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Rush Rhees, a close friend of Wittgenstein and a major interpreter of his work, shows how Wittgenstein's "On Certainty" concerns logic, language, and reality - topics that occupied Wittgenstein since early in his career. Authoritative interpretation of Wittgenstein's last great work, "On Certainty," by one of his closest friends. Debunks misconceptions about Wittgenstein's "On Certainty" and shows that it is an essay on logic. Exposes the continuity in Wittgenstein's thought, and the radical character of his conclusions. Contains a substantial and illuminating afterword discussing current…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Rush Rhees, a close friend of Wittgenstein and a major interpreter of his work, shows how Wittgenstein's "On Certainty" concerns logic, language, and reality - topics that occupied Wittgenstein since early in his career. Authoritative interpretation of Wittgenstein's last great work, "On Certainty," by one of his closest friends. Debunks misconceptions about Wittgenstein's "On Certainty" and shows that it is an essay on logic. Exposes the continuity in Wittgenstein's thought, and the radical character of his conclusions. Contains a substantial and illuminating afterword discussing current scholarship surrounding "On Certainty," and its relationship to Rhees's work on this subject.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 208
  • Erscheinungstermin: 11. Mai 2005
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 229mm x 152mm x 11mm
  • Gewicht: 309g
  • ISBN-13: 9781405134248
  • ISBN-10: 1405134240
  • Artikelnr.: 22087508
Autorenporträt
Rush Rhees (1905-1989) was one of Wittgenstein's closest friends and his literary executor. He taught at Swansea from 1940 to 1966. Amongst Wittgenstein's posthumous works edited by Rhees are Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics (1956).
Inhaltsangabe
Preface.

Part I: The Philosophical Background to On Certainty.

Part II: Discussions of On Certainty.

Appendix 1: Comparisons Between On Certainty andWittgenstein's Earlier Work.

Appendix 2: Some Passages Relating to Doubt and Certainty inOn Certainty..

Afterword: D. Z. Phillips: Rhees on Reading OnCertainty.

Notes.

Index.
Rezensionen
"This book contains illuminating remarks and a novel perspective onan important and widely discussed classic. And it has a specialauthority, being the work of one of the author's beststudents and closest friends." William Brenner, Old DominionUniversity, Norfolk, Virginia

"This book contains two remarkable and original contributions byRush Rhees and D. Z. Phillips to the burgeoning scholarship onWittgenstein's On Certainty. I recommend it strongly."Avrum Stroll, University of California, San Diego