David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
University of Chicago Press (1975)
When in May 1930, the Council of Trinity College, Cambridge, had to decide whether to renew Wittgenstein's research grant, it turned to Bertrand Russell for an assessment of the work Wittgenstein had been doing over the past year. His verdict: "The theories contained in this new work . . . are novel, very original and indubitably important. Whether they are true, I do not know. As a logician who likes simplicity, I should like to think that they are not, but from what I have read of them I am quite sure that he ought to have an opportunity to work them out, since, when completed, they may easily prove to constitute a whole new philosophy." "[ Philosophical Remarks ] contains the seeds of Wittgenstein's later philosophy of mind and of mathematics. Principally, he here discusses the role of indispensable in language, criticizing Russell's The Analysis of Mind . He modifies the Tractatus 's picture theory of meaning by stressing that the connection between the proposition and reality is not found in the picture itself. He analyzes generality in and out of mathematics, and the notions of proof and experiment. He formulates a pain/private-language argument and discusses both behaviorism and the verifiability principle. The work is difficult but important, and it belongs in every philosophy collection."--Robert Hoffman, Philosophy "Any serious student of Wittgenstein's work will want to study his Philosophical Remarks as a transitional book between his two great masterpieces. The Remarks is thus indispensible for anyone who seeks a complete understanding of Wittgenstein's philosophy."--Leonard Linsky, American Philosophical Association.
|Keywords||Semantics (Philosophy Logic, Symbolic and mathematical Mathematics Philosophy|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$5.88 used (84% off) $21.50 new (39% off) $33.25 direct from Amazon (5% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||B3376.W563.P513 1980|
|ISBN(s)||0226904318 9780226904313 9780631191308|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
John Schwenkler (2012). Does Visual Spatial Awareness Require the Visual Awareness of Space? Mind and Language 27 (3):308-329.
David Bain (2013). What Makes Pains Unpleasant? Philosophical Studies 166 (1):69-89.
Nadine Faulkner (2010). Wittgenstein's Philosophical Grammar: A Neglected Discussion of Vagueness. Philosophical Investigations 33 (2):159-183.
Montgomery Link (2009). Wittgenstein and Logic. Synthese 166 (1):41 - 54.
J. A. Burgess (1990). The Sorites Paradox and Higher-Order Vagueness. Synthese 85 (3):417-474.
Similar books and articles
Erich Ammereller & Eugen Fisher (eds.) (2004). Wittgenstein at Work: Method in the Philosophical Investigations. Routledge.
Ludwig Wittgenstein (1980). Remarks on the Philosophy of Psychology. Basil Blackwell.
Marie McGinn (1997). Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Wittgenstein and the Philosophical Investigations. Routledge.
Duncan Richter (2002). Whose Ethics? Which Wittgenstein? Philosophical Papers 31 (3):323-342.
Marie McGinn (2006/2009). Elucidating the Tractatus: Wittgenstein's Early Philosophy of Logic and Language. Oxford University Press.
Wenceslao J. Gonzalez (1991). Intuitionistic Mathematics and Wittgenstein. History and Philosophy of Logic 12 (2):167-183.
Mathieu Marion (1998). Wittgenstein, Finitism, and the Foundations of Mathematics. Oxford University Press.
Steve Gerrard (1991). Wittgenstein's Philosophies of Mathematics. Synthese 87 (1):125-142.
Charles Sayward (2001). On Some Much Maligned Remarks of Wittgenstein on Gödel. Philosophical Investigations 24 (3):262–270.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads37 ( #55,545 of 1,679,338 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #183,792 of 1,679,338 )
How can I increase my downloads?