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Wittgenstein's Tractatus: History and Interpretation

Peter Sullivan and Michael Potter


This volume of newly written chapters on the history and interpretation of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus represents a significant step beyond the polemical debate between broad interpretive approaches that has recently characterized the field. Some of the contributors might count their approach as ‘new’ or ‘resolute’, while others are more ‘traditional’, but all are here concerned primarily with understanding in detail the structure of argument that Wittgenstein presents within the book, rather than with the book’s final self-renunciation, or with the character of the understanding that renunciatio ... More

Keywords: wittgenstein, tractatus, history, biography, influences, ethics and aesthetics, metaphysics, logic, philosophy of mind, ‘new’ and ‘traditional’ interpretations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199665785
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665785.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Sullivan, editor
University of Stirling

Michael Potter, editor
University of Cambridge