Chapter 2. Letters

  1. Brian McGuinness

Published Online: 12 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301243.ch2

Wittgenstein in Cambridge: Letters and Documents 1911-1951

Wittgenstein in Cambridge: Letters and Documents 1911-1951

How to Cite

McGuinness, B. (ed) (2008) Letters, in Wittgenstein in Cambridge: Letters and Documents 1911-1951, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301243.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405147019

Online ISBN: 9781444301243

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Keywords:

  • minutes of meetings and discussions that Wittgenstein attended or led;
  • Will future generations know the joy of archives?;
  • first introduction to Wittgenstein and his circle and encyclopaedia of his acquaintance;
  • Wittgenstein development all his life - characterized by contrast and inner conflict;
  • Wittgenstein struggles to publish the Tractatus;
  • Wittgenstein being wooed back to philosophy by Keynes and Ramsey;
  • Wittgenstein happy choice of Russell as a teacher;
  • original Abhandlung - product of this Cambridge period;
  • Wittgenstein - mathematics would improve people's taste because taste comes of thinking honestly;
  • Wittgenstein and his captivity after the Austro-hungarian surrender of November 1918