Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113452448X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 142

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Perhaps the most important work of philosophy written in the twentieth century, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus was the only philosophical work that Ludwig Wittgenstein published during his lifetime. Written in short, carefully numbered paragraphs of extreme brilliance, it captured the imagination of a generation of philosophers. For Wittgenstein, logic was something we use to conquer a reality which is in itself both elusive and unobtainable. He famously summarized the book in the following words: 'What can be said at all can be said clearly; and what we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence.' David Pears and Brian McGuinness received the highest praise for their meticulous translation. The work is prefaced by Bertrand Russell's original introduction to the first English edition.
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Words and Things

An Examination Of, and an Attack On, Linguistic Philosophy

Author: Ernest Gellner

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415345484

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

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When Ernest Gellner was his early thirties, he took it upon himself to challenge the prevailing philosophical orthodoxy of the day, Linguistic Philosophy. Finding a powerful ally in Bertrand Russell, who provided the foreword for this book, Gellner embarked on the project that was to put him on the intellectual map. The first determined attempt to state the premises and operational rules of the movement, Words and Things remains philosophy's most devastating attack on a conventional wisdom to this day.
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The Logic of Scientific Discovery

Author: Karl R. Popper,Karl Raimund Popper

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415278430

Category: Philosophy

Page: 513

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First published in English in 1959, this book revolutionized contemporary thinking about science and knowledge and is one of the most widely read books about science written in the twentieth century. It presents succinctly Popper's view of science and his solutions to two fundamental problems of the theory of knowledge: the demarcation of science from non-science, and the role of induction in the growth of scientific knowledge.
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Ludwig Wittgenstein - A Cultural Point of View

Philosophy in the Darkness of this Time

Author: Professor William J DeAngelis

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409485374

Category: Philosophy

Page: 204

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In the preface to his Philosophical Investigations Ludwig Wittgenstein expresses pessimism about the culture of his time and doubts as to whether his ideas would be understood in such a time: 'I make them public with doubtful feelings. It is not impossible that it should fall to the lot of this work, in its poverty and in the darkness of this time, to bring light into one brain or another - but, of course, it is not likely'. In this book William James DeAngelis develops a deeper understanding of Wittgenstein's remark and argues that it is an expression of a significant cultural component in Wittgenstein's later thought which, while latent, is very much intended. DeAngelis focuses on the fascinating connection between Wittgenstein and Oswald Spengler and in particular the acknowledged influence of Spengler's Decline of the West. His book shows in meticulous detail how Spengler's dark conception of an ongoing cultural decline resonated deeply for Wittgenstein and influenced his later work. In so doing, the work takes into account discussions of these matters by major commentators such as Malcolm, Von Wright, Cavell, Winch, and Clack among others. A noteworthy feature of this book is its attempt to link Wittgenstein's cultural concerns with his views on religion and religious language. DeAngelis offers a fresh and original interpretation of the latter.
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Emerging Values in Health Care

The Challenge for Professionals

Author: Stephen Pattison,Ben Hannigan,Roisin Pill

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843109476

Category: Medical

Page: 253

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This volume explains how health care professions and their values have changed over the last forty years, charting where they have come from, where they are now, and how they might develop in the future. There is coverage of a wide range of professions within healthcare. Chapters are followed by critical responses from senior practitioners.
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The Handy Philosophy Answer Book

Author: Naomi Zack

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578592852

Category: Philosophy

Page: 504

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Combining a basic history of philosophical thought with the often quirky personal stories of famous philosophers, this comprehensive introduction to the world of philosophy answers more than 1,000 questions, ranging from What was the Enlightenment? to Why did the Pythagorians avoid fava beans? Analyzing the collective effort of philosophers throughout history in the pursuit of truth and wisdom, the guide explores the tangible significance of philosophical thought to modern society and civilization as a whole. With a wide range of information suitable for various knowledge bases—from junior high to junior college—this is an ideal resource for anyone looking to get a better grasp of the history of thought.
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The Logic of Scientific Discovery

Author: Karl Popper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134470010

Category: Philosophy

Page: 544

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Described by the philosopher A.J. Ayer as a work of 'great originality and power', this book revolutionized contemporary thinking on science and knowledge. Ideas such as the now legendary doctrine of 'falsificationism' electrified the scientific community, influencing even working scientists, as well as post-war philosophy. This astonishing work ranks alongside The Open Society and Its Enemies as one of Popper's most enduring books and contains insights and arguments that demand to be read to this day.
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Philosophies of Language and Linguistics

Plato, Aristotle, Saussure, Wittgenstein, Bloomfield, Russell, Quine, Searle, Chomsky, and Pinker on Language and Its Systematic Study

Author: Ralph A. Hartmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language and languages

Page: 201

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Ludwig Wittgenstein

there where you are not

Author: Michael Nedo,Guy Moreton,Alec Finlay,Ludwig Wittgenstein

Publisher: Black Dog Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 159

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'There Where You Are Not' is an album of writings and photographs that describe the sojourns of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein made throughout his lifetime, in his search to discover a retreat where he could live and work. The remote places to which he was drawn include the northerly landscapes of Iceland and Norway; the alpine village of Trattenbach, where he worked as a school teacher; and the late refuges that he found in Ireland, at Rosroe, "the last pool of darkness at the edge of Europe", and County Wicklow. What these landscapes share is a quality of 'quiet seriousness'. They also reflect aspects of his philosophy and his psychology. 'There Where You Are Not' relates the success and failure of Wittgenstein's quest for a 'house of thought. An album of writings and photographs by Wittgenstein describes his repeated flights from Cambridge; the places that he journeyed to, and those to which he returned in order to attempt new work on his philosophy. This album draws upon important material held in The Wittgenstein Archive, Cambridge-the largest collection of original biographical material on the philosopher-including reproductions from Wittgenstein's personal photographic albums.
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What is Exhibition Design?

Author: Jan Lorenc,Lee Skolnick

Publisher: Rotovision

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 256

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What is Exhibition Design? is the ultimate guide to the many facets of this rapidly emerging discipline, from retail design to museums and trade shows every field that applies graphic information to place and object. This unrivalled handbook is a guide to the world of exhibition design, exploring what constitutes successful design and how it works. It clarifies the roles of the various design skills involved in exhibition design, as new technology and materials expand the possibilities for both form and function. What is Exhibition Design? provides a stunning, diverse portfolio of cutting-edge work from designers and studios around the world. Like the other titles in the Essential Design Handbooks series, this will be essential reading for every professional and student involved with exhibition design.
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