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Understanding Wittgenstein's Tractatus

Author: Pasquale Frascolla
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Understanding Wittgenstein's Tractatus provides an accessible and yet novel discussion of all the major themes of the Tractatus. The book starts by setting out the history and structure of the Tractatus. It then investigates the two main dimensions of the early Wittgenstein's thought, corresponding to the division between what language can say by means of its propositions and what language can only show. It goes on  Read more...
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Named Person: Ludwig Wittgenstein; Ludwig Wittgenstein; Ludwig Wittgenstein
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pasquale Frascolla
ISBN: 0415327911 9780415327916 9780203390757 020339075X
OCLC Number: 63187456
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Description: xiii, 244 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1 Introduction 1 2 The pictorial nature of thought and language 8 3 Logical atomism 46 4 The austere scheme of the Tractatus : extensionality 90 5 What we cannot speak about (I) : semantics, metalogic, mathematics 155 6 What we cannot speak about (II) : solipsism and value 204 7 Metaphysics, philosophy and logical syntax.
Other Titles: Tractatus logico-philosophicus di Wittgenstein.
Responsibility: Pasquale Frascolla.
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"Tractatus" is recognised as one of the most argued over texts in twentieth-century philosophy. This book explores this text.  Read more...

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