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Wittgenstein: A Guide for the Perplexed

Wittgenstein: A Guide for the Perplexed

By Mark Addis

Ludwig Wittgenstein is one of the most influential twentieth century philosophers with his ideas occupying a central place in the history and study of modern philosophy. Students will inevitably encounter his major contributions to the philosophies of language, mind, logic and mathematics.  However, there is no escaping the extent of the challenge posed by Wittgenstein whose complex ideas are often enigmatically expressed. "Wittgenstein: A Guide for the Perplexed" is an authoritative, comprehensive and lucid commentary on the philosophy of this eminent modern thinker.  It offers sound guidance to reading Wittgenstein and a valuable methodology for interpreting his works.  The illuminating text covers the entirety of Wittgenstein's thought, examining the relationship between the early, middle and late periods of his philosophy.  Detailed attention is paid to Wittgenstein's great works the "Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus and "Philosophical Investigations", as well as to other published writings.  Valuably, the guide also covers ground not commonly explored in studies of Wittgenstein, including his contributions to aesthetics and philosophy of religion.  This is the most thorough and fully engaged account of Wittgenstein available - an invaluable resource for students and anyone interested in philosophy and modern intellectual history.

176 pages
ISBN 9780826484963

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