Historical Dictionary of Wittgenstein's Philosophy

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Oktober 2004



Historical Dictionary of Wittgenstein's Philosophy covers the life and work of Ludwig Wittgenstein as well as the people who have worked on Wittgenstein's ideas after his death. An introductory essay, list of acronyms and abbreviations, chronology, hundreds of dictionary entries, and extensive bibliography make this an engaging reference source for students and scholars alike.


Chapter 1 Editor's Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 Reader's Note Chapter 5 Acronyms and Abbreviations Chapter 6 Chronology Chapter 7 Introduction Chapter 8 THE DICTIONARY Chapter 9 Bibliography Chapter 10 About the Author


Duncan Richter teaches philosophy at the Virginia Military Institute and works primarily on ethics and the philosophy of Wittgenstein. He is the author ofWittgenstein At His Word.


The idea for a historical overview of the life of Wittgenstein and his often-conceived problematical views, coupled with an A-Z dictionary covering concepts, people, and movements that either influenced or were influenced by him, is both a creative success and resourceful project...For the seasoned philosopher or the interested student of philosophy, this volume is a rich resource that provides biographical and historical information important to twentieth-century philosophy and the beginnings of the analytic movement...A 41-page topically organized bibliography completes this dictionary and will prove a valuable foundation to the student when writing a paper, thesis, or dissertation on a Wittgenstein conundrum. American Reference Books Annual Richter's helpful orientation to Wittgenstein's philosophy will be a valuable resource for upper-division undergraduate students, and a useful reference for scholars...Recommended. CHOICE Overall, the book accomplishes exactly what the author intended: an excellent starting point for the beginner, a rich resource for the novice, and a comprehensive reference for the expert. This small, concise, and well-written dictionary is indispensable for anyone interested in investigating the enigmatic Wittgenstein. Reference Reviews ...a useful reference work for students of Wittgenstein's philosophy, interested scholars from other disciplines, as well as for curious general readers...Richter's dictionary nicely balances philosophical and biographical materials, and importantly brings in history...It is a valuable resource and a useful aid in engendering a better understanding of the works of one of the seminal thinkers of the twentieth century. Philosophy in Review ...useful to students who are being introduced to Wittgenstein and are finding his views very difficult. The European Legacy - Toward New Paradigms, vol 11, no 4 (2006) Most of the entries relate to Ludwig Wittgenstein's (1889-1951) philosophy, says Richter...but others provide biographical information and discuss people he knew and worked with, places he visited, scholars who have dealt with his work both during and since his time, his main works Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus and Philosophical Investigations, and other topics of interest to scholars of philosophy in general or his work or influence in particular. There is no index, but the entries are highly cross-referenced. Reference and Research Book News
EAN: 9780810850590
ISBN: 0810850591
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2004
Seitenanzahl: 242 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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