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Potter, Michael D
Wittgenstein's Notes on logic / Michael Potter
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2009
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  B3376.W564 P68 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951
Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970
Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951. Notes on logic
Subject(s) Logic -- History -- 20th century
Physical Description xii, 310 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Appendix B contains an edition of the surviving typescripts of Wittgenstein's Notes on logic, in two versions (designated "Birmingham notes" and "Cambridge notes")
Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-310) and index
Contents Finding a problem -- First steps -- Matter -- Analysis -- The fundamental thought -- The symbolic turn -- Simplicity -- Unity -- Fregean propositions -- Assertion -- Complex and fact -- Forms -- Russell's theory of judgment -- Meaning -- Metaphysics -- Sense -- Truth-functions -- Truth-operations -- Molecular propositions -- Generality -- Resolving the paradoxes -- Typical ambiguity -- Identity -- Sign and symbol -- Wittgenstein's theory of judgment -- The picture theory -- Tractarian objects -- Philosophy -- Themes -- History of the text -- The notes on logic
Review "Michael Potter unequivocally demonstrates the philosophical and historical importance of the Notes for the first time. By teasing out the meaning of key passages, he shows how many of the most important insights in the Tractatus they contain. He discusses in detail how Wittgenstein arrived at these insights by thinking through ideas he obtained from Russell and Frege. And he uses a challenging blend of biography and philosophy to illuminate the methods Wittgenstein used in his work." "The book features the complete text of the Notes in a critical edition, with a detailed discussion of the circumstances in which they were compiled, leading to a new understanding of how they should be read."--Jacket

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