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The Enchantment of Words: Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

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Review from previous edition: "An interesting and deeply thoughtful book that is a significant contribution to the seemingly endless task of interpreting Wittgenstein's early work." --Marie McGinn, IMind

About the Author

Denis McManus is Reader in Philosophy at the University of Southampton.
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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (June 25, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199585520
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199585526
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.6 x 6.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,749,846 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Anthony M. Zanella on May 10, 2007
Format: Hardcover
One way of reading this excellent book is to take it to establish what Wittgenstein meant when he said his book had an ethical point.

Denis McManus offers sustained and convincing argumentation, and wonderful comparisons, among other things.

I found his account of the Tractarian use of its own central terms, such as "object", "fact", "proposition" and so on, to be immensely helpful in my attempt to understand Wittgenstein.

I also found his comparison of Wittgenstein with an ethical strain in the writings of Kant to be enlightening.

His comparison of the ethics of the Tractatus with ethical concerns in the writings of British humorist Jerome K. Jerome was truly funny, in the highest and best sense of those terms.

This is a great read, convincing, and, for my slim budget, entirely worth the cover price.
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