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Philosophical Occasions:  1912-1951

Philosophical Occasions: 1912-1951

Ludwig Wittgenstein
Edited by James Klagge and Alfred Nordmann

1993 - 560 pp.

Format ISBN Price Qty
Cloth 978-0-87220-155-2
$53.00
Paper 978-0-87220-154-5
$26.00

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“[The editors] have usefully and skillfully assembled various writings by Wittgenstein. . . . to permit a synoptic view of his several concerns. . . . The book is an excellent source and it provides a nourishing supplement to the Investigations. . . . ”
     —Colin McGinn, The New Republic

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An essential resource for students of Wittgenstein, this collection contains faithful, in some cases expanded and corrected, versions of many important pieces never before available in a single volume, including “Notes for the ‘Philosophical Lecture’”, published here for the first time. Fifteen selections, with bi-lingual versions of those originally written in German, span the development of Wittgenstein’s thought, his range of interests, and his methods of philosophical investigation. Short introductions, an index, and an updated version of Georg Henrik von Wright’s “The Wittgenstein Papers” situate the selections within the broader context of the Wittgenstein corpus and the history of its publication.

 

Reviews:

“A magnificent collection . . . the editors are to be congratulated.”
     —Steven Gerrard, Williams College

 

“ . . .selections make available in easily accessible form some of the most interesting smaller writings of Wittgenstein’s, including the longest explanation he ever gave of the nature of the philosophical enterprise.”
     —Jaakko Hintikka, Boston University

 

“[The editors] have usefully and skillfully assembled various writings by Wittgenstein. . . . to permit a synoptic view of his several concerns. . . . The book is an excellent source and it provides a nourishing supplement to the Investigations. . . . ”
     —Colin McGinn, The New Republic

 

Contents:

  • Editorial Preface. Acknowledgments. Editorial Conventions.
  • 1. Book Review of P. Coffey, The Science of Logic
  • 2. (With W. Eccles) Some Letters of Wittgenstein
  • 3. Geleitwort zum Wörterbuch fÜr Volksschulen. Preface to the Dictionary for Elementary Schools
  • 4. Some Remarks on Logical Form
  • 5. A Lecture on Ethics
  • 6. G. E. Moore, Wittgenstein’s Lectures in 1930-1933
  • 7. Bemerkungen über Frazers Golden Bough. Remarks on Frazer’s Golden Bough
  • 8. (With R. B. Braithwaite), Letters to the Editor of Mind
  • 9. Philosophie. Philosophy
  • 10. Notes for Lectures on “Private Experience” and “Sense Data”
  • 11. Notes by R. Rhees, The Language of Sense Data and Private Experience
  • 12. Ursache und Wirkung: Intuitives Erfassen. Cause and Effect: Intuitive Awareness 13. Notes by Y. Smythies, Lectures on Freedom of the Will
  • 14. Notes for the “Philosophical Lecture”
  • 15. Letters from Wittgenstein to von Wright
  • Appendices: G. H. von Wright, “The Wittgenstein Papers”
  • Addendum to “The Wittgenstein Papers”
  • Additions and Corrections to the Texts
  • German Index
  • English Index