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Wittgenstein's Thought in Transition

Dale Jacquette

356 pages
Purdue University Press
Wittgenstein's Thought in Transition offers a detailed exposition of Wittgenstein’s philosophy as a continuous engagement with a single set of problems. Dale Jacquette argues that the key to understanding the transition in Wittgenstein’s thought is his 1929 essay "Some Remarks on Logical Form," which is reprinted in this book. Wittgenstein disowned the essay, then came to see its failure as refuting his early theory altogether and began to investigate the requirements of meaning with a new method that resulted in the characteristic innovations of his later period.
Author Bio
A professor of philosophy at the Pennsylvania State Unveristy, Dale Jacquette is the author of Philosophy of Mind and Meinongian Logic: The Semantics of Existance and Nonexistance and the editor of Schopenhauer, Philosophy, and the Arts.