Review of Metaphysics 15 (1):193-194 (1961)

Written in 1933 when the author was under the influence of logical positivism, but published only in 1961. Perhaps because the author did not at the time of writing have access to Wittgenstein's early notebooks, the study suffers from a lack of subtlety and appreciation of the problems that were preoccupying Wittgenstein when he wrote the Tractatus. It offers a general interpretation rather than a detailed explication of specific propositions. Of special interest is Maslow's attempt to show that the Tractatus bears a strong family resemblance to the transcendental philosophy of Kant. Quite independently, he thereby supports an interpretation of the Tractatus which has been gaining acceptance among commentators on Wittgenstein.--R. J. B.
Keywords Catholic Tradition  Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 0034-6632
DOI revmetaph1961151146
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 56,999
External links

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.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Modality and the Tractatus.Nicholas Griffin - 1995 - Dialogue 34 (4):807-.
Essays on Wittgenstein.E. D. Klemke - 1971 - Urbana, University of Illinois Press.
Transcendental Idealism in Wittgenstein's Tractatus.Hao Tang - 2011 - Philosophical Quarterly 61 (244):598-607.
Wittgenstein and What Can Only Be True.Cora Diamond - 2014 - Nordic Wittgenstein Review 3 (2):9-40.
Tractatus 6.2–6.22.Philip Hugly & Charles Sayward - 1990 - Philosophical Investigations 13 (2):126-136.
The Method of the Tractatus.Nikolay Milkov - 2003 - Contributions of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society 11:139-41.
Wittgenstein's Pre—Tractatus Manuscripts: A New Appraisal.Michael Potter - 2013 - In Peter Sullivan Michael Potter (ed.), Wittgenstein's Tractatus. History and Interpretation. Oxford University Press. pp. 13-39.
Is the Numbering System in Wittgenstein’s Tractatus a Joke?Kevin Gibson - 1996 - Journal of Philosophical Research 21:139-148.
The Tractatus on Logical Consequence.José L. Zalabardo - 2010 - European Journal of Philosophy 18 (3):425-442.


Added to PP index

Total views
17 ( #589,220 of 2,410,434 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #540,320 of 2,410,434 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes