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    Thomas J. Brommage (2008). Wittgenstein's Apprenticeship with Russell (Review). Journal of the History of Philosophy 46 (3):pp. 493-494.
    Although everyone knows that Russell had an immense influence upon Wittgenstein's early philosophy, the degree to which Wittgenstein is either adopting or renouncing Russell's views is still largely a matter of dispute. Recent commentators have been in nearly univocal agreement that the Tractatus should be understood as a rejection of Russell's philosophy, and that Wittgenstein was instead more influenced by the "great works of Frege." In his earlier work, Gregory Landini has proposed a more nuanced way to understand Russell than (...)
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    Thomas J. Brommage, Three Wittgensteins: Interpreting the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.
    There are historically three main trends in understanding Wittgenstein's Tractatus. The first is the interpretation offered by the Vienna Circle. They read Wittgenstein as arguing that neither metaphysical nor normative propositions have any cognitive meaning, and thus are to be considered nonsense. This interpretation understands Wittgenstein as setting the limits of sense, and prescribing that nothing of substantive philosophical importance lies beyond that line. The second way of reading the Tractatus, which has became popular since the 1950s, is the interpretation (...)
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    Thomas J. Brommage (2007). Frege's Logic - by Danielle Macbeth. Philosophical Books 48 (3):262-265.
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