- Paperback: 316 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (November 12, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521122902
- ISBN-13: 978-0521122900
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
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Wittgenstein's Apprenticeship with Russell 1st Edition
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"...I can enthusiastically endorse [this book's] importance for understanding the relationship between these two enigmatic thinkers." - Thomas J. Brommage, University of South Florida, Journal of the History of Philosophy
Landini draws on Russell's unpublished manuscripts and close analysis of Russell's and Wittgenstein's works to argue that the two were allies in a research program that makes logic the essence of philosophy. His sharp and controversial study will be essential reading for all who are interested in Russell and Wittgenstein.
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Landini argues that, in the history of philosophy, Russell's influence on Wittgenstein is largely misunderstood. This is because Russell's own views have been largely misunderstood. Landini's claims are supported by thorough research into the Russell archives, and he concludes that Wittgenstein's Tractatus is an extension of (Tractatus-era) Russellian philosophy, rather than a critique of it. Landini's views are original and compelling.
I would call this required reading for students and scholars of 20th century analytic philosophy.