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Historical Dictionary of Wittgenstein's Philosophy : Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series - Duncan Richter

Historical Dictionary of Wittgenstein's Philosophy

Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series

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Ludwig Wittgenstein was the most influential, and arguably the greatest, philosopher of the twentieth century. This fact about his influence is not only a matter of how much he influenced people but also of how many people he influenced. His early work was taken up by some of the pioneers of analytical philosophy. His later work helped spawn another movement within analytic philosophy, that of ordinary language philosophy (sometimes called Oxford philosophy). He is also considered by some to be a key postmodern thinker, and an interest in his work is a distinguishing feature of many post-analytical philosophers who seek to bridge the gap between analytical and so-called continental philosophy.

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Wittgenstein's Philosophy covers the history of this philosophy through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on every aspect of his work. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Wittgenstein’s philosophy.

ISBN: 9781442233096
ISBN-10: 1442233095
Series: Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 4th April 2014
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Second Edition