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How to Read Wittgenstein - by Ray Monk (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 114

Genre: Philosophy

Sub-Genre: History & Surveys

Series Title: How to Read

Format: Paperback

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Book theme: Modern

Author: Ray Monk

Language: English

Street Date: September 17, 2005
TCIN: 77475010
UPC: 9780393328202
Item Number (DPCI): 247-17-6480


Though Wittgenstein wrote on the same subjects that dominate the work of other analytic philosophers -- the nature of logic, the limits of language, the analysis of meaning -- he did so in a peculiarly poetic style that separates his work sharply from that of his peers and makes the question of how to read him particularly pertinent.

At the root of Wittgenstein's thought, Monk argues, is a determination to resist the scientism characteristic of our age, a determination to insist on the integrity and the autonomy of non-scientific forms of understanding. The kind of understanding we seek in philosophy, Wittgenstein tried to make clear, is similar to the kind we might seek of a person, a piece of music, or, indeed, of a poem.
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