Автор: Christopher Coope, Peter Geach, Timothy Potts, Roger White
Изд-во: Bazil Blackwell
Формат: Обл. мягк. – Форм. 145х210 мм; 51 стр.
Год издания: 1970
This workbook is the outcome of some five years' experience of teaching Wittgenstein to undergraduates in their final year - a few of them reading philosophy alone, but most reading it in conjunction with another subject. It treats of eighteen topics centrally important in Wittgenstein's thought. For each topic a list of questions is given on the right-hand page, and, on the left, relevant references to the text and to secondary sources.
To combat the impression that Wittgenstein's later philosophy involved the rejection of all or most of the doctrines expounded in the Tractatus, the topics bring together matters discussed in Philosophical Investigations with themes of the earlier work. The other published works of Wittgenstein are also drawn upon as ancillary souces, since they often give substantial aid in understanding compressed or particularly difficult passages in the two main works.
To the student and teacher of philosophy Wittgenstein poses a unique problem. His thought may be considered too difficult for undergraduate study and yet his influence is such that no course in philosophy (even an undergraduate level) can ignore him. This syllabus is offered as a possible solution to the difficulty: as an aid to teaching, as a concordance to the texts and as a guide to private study.