Wittgenstein: An Introduction by Joachim Schulte

By Joachim Schulte

Joachim Schulte's creation presents a particular and masterful account of the entire variety of Wittgenstein's notion. it's concise yet no longer compressed, important yet no longer overloaded with developmental or technical element, expert by means of the most recent scholarship yet now not pedantic. rookies will locate it obtainable and professional scholars of Wittgenstein will enjoy it for the illuminating evaluation it presents.

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This method would not be satisfying to the other personhe would not have the feeling that we were teaching him philosophybut it would be the only strictly correct method. 53). Again the contrast between natural science and philosophy is underlined; at the same time he declares that philosophy must tolerate nothing metaphysical. 53 makes it strikingly clear that Wittgenstein, for his part, had no intention of abiding by the method of philosophy that he himself held to be the right one. 53, cannot be said.

Previous page page_44 If you like this book, buy it! next page > < previous page page_45 next page > Page 45 According to the preface, no boundaries can be described for thinking itself, because to do that one would have to be able to think the unthinkable. " Accordingly, the business of philosophy is critique. Like Kant, whom Wittgenstein revered, and who wanted to show the limits of human knowledge, Wittgenstein attempts to make the limits of meaningful speech clear through his investigations of the logic of language.

Because he had given away his own inheritance but still occasionally wanted to render financial assistance to certain persons, he had to turn to others on such occasions. It seemed quite natural to him to ask his well-to-do friends for such loans, grants, or gifts. Judging from the results, they must have found it just as natural to grant his requests. Wittgenstein was indeed an imposing figure. Whoever reads the comments of his contemporaries, friends, students, and family members finds it downright tiring to hear again and again that he was "a true genius," "the most impressive man that I have ever met," "the most passionate thinker," "the most independent spirit," etc.

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