Philosophical Occasions, 1912-1951

ISBN-10: 0872201546
ISBN-13: 9780872201545
Edition: 1993
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Description: An indispensible resource, this collection of Wittgenstein's key shorter works -- in some cases expanded and corrected -- offers the full German text of those selections originally written in German. Highlights include 'Notes for the 'Philosophical  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/15/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386

An indispensible resource, this collection of Wittgenstein's key shorter works -- in some cases expanded and corrected -- offers the full German text of those selections originally written in German. Highlights include 'Notes for the 'Philosophical Lecture', an essay on private language and experience, published here for the first time; an emended version of the crucially important 'Notes for Lectures on Private Experience and Sense Data'; and 'Remarks on Frazer's Golden Bough', Wittgenstein's ground-breaking critique of Frazer's classic study of magic and religion. Fifteen selections that span the development of Wittgenstein's thought, his wide range of interest, and his methods of philosophical investigation offer subtle insights into the character and personality of their author. Included are reflections on ethics, language, logic, experience, culture, anthropology, the nature of philosophy, aesthetics, and mathematics. Together they take us a step closer toward an accurate and rounded picture of the lifelong philosophical activity of one of the most intriguing philosophers of the twentieth century.

Rush Rhees was in the Department of Philosophy at University College, Swansea, Wales. Anthony Kenny was a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford.

James C. Klagge is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Virginia Tech. He is the coeditor of two collections of Wittgenstein's writings, Philosophical Occasions: 1912--1951 and Public and Private Occasions, and the editor of Wittgenstein: Biography and Philosophy.

Editorial Preface
Acknowledgments
Editorial Conventions
Book Review of P. Coffey, The Science of Logic
Some Letters of Ludwig Wittgenstein
Geleitwort zum Worterbuch fur Volksschulen
Preface to the Dictionary for Elementary Schools
Some Remarks on Logical Form
A Lecture on Ethics
Wittgenstein's Lectures in 1930-33
Bemerkungen uber Frazers Golden Bough
Remarks on Frazer's Golden Bough
Letters to the Editor of Mind
Philosophie
Philosophy
Notes for Lectures on "Private Experience" and "Sense Data"
The Language of Sense Data and Private Experience
Ursache und Wirkung: Intuitives Erfassen
Cause and Effect: Intuitive Awareness
Appendix A: Immediately Aware of the Cause
Anhang B: Konnen wir etwas ausser den Daten erkennen?
Appendix B: Can We Know Anything but Data?
Appendix C: How Can 'Knowing' Fit a Physical Fact?
Lectures on Freedom of the Will
Notes for the "Philosophical Lecture"
Letters from Ludwig Wittgenstein to Georg Henrik von Wright
Appendices
The Wittgenstein Papers
Addendum to "The Wittgenstein Papers"
Additions and Corrections to the Texts
German Index
English Index

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