Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

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Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113452448X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 142

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Perhaps the most important work of philosophy written in the twentieth century, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus was the only philosophical work that Ludwig Wittgenstein published during his lifetime. Written in short, carefully numbered paragraphs of extreme brilliance, it captured the imagination of a generation of philosophers. For Wittgenstein, logic was something we use to conquer a reality which is in itself both elusive and unobtainable. He famously summarized the book in the following words: 'What can be said at all can be said clearly; and what we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence.' David Pears and Brian McGuinness received the highest praise for their meticulous translation. The work is prefaced by Bertrand Russell's original introduction to the first English edition.

Ludwig Wittgenstein - A Cultural Point of View

Philosophy in the Darkness of this Time

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Author: Professor William J DeAngelis

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409485374

Category: Philosophy

Page: 204

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In the preface to his Philosophical Investigations Ludwig Wittgenstein expresses pessimism about the culture of his time and doubts as to whether his ideas would be understood in such a time: 'I make them public with doubtful feelings. It is not impossible that it should fall to the lot of this work, in its poverty and in the darkness of this time, to bring light into one brain or another - but, of course, it is not likely'. In this book William James DeAngelis develops a deeper understanding of Wittgenstein's remark and argues that it is an expression of a significant cultural component in Wittgenstein's later thought which, while latent, is very much intended. DeAngelis focuses on the fascinating connection between Wittgenstein and Oswald Spengler and in particular the acknowledged influence of Spengler's Decline of the West. His book shows in meticulous detail how Spengler's dark conception of an ongoing cultural decline resonated deeply for Wittgenstein and influenced his later work. In so doing, the work takes into account discussions of these matters by major commentators such as Malcolm, Von Wright, Cavell, Winch, and Clack among others. A noteworthy feature of this book is its attempt to link Wittgenstein's cultural concerns with his views on religion and religious language. DeAngelis offers a fresh and original interpretation of the latter.

Emerging Values in Health Care

The Challenge for Professionals

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Author: Stephen Pattison,Ben Hannigan,Roisin Pill

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843109476

Category: Medical

Page: 253

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This volume explains how health care professions and their values have changed over the last forty years, charting where they have come from, where they are now, and how they might develop in the future. There is coverage of a wide range of professions within healthcare. Chapters are followed by critical responses from senior practitioners.

The Handy Philosophy Answer Book

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Author: Naomi Zack

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578592852

Category: Philosophy

Page: 504

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Combining a basic history of philosophical thought with the often quirky personal stories of famous philosophers, this comprehensive introduction to the world of philosophy answers more than 1,000 questions, ranging from What was the Enlightenment? to Why did the Pythagorians avoid fava beans? Analyzing the collective effort of philosophers throughout history in the pursuit of truth and wisdom, the guide explores the tangible significance of philosophical thought to modern society and civilization as a whole. With a wide range of information suitable for various knowledge bases—from junior high to junior college—this is an ideal resource for anyone looking to get a better grasp of the history of thought.

On the Trail to Wittgenstein's Hut

The Historical Background of the Tractatus Logico-Philosphicus

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Author: Ivar Oxaal

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412843227

Category: Philosophy

Page: 217

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One of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and the roots of his monumental Tractatus are explored in this imaginative work. Oxaal picks up on themes developed in an earlier work of his on Jews, Anti-Semitism and Culture in Vienna, adding to it special issues concerning Wittgenstein's experiences in Norway in 1913-14, where he worked on ideas that were completed during the war. Oxaal situates the great philosopher in time, place, and attitude, showing how his personal background came to bear on the writing of the Tractatus. Wittengenstein has often been criticized for traces of solipsism and even mysticism, and Oxaal also examines these issues in a volume that integrates ethnography, nationality, and cultural studies. Oxaal sheds new light on the theme of Wittgenstein's Jewishness, and develops a new appreciation of the Wittgenstein family and Wittgenstein's better-known years in Vienna. The author is unsparing in his observations about racism and pessimism in Berlin and Great Britian during the period in which Wittgenstein worked and studied at Cambridge. The writing of the Tractatus spanned the First World War. In the period immediately after its completion, Wittgenstein found himself in The Hague where he was in discussions and disputes with Bertrand Russell. Oxaal covers these problems sensitively and with an appreciation of ambiguities in the life of a great philosopher and the confusions caused by a post-war change in fortunes--personal and familial. This work of an eminent social scientist and historian may not be the final statement on Wittgenstein, but it most certainly must be considered in any serious assessments of an iconic figure of the twentieth century.

Philosophies of Language and Linguistics

Plato, Aristotle, Saussure, Wittgenstein, Bloomfield, Russell, Quine, Searle, Chomsky, and Pinker on Language and Its Systematic Study

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Author: Ralph A. Hartmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language and languages

Page: 201

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An Invitation to Social Construction

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Author: Kenneth J Gergen

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781412923019

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

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This new edition of Kenneth Gergen’s landmark Invitation to Social Construction offers readers a clear and more thorough introduction to the theory and practice of social constructionism. Particular to this new edition is a writing style more directed to the undergraduate, a larger more student-friendly format as well as textboxes/visual material employed throughout to lift concepts to a more relevant state of meaning.

Difficult Atheism

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Author: Christopher Watkin

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748677275

Category: Philosophy

Page: 296

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Drawing primarily on the work of Alain Badiou and Jean-Luc Nancy, plus Quentin Meillassoux and Slavoj Zizek, Watkin explores the theme of atheism through the ideas of the death of God and nihilism in contemporary French philosophy.

Routledge History of Philosophy Volume IX

Philosophy of the English-Speaking World in the Twentieth Century 1: Science, Logic and Mathematics

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Author: S. G. Shanker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134393369

Category: Philosophy

Page: 504

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Volume 9 of the Routledge History of Philosophy surveys ten key topics in the philosophy of science, logic and mathematics in the twentieth century. Each of the essays is written by one of the world's leading experts in that field. Among the topics covered are the philosophy of logic, of mathematics and of Gottlob Frege; Ludwig Wittgenstein's Tractatus; a survey of logical positivism; the philosophy of physics and of science; probability theory, cybernetics and an essay on the mechanist/vitalist debates. The volume also contains a helpful chronology to the major scientific and philosophical events in the twentieth century. It also provides an extensive glossary of technical terms in the notes on major figures in these fields.