Clear and Queer Thinking: Wittgenstein's Development and His Relevance to Modern Thought

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1999 - Philosophy - 244 pages
Laurence Goldstein gives a straightforward and lively account of some of the central themes of Wittgenstein's writings on meaning, mind, and mathematics. He does this both by drawing on Wittgenstein's work to show how his thinking developed over time and by helping the reader gain some impression of what a strange character Wittgenstein was--for how he was is intimately related to how and what he wrote.

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Contents

Method
7
Meaning
35
Mind
79
Mathematics
123
Wittgenstein the Man
161
Notes
201
Bibliography
227
Index
237
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Laurence Goldstein is professor of mind and language at the University of Hong Kong. He is author of The PhilosopherOs Habitat (1990) and co-author of How Computers Work (1992) and Across the Bridge to Economic and Public Affairs (1994), and editor of Precedent in Law (1987).

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