Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Wittgenstein and the Tractatus

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Taylor & Francis, Oct 17, 2008 - Philosophy - 408 pages
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Written by a leading expert, this is the ideal guide to the only book Wittgenstein published during his lifetime, the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. Michael Morris makes sense of Wittgenstein’s brief but often cryptic text, highlighting its key themes. He introduces and analyzes:

  • Wittgenstein’s life and the background to the Tractatus
  • the ideas and text of the Tractatus
  • the continuing importance of Wittgenstein's work to philosophy today,

Wittgenstein is the most important twentieth-century philosopher in the English speaking world. This book will be essential reading for all students of philosophy of language and metaphysics.

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Michael Morris is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sussex.

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