Philosophical Books