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The Wittgenstein Reader By Anthony Kenny

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This popular selection of Wittgenstein's key writings has now been updated to include new material relevant to recent debates about the philosopher. * Follows the evolution of Wittgenstein's philosophical thought from the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus through to the Philosophical Investigations.

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The Wittgenstein Reader by Anthony Kenny

This popular selection of Wittgenstein's key writings has now been updated to include new material relevant to recent debates about the philosopher. This title follows the evolution of Wittgenstein's philosophical thought from the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus through to the Philosophical Investigations. Excerpts are arranged by topic and introduce readers to all the central concerns of Wittgenstein's philosophy. Now, this title includes a new chapter on 'Sense, Nonsense and Philosophy' incorporating material relevant to recent debates about Wittgenstein.

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"This excellent selection of key passages from the voluminous writings of Wittgenstein for the first time allows him to be read systematically and continuously. I am sure it will be invaluable in the classroom and give much pleasure and enlightenment to the general reader." Rom Harre, University of Oxford and Georgetown University Anthony Kenny and Blackwell's have done it again. With an extended preface and an added chapter on the 'New Wittgensteinians', especially for undergraduate syllabi that aim to cover the breadth of Wittgenstein's philosophical concerns, this new edition of Kenny's astute selections is required reading. Richard Kortum, East Tennessee State University

About Anthony Kenny


Sir Anthony Kenny was formerly Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Oxford University, Master of Balliol College, Oxford and Warden of Rhodes House, Oxford. He was also President of the British Academy, Chairman of the Board of the British Library and a Trustee of Wittgenstein's copyrights. He is the author or editor of more than 30 books, including Wittgenstein (Revised Edition, 2006), A Brief History of Western Philosophy (1998) and The Legacy of Wittgenstein (1984), all published by Blackwell.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. 2. The Rejection of Logical Atomism. 3. The Nature of Philosophy. 4. Meaning and Understanding. 5. Intentionality. 6. Following a Rule. 7. Thinking. 8. The Will. 9. Private Language and Private Experience. 10. Aspect and Image. 11. The First Person. 12. The Inner and the Outer. 13. Necessity. 14. Scepticism and Certainty. 15. Sense, Nonsense and Philosophy. 16. Ethics, Life and Faith. Notes on Sources. Index

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GOR005881229
The Wittgenstein Reader by Anthony Kenny
Anthony Kenny
Wiley Blackwell Readers
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
2005-11-03
288
1405135840
9781405135849
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