Passed Over in Silence. on Wittgenstein's Tractatus and Its System

Author: Van Der Jaap Does
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781848900080
Category: Philosophy
Page: 306
View: 8729

A hundred years ago, October 18th 1911, young Wittgenstein invaded Russell's room to start studying with him. Seven years later he had finished the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus; a highly original ethical deed that involved presenting a logical system in literary fashion. The current book sets out to show that despite its condensed literary presentation the Tractatus has a strong interpretation, both philosophically and in its technical fine-structure. It makes clear how Wittgenstein's early views on ethics and logic are related to his symbolic turn. To this end, the symbolic nature of contingent propositions in logical space is charted in detail, while logical propositions are characterized as empty forms about nothing. Not only the finite system is covered but also a natural infinite generalization that Wittgenstein's text just hints at. As it turns out, Wittgenstein's early philosophy gives the sign of a symbol center stage in a way that anticipates the elegant tableaux methods developed much later. Also, Wittgenstein's injective treatment of quantification is shown to be correct.

Philosophical investigations

Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein
Publisher: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 464
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Tractatus Politico-Philosophicus

New Directions for the Future Development of Humankind
Author: W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351658816
Category: Philosophy
Page: 182
View: 1866

"Our time is the age of postmodernity and of the clash of epochs. But a new age of humanity is rising. It is evolutionity or the evolutionary epoch which replaces modernity and postmodernity." Tractatus Politico-Philosophicus (Political-Philosophical Treatise) aims to establish the principles of good governance and of a happy society, and to open up new directions for the future development of humankind. W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz demonstrates the necessity of, and provides a guide for, the redirection of humanity. He argues that this paradigm shift must involve changing the character of social life and politics from competitive to cooperative, encouraging moral and intellectual virtues, providing foundations for happy societies, promoting peace among countries and building a strong international community. Korab-Karpowicz’s seven principles for a happy society are: Cooperation Justice Wise Leadership and Civic Virtues Education for Virtue and Knowledge Good Laws Political Knowledge Continuity of Generations

Tractatus Logico-philosophicus

Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein
Publisher: N.A
Category: Language and languages
Page: 189
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The 20th Century O-Z

Dictionary of World Biography
Author: Frank N. Magill
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136593624
Category: History
Page: 1412
View: 648

Each volume of the Dictionary of World Biography contains 250 entries on the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. This is not a who's who. Instead, each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. All entries conclude with a fully annotated bibliography.

New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic (Second Edition)

Author: Martin Davie,Tim Grass,Stephen R. Holmes,John McDowell,T. A. Noble
Publisher: SPCK
ISBN: 1783594578
Category: Religion
Page: 1200
View: 9696

Since its first publication in 1988, the New Dictionary of Theology has been widely appreciated by students and readers as a trustworthy and informative guide. After almost thirty years, however, there are many new writers, issues and themes on the agenda, for theology does not stand still. Hence, this completely revised second edition includes over 400 new articles in the full set of over 800. Many of the original articles have been expanded and updated, and almost all have additional bibliographical references. Since material on biblical theology is now covered at length in IVP's New Dictionary of Biblical Theology, this volume is therefore more specifically a dictionary of historical and systematic theology. The New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic has an international team of contributors, and many are acknowledged experts in their fields. The Dictionary combines excellence in scholarship with a high standard of clarity and insight into current theological issues, yet it avoids being unduly technical. Students, teachers and ministers, as well as scholars and everyone seeking a better understanding of theology, will value it as an indispensable reference work. The volume is enhanced by a spacious and clear design, an extensive and easy-to-use cross-reference system and bibliographies which feature the best and most readily available works in English.

Harmonies of Disorder

Norbert Wiener: A Mathematician-Philosopher of Our Time
Author: Leone Montagnini
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319506579
Category: Mathematics
Page: 307
View: 2766

This book presents the entire body of thought of Norbert Wiener (1894–1964), knowledge of which is essential if one wishes to understand and correctly interpret the age in which we live. The focus is in particular on the philosophical and sociological aspects of Wiener’s thought, but these aspects are carefully framed within the context of his scientific journey. Important biographical events, including some that were previously unknown, are also highlighted, but while the book has a biographical structure, it is not only a biography. The book is divided into four chronological sections, the first two of which explore Wiener’s development as a philosopher and logician and his brilliant interwar career as a mathematician, supported by his philosophical background. The third section considers his research during World War II, which drew upon his previous scientific work and reflections and led to the birth of cybernetics. Finally, the radical post-war shift in Wiener’s intellectual path is considered, examining how he came to abandon computer science projects and commenced ceaseless public reflections on the new sciences and technologies of information, their social effects, and the need for responsibility in science.

Wittgenstein: A Very Short Introduction

Author: A. C. Grayling
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191540382
Category: Philosophy
Page: 160
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Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) was an extraordinarily original philospher, whose influence on twentieth-century thinking goes well beyond philosophy itself. In this book, which aims to make Wittgenstein's thought accessible to the general non-specialist reader, A. C. Grayling explains the nature and impact of Wittgenstein's views. He describes both his early and later philosophy, the differences and connections between them, and gives a fresh assessment of Wittgenstein's continuing influence on contemporary thought. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Wittgenstein and the Moral Life

Essays in Honor of Cora Diamond
Author: Alice Crary
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262532867
Category: Philosophy
Page: 409
View: 8119

Essays by leading scholars that take as their point of departure Cora Diamond's work on the unity of Wittgenstein's thought and her writings on moral philosophy.

