Goldstein's knowledge of the body of Wittgenstein's work is impressive and he does an excellent job of explaining transitions in Wittgnestein's thought and comparing not only Philosophical Investigations
to the Tractatus
but discussing many of Wittgenstein's other works, notebooks, lectures, and personal letters as well. On the side of biographical information, Goldstein does a good job of pulling together relevalnt aspects of most of the work that has been done in the area. The combination of philosophy and biographical work make the text both readable and interesting. (Philosophy in Review
About the Author
Laurence Goldstein is professor of mind and language at the University of Hong Kong. He is author of The PhilosopherOs Habitat (1990) and co-author of How Computers Work (1992) and Across the Bridge to Economic and Public Affairs (1994), and editor of Precedent in Law (1987).