Wittgenstein: A Very Short Introduction

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OUP Oxford, Feb 22, 2001 - Philosophy - 160 pages
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Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) was an extraordinarily original philospher, whose influence on twentieth-century thinking goes well beyond philosophy itself. In this book, which aims to make Wittgenstein's thought accessible to the general non-specialist reader, A. C. Grayling explains the nature and impact of Wittgenstein's views. He describes both his early and later philosophy, the differences and connections between them, and gives a fresh assessment of Wittgenstein's continuing influence on contemporary thought. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Review: Wittgenstein: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #46)

User Review  - KW Wong - Goodreads

Lucid and intelligent, though a bit repetitive in the discussion of Wittgenstein's later philosophy. With an excellent critique. Read full review

Review: Wittgenstein: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #46)

User Review  - Henry - Goodreads

Very nice and readable introduction to Wittgenstein. Some interesting claims about the importance of his work. Overall, a very accesible and consise book. Will recommend to anyone interested in the man and his work. Read full review

About the author (2001)

A.C. Grayling is Lecturer in Philosophy at Birkbeck College, London, and Senior Research Fellow at St Anne's College, Oxford. He is the author of An Introduction to Philosophical Logic, The Refutation of Scepticism, and Berkeley: The Central Arguments, and is also the editor of Philosophy: A Guide through the Subject and Philosophy 2: Further through the Subject.

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