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Wittgenstein's Tractatus logico-philosophicus

Author: Roger M White
Publisher: London ; New York, N.Y. : Continuum, ©2006.
Series: Continuum reader's guides.
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Provides an account of the philosophical and historical context of Wittgenstein's work - "Tractatus". This book provides a detailed outline of the themes and structure of the text, guiding the reader  Read more...

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White, Roger M.
Wittgenstein's Tractatus logico-philosophicus.
London ; New York, N.Y. : Continuum, c2006
(OCoLC)608046974
Named Person: Ludwig Wittgenstein
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger M White
ISBN: 0826486177 9780826486172 0826486185 9780826486189
OCLC Number: 71719736
Description: viii, 163 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 2 Overview of Themes 8 --
3 Reading the Tractatus 16 --
4 Reception and Influence 135.
Series Title: Continuum reader's guides.
Other Titles: Tractatus logico-philosophicus
Responsibility: Roger M. White.

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Chapter 1: Context Chapter 2: Overview of Themes Chapter 3:Reading the Tractatus Section 1 ‘The world is everything that is the case.’ Section 2 ‘What is the case, a fact, is the obtaining of states of affairs.’ Section 3 ‘A logical picture of the facts is a thought.’ Section 4 ‘A thought is a significant proposition.’ Section 5 ‘A Proposition is a truth-function of elementary propositions.’ Section 6 ‘The general form of truth-function is: [p, , N ()].’ Section 7 ‘Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.’ Chapter 4: Reception and Influence Chapter 5: Guide to Further Reading Bibliography Index

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