Wittgenstein: A Very Short Introduction
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tlockney - LibraryThing
I'm not sure I can justifiably call this a review. I listened to this as an audiobook, which I have to say is FAR less than ideal in this case. Grayling writes in a very dense and often difficult to ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dchaikin - LibraryThing
21. Wittgenstein : A Very Short Introduction by A. C. Grayling (1988, 142 pages, read Apr 20-28) Still thinking about reading Wittgenstein's Tractatus, I picked this up. Throughout this book, all the ... Read full review