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A Wittgenstein Primer [Kindle Edition]

Ludwig Wittgenstein , Tony Lowes
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This book is a unique review of the works of Ludwig Wittgenstein through the selection of 139 entries from his works. Quixotic and enigmatic, funny and chilling, at times impatient and irascible – even ecstatic – these excerpts bring alive the strange and rigorous Austrian philosopher who resisted the publication of his own works in his lifetime

Ludwig Wittgenstein's influence has been felt in nearly every field of the humanities and social sciences, yet there are widely diverging interpretations of his thought. His position as one of most important philosophers is evident by the way his works continue to influence contemporary philosophers, especially those studying mind and language.

His later works suggest that conceptual confusions surrounding language use are at the root of most philosophical problems. Drawing on “Philosophical Investigations”, and the filing box of index cards he left behind on his death (since published as “Zettle”), these 139 short excerpts contain enough philosophy, wisdom - and poetry - to keep the reader thinking for a lifetime.

As Wittgenstein remarks in the Primer, “I should not like my writing to spare other people the trouble of thinking but, if possible, to stimulate someone to thoughts of their own.”

For those who want to think outside the box.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent - and excellent value! April 16, 2013
By djvmir
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This neat Kindle edition of Tony Lowes' Wittgenstein Primer is probably the cheapest and most useful on the
subject anywhere. It's an accessible reference to profound and thought provoking insights that I return to again and again.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Just a collection of quotes April 3, 2013
By R.B.
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This is just a collection of quotes from the later Wittgenstein. Not clear why this editor selected this particular collection. Suggest you skip this and go to the original.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Primer? September 21, 2012
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Don't be fooled by the title. This isn't a primer in the traditional sense. If you don't know Wittgenstein, try an other introduction to his life and philosophy first.
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Born in Chappaqua, New York, of an American father and an English mother, Tony Lowes traveled extensively. He attended Millbrook School in New York State and The Woodstock Country school in Vermont as well as Aiglon College in Switzerland before obtaining a Masters Degree in English Language and Literature from Trinity College Dublin in 1968. He published a number of works of fiction through Albion Village Press in the 1970's and his own South West Publishers Association in the 1980's. Beginning in 2011, he republished A Wittgenstein Primer (philosophy),the The Mikey Joe Stories (children's/adult fantasy) and the Manifesto 'Give Up Art' on Kindle and has now [2013] published 'Strangers In Ireland', written in 1985, for the first time.

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