On the Trail to Wittgenstein's Hut: The Historical Background of the Tractatus Logico-philosphicus ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Ivar Oxaal

On the Trail to Wittgenstein's Hut: The Historical Background of the Tractatus Logico-philosphicus

Routledge
Publication date: September 2017
ISBN: 9781351501811
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
$57.95
Our price:
$53.99

You save: $3.96 (7%)
One of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and the roots of his monumental Tractatus are explored in this imaginative work. Oxaal picks up on themes developed in an earlier work of his on Jews, Anti-Semitism and Culture in Vienna, adding to it special issues concerning Wittgenstein's experiences in Norway in 1913-14, where he worked on ideas that were completed during the war. Oxaal situates the great philosopher in time, place, and attitude, showing how his personal background came to bear on the writing of the Tractatus. Wittengenstein has often been criticized for traces of solipsism and even mysticism, and Oxaal also examines these issues in a volume that integrates ethnography, nationality, and cultural studies. Oxaal sheds new light on the theme of Wittgenstein's Jewishness, and develops a new appreciation of the Wittgenstein family and Wittgenstein's better-known years in Vienna. The author is unsparing in his observations about racism and pessimism in Berlin and Great Britian during the period in which Wittgenstein worked and studied at Cambridge. The writing of the Tractatus spanned the First World War. In the period immediately after its completion, Wittgenstein found himself in The Hague where he was in discussions and disputes with Bertrand Russell. Oxaal covers these problems sensitively and with an appreciation of ambiguities in the life of a great philosopher and the confusions caused by a post-war change in fortunes--personal and familial. This work of an eminent social scientist and historian may not be the final statement on Wittgenstein, but it most certainly must be considered in any serious assessments of an iconic figure of the twentieth century.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
On the Trail to Wittgenstein's Hut: The Historical Background of the Tractatus Logico-philosphicus ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
1087 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
On the Trail to Wittgenstein's Hut: The Historical Background of the Tractatus Logico-philosphicus ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Ivar Oxaal
Routledge, September 2017
ISBN: 9781351501811
EAN:  9781351501811
ePub (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $57.95 eBook price: $53.99
On the Trail to Wittgenstein's Hut: The Historical Background of the Tractatus Logico-philosphicus PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Ivar Oxaal
Routledge, September 2017
ISBN: 9781351501828
EAN:  9781351501828
PDF (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $57.95 eBook price: $53.99
Other books by Ivar Oxaal
Beyond the Sociology of Development: Economy and Society in Latin America and Africa ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Tony Barnett
Beyond the Sociology of Development: Economy and Society in Latin America and Africa
Tony Barnett & David Booth & Ivar Oxaal
Routledge, May 2013
ISBN: 9780415601931
Format: ePub
List Price: $48.95 Our price: $45.99