Wittgenstein: Lectures, Cambridge 1930-1933: From the Notes of G. E. Moore

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David G. Stern, Brian Rogers, Gabriel Citron
Cambridge University Press, Nov 7, 2016 - Philosophy - 482 pages
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This edition of G. E. Moore's notes taken at Wittgenstein's seminal Cambridge lectures in the early 1930s provides, for the first time, an almost verbatim record of those classes. The presentation of the notes is both accessible and faithful to their original manuscripts, and a comprehensive introduction and synoptic table of contents provide the reader with essential contextual information and summaries of the topics in each lecture. The lectures form an excellent introduction to Wittgenstein's middle-period thought, covering a broad range of philosophical topics, ranging from core questions in the philosophy of language, mind, logic, and mathematics, to illuminating discussions of subjects on which Wittgenstein says very little elsewhere, including ethics, religion, aesthetics, psychoanalysis, and anthropology. The volume also includes a 1932 essay by Moore critiquing Wittgenstein's conception of grammar, together with Wittgenstein's response. A companion website offers access to images of the entire set of source manuscripts.

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David G. Stern is a Professor of Philosophy and a Collegiate Fellow in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa. His publications include Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations: An Introduction (Cambridge, 2004) and Wittgenstein Reads Weininger (co-edited with Béla Szabados, Cambridge, 2004).

Brian Rogers is an attorney in Los Angeles. He has a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California, Irvine, and has published in journals including The Review of Symbolic Logic and the Nordic Wittgenstein Review.

Gabriel Citron is a Postdoctoral Associate in Jewish Philosophy and Lecturer in Philosophy at Yale University, Connecticut. He has published in journals including Mind and Philosophical Investigations.

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