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King this the definitive edition of the notebooks The writings intersperse Wittgenstein's technical logical notations with his thoughts on the meaning of life happiness and deathWhen the first edition of this collection of remarks appeared in 1961 we were provided with a glimpse of the workin Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein 1889 1951 was an Austrian British philosopher whose books such as Tractatus Logico Philosophicus and Philosophical Investigations are among the acknowledged “classics” of 20th century philosophy Born into a wealthy family he gave all of his inheritance away served in the Austrian Army during World War I taught schoolchildren in remote Austrian villages but ultimately taught at Cambridge for many years The Tractatus was the only book he published during his lifetime but his papers have been posthumously edited and notes of lectures taken by his students have been transcribed and have resulted in many published books such as Lectures & Conversations on Aesthetics Psychology & Remarks The Blue and Brown Books Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics Remarks on the Philosophy of Psychology Remarks on Colour Zettel etcHe wrote “Logic must take care of itself” 22814 He added “It must in a certain sense be impossible for us to go wrong in logic This is already partly expressed by saying Logic must take care of itself This is an extremely profound and important insight” 2914He notes “One often makes a remark and only later realizes HOW true it is” 101014 He wrote “In this work than in any other it is rewarding to keep on looking at uestions which once considers solved from another uarter as if they were unsolved” 131114 He advises “Don’t worry about what you have already written Just keep on beginning to think afresh as it nothing at all had happened yet” 151114He laments “I CANNOT get from the nature of the proposition to the individual logical operations That is I cannot bring out how far the proposition is the PICTURE of the situation I am almost inclined to give up all my efforts” 12415 15415He observes “The urge towards the mystical comes of the non satisfaction of our wishes by science We FEEL that even if all POSSIBLE scientific uestions are answered our problem is still not touched at all Of course in that case there are no uestions any ; and that is the answer” 2555He points out “Mathematical sciences are distinguished from non mathematical ones by treating of things of which ordinary language does not speak whereas the latter talk about things that are generally familiar” 20615He notes “At bottom the whole Weltanschauung of the moderns involves the illusion that the so called laws of nature are explanations of natural phenomena In this way they stop short at the laws of nature as at something IMPREGNABLE as men of former times did at God and fate” 6516He states “What do I know about God and the purpose of life? I know that this world exists That I am placed in it like my eye in its visual field That something about it is problematic which we call its meaning That this meaning does not lie in it but outside it That my will penetrates the world That my will is good or evil Therefore that good and evil are somehow connected with the meaning of the world The meaning of life ie the meaning of the world we can call God And connect with this the comparison of God to a father To pray is to think about the meaning of life I cannot bend the happenings of the world to my will I am completely powerless I can only make myself independent of the world and so in a certain sense master is—by renouncing any influence of happenings” 11616He goes on “To believe in a God means to understand the uestion about the meaning of life To believe in a God means to see that the facts of the world are not the end of the matter To believe in God means to see that life has a meaning we ARE in a certain sense dependent and what we are dependent on we can call God In this sense God would simply be fate or what is the same thing the world which is independent of our will I can make myself independent of fate There are two godheads the world and my independent I Death is not an event in life It is not a fact of the world IF by eternity is understood not infinite temporal duration but non temporality then it can be said that a man lives eternally if he lives in the present” 8716Later he suggests “How things stand is God God is how things stand Only from the consciousness of the UNIUENESS OF MY LIFE arises religion science and art” 1816Wittgenstein’s notebooks are vastly illuminating not only for the Tractatus but for the development of his thought as well as “how he worked” and came up with his ideas

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Notebooks 1914 1916Gs of Wittgenstein's mind during the period when the seminal ideas of the Tractatus Logico Philosophicus were being worked out This second edition provided the occasion to be struck anew by the breadth rigor and above all the restlessness of that mindT Michael McNulty S J The Modern Schoolman In 1950 Wittgenstein tried to have all of his old notebooks destroyed Thankfully three sets of texts escaped this unhappy fate The first two are some of Wittgenstein's personal notebooks from August 1914 to October 1915 found at the house of his sister; these comprise the main content of this book The third set consists of three texts from the collection of Bertrand Russell which are printed as appendices The first appendix is Wittgenstein's 1913 Notes on Logic which was his first attempt to formulate a comprehensive proto Tractatus The second is a few pages of notes that Wittgenstein dictated to GE Moore in 1914 who came to visit while Wittgenstein was living isolated with his thoughts in Norway The third appendix consists of extracts of Wittgenstein's letters to RussellIn the second edition of this book images of a few passages of Wittgenstein's symbolism are printed in a fourth appendix; these were omitted from the first edition because no one could make heads or tails of them As far as this reviewer knows no progress has been made thereIn a lovely preface to the first edition of this text first published in 1961 the editors give expression to the role that this text can play for the students of Wittgenstein Unfortunately it was omitted from the second edition and so I uote from it hereWe publish this material as an aid to students of the Tractatus Most of it is no easier than the Tractatus itself; it naturally shews development; thus when it appears to present views different from those of the Tractatus there is no need to reconcile the two It should not be used without ado as evidence for particular interpretations of the Tractatus It does shew clearly however what problems formed the context of Wittgenstein's remarks in the Tractatus; in this way it will serve to cut short some argument where wholly irrelevant contexts are supposed by an interpretation vIndeed this book is simply invaluable to any serious student of the Tractatus; I cannot imagine studying one without the other Passages in the notebooks are cross referenced with similar or identical ones found in the Tractatus and helpful comments are given in footnotes by the editors Although not all of Wittgenstein's cryptic personal remarks shed light on his published work many of them provide the blessing of context for propositions in the Tractatus that are otherwise maddenlingly opaueAs for the extent to which the Notebooks might reduce some of the extensive dispute about how to interpret Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico Philosophicus that much remains appropriately in extensive dispute But if you have ever tried to tackle what may be Wittgenstein's most difficult work only to find yourself banging your head against the pages I guarantee that you will find great satisfaction in reading this book

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Notebooks, 1914-1916 Book ð Download ↠ ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☉ Notebooks, 1914-1916 Author Ludwig Wittgenstein – This considerably revised second edition of Wittgenstein's 1914 16 notebooks contains a new appendix with photographs of Wittgenstein's original work a new preface by Elizabeth Anscombe aThis considerably revised second edition of Wittgenstein's 1914 16 notebooks contains a new appendix with photographs of Wittgenstein's original work a new preface by Elizabeth Anscombe and a useful index by ED Klemke Corrections have been made throughout the text and notes have been added ma Indispensable Wittgenstein as a young warrior Early thoughts towards and cross referenced to TLP Logic as salvation 'Notes on logic' appended to the diary