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.
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Perhaps the most important work of philosophy written in the twentieth century, this was the only philosophical work Wittgenstein published during his lifetime.
1. Translators' Preface, 2. Introduction by Bertrand Russell, 3. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus Preface, 4. Translation, Index
'Beautifully strange ... an icy, gnomic, compact work of mystical logic.' - Steven Poole, The Guardian

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ISBN
9780415255622
Publisert
2001
Utgave
2. utgave
Utgiver
Vendor
Routledge
Vekt
318 gr
Høyde
198 mm
Bredde
129 mm
Aldersnivå
05, UP, UU
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
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Product format
Innbundet
Antall sider
142

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Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951) is regarded by many as the most outstanding philosopher of the twentieth century.