Article

Ludwig Wittgenstein: Middle Works

Anat Biletzki

in Philosophy

ISBN: 9780195396577
Published online June 2011 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780195396577-0138
Ludwig Wittgenstein: Middle Works

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Philosophy
  • Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art
  • Epistemology
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • History of Western Philosophy
  • Metaphysics
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Non-Western Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Social and Political Philosophy

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

Although Ludwig Wittgenstein’s work is usually recognized as belonging to either “the early” or “the later” Wittgenstein, his writings between those two erstwhile well-defined categories are now seen to be worthy of their own independent investigation. If the early Wittgenstein is identified with the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (TLP) and the later with Philosophical Investigations (PI)—both, of course, also with additional texts that are associated with the same chronological periods—then, concerning the “middle Wittgenstein,” scholars are less clear, both as to definitive texts and as to the exact time span that would count as middle. (We will here treat “middle” works from the late 1920s until the mid-1930s.) This is related to the question of the move from the early Wittgenstein to the later as being a profound break or a matter of philosophical continuity; it is also then associated with certain thematic problems—phenomenology, language and mind, logic, and mathematics—that engaged Wittgenstein in some or all periods of his thought but that are recognized as being critically significant in the middle period.

Article.  5695 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art ; Epistemology ; Feminist Philosophy ; History of Western Philosophy ; Metaphysics ; Moral Philosophy ; Non-Western Philosophy ; Philosophy of Language ; Philosophy of Law ; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic ; Philosophy of Mind ; Philosophy of Religion ; Philosophy of Science ; Social and Political Philosophy

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.