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Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) was arguably the most influential philosopher of the twentieth century. He was born in Vienna, but studied and practiced philosophy in Great Britain. He was a professor of philosophy at the University of Cambridge from 1939 until 1947. He worked in—and transformed—the fields of logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language.
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  • Series: Midway Reprint
  • Paperback: 233 pages
  • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press (June 15, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226904415
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226904412
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John T. O. Connor on March 5, 2010
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This selection of notes is a mandatory purchase for anyone interested in Wittgenstein. It is a thorough introduction to the style of Ludwig, and the notes herein clarify immensely upon what was written in the Tractatus, the Philosophical Remarks, the Philosophical Grammar, and the Blue and Brown Books. Roughly everything but the Philosophical Investigations.

Ambrose concludes in her introduction that what is contained is substantially correct. Her least valued lectures, the ones on Philosophy and Philosophy for Mathematicians, are so because she mostly copied what Wittgenstein said verbatim-- hardly a fault in my view. However, these two sets of lectures are better served as compliments to the Philosophical Remarks (and TLP) and Grammar, respectively.

The Yellow Book is ample by its self, however, and is as cogent of an introduction to Wittgenstein as the Blue and Brown Books. The other set of lectures (no title, just years) are equally a breeze to read, but I have yet to put them under my thumb in the literature of Wittgenstein. Regardless, their addition makes this book a fountain of ideas.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steven H Propp TOP 50 REVIEWER on February 4, 2015
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Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein (1889-1951) was an Austrian-British philosopher whose books such as Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus and Philosophical Investigations are among the acknowledged “classics” of 20th century philosophy. Born into a wealthy family, he gave all of his inheritance away, served in the Austrian Army during World War I, taught schoolchildren in remote Austrian villages, but ultimately taught at Cambridge for many years. The Tractatus was the only book he published during his lifetime, but his papers have been posthumously edited, and notes of lectures taken by his students have been transcribed, and have resulted in many published books, such as Lectures & Conversations on Aesthetics, Psychology, & Remarks, The Blue and Brown Books, Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics, Remarks on the Philosophy of Psychology, Remarks on Colour, Zettel, etc.Read more ›
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