Pole, David: The later philosophy of Wittgenstein
The later philosophy of Wittgenstein
Published by University of London/The Athlone Press in 1958. First edition. Hardcover with dustjacket. Good antiquarian condition. Cover worn on the edges and on the spine, a few tears. Price unclipped. Internally clean, no handwritten marks. No previous owner inscriptions.
Considered by some to be the greatest philosopher of the 20th century, Ludwig Wittgenstein played a central, if controversial, role in 20th-century analytic philosophy. He continues to influence current philosophical thought in topics as diverse as logic and language, perception and intention, ethics and religion, aesthetics and culture.
Despite its profound influence upon contemporary philosophy, Wittgenstein’s later thought, contained in his posthumous writings, confronts the reader with formidable difficulties. Dr. Pole’s introduction expounds and criticizes his most central and characteristic themes, and appends a briefer treatment of his distinguished disciple, John Wisdom.