Most widely held works by Brian McGuinness
Wittgenstein, a life : young Ludwig, 1889-1921 by Brian McGuinness ( Book )
27 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wittgenstein and his times by Ludwig Wittgenstein ( Book )
20 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wittgenstein and the Vienna circle : conversations by Ludwig Wittgenstein ( Book )
17 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Approaches to Wittgenstein collected papers by Brian McGuinness ( )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bringing together for the first time many of the finest published and unpublished papers by Ludwig Wittgenstein, this text illuminates his philosophy by placing it in its biographical, cultural and historical context
Tractatus logico-philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein ( Book )
24 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and German and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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."--BOOK JACKET
Ludwig Wittgenstein, Cambridge letters : correspondence with Russell, Keynes, Moore, Ramsey, and Sraffa by Ludwig Wittgenstein ( Book )
24 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The discovery, in various quarters, of hitherto unknown letters exchanged between Wittgenstein and the chief of his Cambridge friends provides the basis for this new and profoundly revealing collection. Wittgenstein appears in turn shy and affectionate, fierce and censorious, happy to collaborate and sure of his own judgement. Four quarrels and four reconciliations are documented. Wittgenstein's struggles to publish his Tractatus may be followed, as well as his retreat from the world, his being wooed back to philosophy by Keynes and Ramsey, and his plans to leave philosophy. The accompanying editorial notes are based on archival material not previously explored. Taken together, the correspondence provides an intriguing insight into Wittgenstein's life and thought, and will be essential reading for students and scholars
Collected papers on mathematics, logic, and philosophy by Gottlob Frege ( Book )
11 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The infinite in mathematics : logico-mathematical writings by Felix Kaufmann ( Book )
10 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Friedrich Waismann-- Causality and logical positivism by Brian McGuinness ( )
11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Friedrich Waismann (1896 1959) was one of the most gifted students and collaborators of Moritz Schlick. Accepted as a discussion partner by Wittgenstein from 1927 on, he functioned as spokesman for the latter 's ideas in the Schlick Circle, until Wittgenstein 's contact with this most faithful interpreter was broken off in 1935 and not renewed when exile took Waismann to Cambridge. Nonetheless, at Oxford, where he went in 1939, and eventually became Reader in Philosophy of Mathematics (changing later to Philosophy of Science), Waismann made important and independent contributions to analytic p
Wittgenstein : a bibliographical guide by Guido Frongia ( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Empiricism, logic, and mathematics : philosophical papers by Hans Hahn ( Book )
12 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wittgenstein in Cambridge : letters and documents, 1911-1951 by Ludwig Wittgenstein ( Book )
34 editions published between 1012 and 2012 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume collects the most substantial correspondence and documents relating to Wittgenstein's long association with Cambridge between the years 1911 and his death in 1951, including the letters he exchanged with his most illustrious Cambridge contemporaries Russell, Keynes, Moore, and Ramsey (and previously published as Cambridge Letters).:.; Now expanded to include 200 previously unpublished letters and documents, including correspondence between Wittgenstein and the economist Piero Srafafa, and between Wittgenstein and his pupils.; Includes extensive editorial annotations.; Provides a f
Wittgenstein und der Wiener Kreis by Friedrich Waismann ( Book )
18 editions published between 1967 and 1979 in German and English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Philosophy of Michael Dummett by Brian McGuinness ( Book )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book contains seminal discussions of central issues in the philosophy of language, mathematics, mind, religion and time. Is common language conceptually prior to idiolectics? What is a theory of meaning? Does constructivism provide a satisfactory account of mathematics? What are indefinitely extensible concepts? Can we change the past? These are only some of the very important questions addressed here. Both the papers written by the contributors and Dummett's replies provide a great wealth of stimulating ideas for those who currently do research in the respective areas touched upon without making the reading exceedingly tedious. This feature, common to most of the papers in this book, makes it possible to use the material presented in undergraduate courses at university level
Principles of the theory of heat : historically and critically elucidated by Ernst Mach ( Book )
6 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unified science : the Vienna circle monograph series originally edited by Otto Neurath, now in an English edition ( Book )
10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reminiscences of the Vienna Circle and the Mathematical Colloquium by Karl Menger ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Karl Menger (1902-1985), a pure mathematician of distinction, also took an active interest in both philosophy and economics. In this memoir, which he was composing at the time of his death, he relates how all these subjects developed and flourished against the Viennese background (itself described in depth and with affection), and did so despite the political developments of the 20's and 30's, which depressed but did not silence him. He himself continued his work in the United States. The memoirs describe his membership of the Vienna Circle (the scientifically minded philosophers that gathered round Moritz Schlick) for whom he was an invaluable intermediary, bringing them into contact with Brouwer's intuitionism, with the work of the Polish logicians, especially that of Tarski, but more generally with rigorous mathematical thinking
Ethics and the will : essays by Friedrich Waismann ( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The contribution made by the Vienna Circle to ethics and the philosophy of action is increasingly being recognized. Here two previously unpublished pieces by Moritz Schlick and his pupil Josef Schächter set the scene, showing how ethics is not dependent on metaphysics but does require a sensitivity to strata of language other than that of science. Schächter (author of Prolegomena to a Critical Grammar, also in the VCC, and now doyen of educational philosophers in Israel) further develops this ethical theme in a too little known study of pessimistic dicta that he published in 1938. He succeeds (without ever assenting to it) in giving sense to the idea that it were better for a man never to have been born. The bulk of the book is devoted to two works by Friedrich Waismann, probably written not long after his emigration to England, also in 1938. There are a paper on ethics and science, which defends the Wittgensteinian view that morality is something one cannot defend, but only profess, and (itself more than half the volume) a treatise on will and motive, where the influence of Wittgenstein is mediated by that of Ryle and where many points in modern theory of action are anticipated with the author's usual sensitivity both to language and to the complexity of the human situation. (Joachim Schulte recently edited these two works in the original German, otherwise they have remained unpublished). This valuable addition to the VCC should illuminate both the history of the Circle and the kind of reflection on language and action which dominates the practical philosophy of our own day
Logisch-philosophische Abhandlung : Kristische Edition = Tractatus logico-philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein ( Book )
15 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in German and Undetermined and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Young Ludwig : Wittgenstein's life, 1889-1921 by Brian McGuinness ( Book )
9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Austria Austria--Vienna Causality (Physics) Causation Dummett, Michael, England--Cambridge Ethics Free will and determinism Genetic epistemology Germany Great Britain Heat History Humanities Infinite Intellectual life Intuition Language and languages Language and languages--Philosophy Linguistics--Philosophy Logic Logic, Symbolic and mathematical Logical positivism Mathematics Mathematics--Philosophy Menger, Karl, Metaphysics Philosophers Philosophers, Modern Philosophy Philosophy, German Philosophy of mind Physics--Philosophy Science--Philosophy Social sciences--Philosophy Vienna circle Waismann, Friedrich Wittgenstein, Ludwig,
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