Wittgenstein reads Weininger : a reassessment

Author: David G. Stern,Béla Szabados
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521532600
Category: History
Page: 197
View: 7877

This book explores the various ways in which Wittgenstein absorbed and responded to Weininger's ideas.

An Introduction to Wittgenstein's Tractatus

Author: Gertrude E. M. Anscombe
Publisher: Burns & Oates
ISBN: 9781890318543
Category: Philosophy
Page: 179
View: 1699

Anscombe guides us through the Tractatus and, thereby, Wittgenstein's early philosophy as a whole. She shows in particular how his arguments developed out of the discussions of Russell and Frege. This reprint is of the fourth, corrected edition.

Structure of Being, The

A Neoplatonic Approach
Author: R. Baine Harris
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 143840591X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 187
View: 6037

Neoplatonism has sometimes been seen as a species of mysticism. This volume shows that Neoplatonism has, on the contrary, a characteristic and definable structure. It presents the logic of Neoplatonism and carefully distinguishes it from the logic of other forms of philosophy.

Wittgenstein's Tractatus

An Introduction
Author: Alfred Nordmann
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521850865
Category: Philosophy
Page: 234
View: 8363

This introduction, first published in 2005, considers the philosophical and literary aspects of Wittgenstein's 'Tractatus' and shows how they are related.

The New Natural Resource

Knowledge Development, Society and Economics
Author: Hans Christian Garmann Johnsen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317022750
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
View: 4144

Increasingly in the public discourse there are references to the knowledge economy, knowledge society, knowledge workers and knowledge organisations. The argument is that knowledge is becoming the main economic resource, replacing the natural resources that drove the industrial revolution. The new knowledge economy is driven by knowledge development, innovation and highly skilled employees. Increasing investment in higher education and in universities is in line with this strategy and understanding. In an earlier book, Creating Collaborative Advantage edited with Richard Ennals, Professor Hans Christian Garmann Johnsen argued that it is knowledge that links social and economic processes. He believes that what is missing in the current discussion on innovation is a conceptualisation of exactly what knowledge is. In The New Natural Resource, he digs deeper into what it is and how it develops and subsequently leads to widespread change. The author argues that knowledge is inherently a social phenomenon. That is why social processes are closely linked to economic development, and why this relationship becomes even more apparent in the new knowledge economy. Knowledge is not an objective entity, established once and for all. Knowledge development is interrelated with values, norms, perceptions and interpretations. We need to know what the mechanisms are by which knowledge becomes legitimate, true and relevant.

The Routledge Companion to Twentieth Century Philosophy

Author: Dermot Moran
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134424027
Category: Philosophy
Page: 1040
View: 8903

The twentieth century was one of the most significant and exciting periods ever witnessed in philosophy, characterized by intellectual change and development on a massive scale. The Routledge Companion to Twentieth Century Philosophy is an outstanding authoritative survey and assessment of the century as a whole. Featuring twenty-two chapters written by leading international scholars, this collection is divided into five clear parts and presents a comprehensive picture of the period for the first time: major themes and movements logic, language, knowledge and metaphysics philosophy of mind, psychology and science phenomenology, hermeneutics, existentialism, and critical theory politics, ethics, aesthetics. Featuring annotated further reading and a comprehensive glossary, The Routledge Companion to Twentieth Century Philosophy is indispensable for anyone interested in philosophy over the last one hundred years, suitable for both expert and novice alike.

Tractatus Logico-Theologicus

Author: John Warwick Montgomery
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1620329271
Category: Religion
Page: 242
View: 5353

Wittgenstein in 90 Minutes

Author: Paul Strathern
Publisher: Ivan R Dee
ISBN: 9781566631310
Category: Philosophy
Page: 85
View: 3347

Philosophical thought is deciphered and made comprehensible and interesting to almost everyone.

Wittgenstein's Vienna

Author: Allan Janik,Stephen Toulmin
Publisher: Ivan R Dee
ISBN: 9781566631327
Category: History
Page: 314
View: 5176

This is a remarkable book about a man (perhaps the most important and original philosopher of our age), a society (the corrupt Austro-Hungarian Empire on the eve of dissolution), and a city (Vienna, with its fin-de siecle gaiety and corrosive melancholy). The central figure in this study of a crumbling society that gave birth to the modern world is Wittgenstein, the brilliant and gifted young thinker. With others, including Freud, Viktor Adler, and Arnold Schoenberg, he forged his ideas in a classical revolt against the stuffy, doomed, and moralistic lives of the old regime. As a portrait of Wittgenstein, the book is superbly realized; it is even better as a portrait of the age, with dazzling and unusual parallels to our own confused society. Allan Janik and Stephen Toulmin have acted on a striking premise: an understanding of prewar Vienna, Wittgenstein s native city, will make it easier to comprehend both his work and our own problems .This is an independent work containing much that is challenging, new, and useful. New York Times Book Review."

Our Knowledge of the External World

Author: Bertrand Russell
Publisher: New York, Norton
Category: Knowledge, Theory of
Page: 266
View: 9853