This is the second volume of David Pears's acclaimed study of Wittgenstein's philosophy from the Notebooks and the Tractatus to Philosophical Investigations and other later writings. Dealing with writings from onward, Volume II provides close discussions of those doctrines and ideas that reveal the general overall structure of Wittgenstein's thought.
Designed to fill the gap in the secondary literature between brief introductions and long commentaries, The False Prison relates the general to the particular within a clearly delineated framework, making Wittgenstein's difficult thought more accessible to philosophy students and nonspecialists. An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while. No cover image.
Read preview. Synopsis This is the second volume of David Pears's acclaimed study of Wittgenstein's philosophy from the Notebooks and the Tractatus to Philosophical Investigations and other later writings. Dealing with writings from onward, Volume II provides close discussions of those doctrines and ideas thatreveal the general overall structure of Wittgenstein's thought. Designed to fill the gap in the secondary literature between brief introductions and long commentaries, The False Prison relates the general to the particular within a clearly delineated framework, making Wittgenstein's difficultthought more accessible to philosophy students and nonspecialists.
Excerpt This is the first of two volumes of a continuous study of the development of Wittgenstein's philosophy. Read preview Overview. London: Routledge. There is a series of scholarly works on Part One of the Investigations produced by Peter Hacker and Gordon Baker, and then by Peter Hacker alone, which contain essays full of contentious interpretation and detailed exegesis and analytical commentary, section by section through the Investigations.
These are useful to browse. Baker, G. Meaning and Understanding. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. By means of an empiricist criterion of meaning and use of the analytic-synthetic distinction they claimed to be able to discard metaphysics and put aside as 'pseudo-problems' most previous philosophy. The Circle's activities were confined to private meetings until , when they began publishing several series of monographs and collaborated with the Berlin "Society of Empirical Philosophy" including Hans Reichenbach and C.
Hempel in organising international conferences and editing the journal Erkenntnis. The death and dispersion in exile of key members from onwards did not mean the extinction of Vienna Circle philosophy. Through the subsequent work of foreign visitors A. Ayer, E. Nagel, W. Current scholarship of the movement is concerned to retrieve the latter and combat the caricatures that obscure the continuities with present 'post-positivism'.
Carnap, R. Hahn, and O. Neurath, ed. Dordrecht: Reidel, The original manifesto; popular. Ayer, A. Language, Truth and Logic. London: Gollantz; 2nd ed. Potboiler by former visitor assimilating the Circle's thought too seamlessly to British empiricism. Translated by Rolf A. Originally published as 'Der logische Aufbau der Welt'.
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Benary, The Logical Syntax of Language. Studies of the foundations of the empirical and formal science by Circle's most influential theorist; difficult. Chicago: University of Chicago Press; 2nd ed. Later work on intensional semantics, with important and accessible essays reprinted in supplement to 2nd ed. Hahn, H. Mathematics: Philosophical Papers.
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Dordecht: Reidel. Collected philosophical papers by founding member, with bibliography. Feigl, H. Inquiries and Provocations: Selected Writings Essays by former student documenting the developments in 'received view' into the 70s. Frank, P. Modern Science and Its Philosophy. Philosophical papers by founding member, with significant historical retrospective. Hempel, C. New York: Free Press.
Essays by former student documenting the developments in 'received view' from 40s into the 60s. Neurath, O. Philosophical Papers Representative selection of founding member, with bibliography. Empiricism and Sociology. Selection of papers and monographs on social science and visual education, with memoirs. Reichenbach, H. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. General epistemology of important Berlin associate.
Selected Writings , 2 Vols. Philosophical papers, reviews and monographs, with bibliography. Schlick, M. General Theory of Knowledge. Lasalle, Ill. Early epistemological work of later head of Circle, anticipating much that was to come. Philosophical Papers , 2 Vols. Collected philosophical essays , incl. Kraft, V. New York: Greenwood Press, Influential but decontextualised and traditionalist account by participant. Hanfling, O. Logical Positivism. Traditionalist foundationalist account.
Skorupski, J. In English-Language Philosophy Pithy account of fate of original verificationism. Schilpp, P. The Philosophy of Rudolf Carnap. Classic discussions of Carnap's work by collaborators, students and critics, with autobiographical essay and bibliography. Achinstein, P. The Legacy of Logical Positivism: studies in the philosophy of science. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press. Critical assessments documenting the overthrow of the 'received view'.
Bell, D. Science and Subjectivity. The Vienna Circle and 20th Century Philosophy. Berlin: Akademie Verlag. Giere, R.
The Origins of Logical Empiricism. Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science. Rescher, N. The Heritage of Logical Empiricism. University Press of America. Spohn, W. Hans Reichenbach. Rudolf Carnap: A Centenary. Erkenntnis Dordrecht: Kluwer. Stadler, F. Scientific Philosophy: Origins and Development.
Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook I. Cartwright, N. Cat, L. Fleck, and T. Cambridge: University Press. Intellectual biography and legacy of Circle's enfant terrible. Coffa, J. Defense of Carnap's logical reconstructivism with good account of interactions with Wittgenstein. Oberdan, T.
Amsterdam: Rodopi. Examination of protocol sentence debate, with emphasis on Schlick's later philosophy. Proust, J. Translated by Anastasios Albert Brenner. Historical perspective on Carnap's efforts. Richardson, A. Reconstruction of development of Carnap's early philosophy. Uebel, T. Analysis of variety of the epistemological positions adopted in the Viennese protocol sentence debate, with emphasis on Neurath's naturalism. What is the nature of Frege's logicism? To what extent are his concerns philosophical, mathematical or a combination of the two?
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French, Theodore E. Uehling, and Howard K. Wettstein, eds. Demopoulos, ed. Wilson, M. Wright, ed. Diamond, C. Dummett, M. Frege: Philosophy of Mathematics. London: Duckworth.
Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society Final chapter. Boolos, G. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume Thomson, ed. Reprinted in W. How can the principle be justified; is it an analytic principle? What is 'the Julius Caesar Problem' that leads Frege to reject an implicit definition of cardinal number? What grounds Frege's commitment to treating numbers as objects? Parsons, C. Frege: Philosophy of Language.