Ludwig Wittgenstein is one of the greatest and most fascinating philosophers of all time. His Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, composed in a series of remarkable numbered propositions, was the only book he published in his lifetime. He tackles nothing less than the question of whether there is such a thing as a logically perfect language and, armed with it, what we can say about the nature of the world itself. Pushing the limits of language, logic and philosophy, the Tractatus is a brilliant, cryptic and hypnotic tour de force, exerting a major impact on twentieth-century philosophy and stirring the imagination today.
With a new foreword by Ray Monk.
Foreword to the Routledge Great Minds Edition 1. Translators' Preface 2. Introduction by Bertrand Russell 3. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus Preface 4. Translation Index
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The Sovereignty of Good Iris Murdoch
What I Believe Bertrand Russell
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The Undiscovered Self Carl Gustav Jung
Sketch for a Theory of the Emotions Jean-Paul Sartre
Tractatus-Logico-Philosophicus Ludwig Wittgenstein
Letter to a Priest Simone Weil
On Dialogue David Bohm
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