Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 204
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
"Interest in Wittgenstein's early book may reflect a commitment, not to scholarship in a narrow sense, but to tracing the history of analytic philosophy with an eye to better understanding our present philosophical moment. This is how the Tractatus figures in this collection. Currently, the most suggestive and productive interpretative divide is - to use the received jargon - between those readers who do and those who do not approach the book "resolutely." Read and Lavery bring together a set of insightful and rewarding essays falling on both sides of this divide. The result is that we are invited to think about the competing merits of two strikingly different exegetical strategies and, at the same time, to grapple with two strikingly different images of what it means to inherit the analytic tradition and philosophize today." --Alice Crary, The New School University
"Wars are rarely in order, and the Tractatus is no exception. Nevertheless, the program of the last 20 years to re-read the book 'resolutely' has generated all kinds of philosophy, much of it of very high caliber. This volume of essays illuminates some of the heat, and sheds needed light on future prospects for a better understanding of Wittgenstein's philosophy." --Juliet Floyd, Boston University
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