The Conflicts of Modernity in Ludwig Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (European Studies in Theology, Philosophy and History of Religions

The Conflicts of Modernity in Ludwig Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (European Studies in Theology, Philosophy and History of Religions

By: Marek Dobrzeniecki (author)Hardback

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The author offers a new look at one of the most influential books in the history of philosophy: Ludwig Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. He presents the Tractatus as expressing the intellectual anxieties of its modernist epoch. The most intriguing but usually unanswered question concerning the Tractatus is why Wittgenstein had to think that only propositions of natural science have meaning. The author reviews the most popular interpretations of the Tractatus and comes to the conclusion that the early Wittgenstein was an ethical subjectivist. With this insight, he solves the tension between Tractarian theses that influenced neopositivism and its mystical part.

About Author

Marek Dobrzeniecki is Lecturer in Philosophy at the Pontifical Faculty of Theology in Warsaw and at the Centre for Thought of John Paul II in Warsaw.

Contents

Contents: The Problem of Ontology in the Tractatus - The Simple Objects of the Tractatus - Wittgenstein's Theory of Judgement - The Transcendental Self - Ethics in Wittgenstein's Early Writings - The Defence of Human Values by early Wittgenstein.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9783631667804
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 273
  • ID: 9783631667804
  • weight: 450
  • ISBN10: 3631667809
  • edition: New edition

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