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The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on every aspect of his work.

The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on every aspect of his work.

Duncan Richter teaches philosophy at the Virginia Military Institute and works primarily on ethics and the philosophy of Wittgenstein. He is the author ofWittgenstein At His Word. Библиографические данные. Historical Dictionary of Wittgenstein's Philosophy Historical dictionaries of religions, philosophies, and movements (Выпуск 54). Автор. Scarecrow Press, 2004.

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The dictionary section describes the more significant writings, as well as the numerous concepts related to his philosophy, and it also includes entries on significant persons he was in contact with and places where he resided. The chronology traces his long career and also some sequels. But the introduction is obviously the place to start, with a broad overview of the man and his life, his writings, and his philosophy.

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Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) was undoubtedly one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century, and perhaps of any century. He was also a fascinating, charismatic, and irritating man. His philosophical ability was recognized almost immediately by Bertrand Russell, and during his lifetime his work influenced first logical positivism and then ordinary language philosophy. Since then it has also become central in post-analytical philosophical thought. Beyond the world of academic philosophy it has inspired playwrights, poets, novelists, architects, film-makers, and biographers. There remains, however, great disagreement about what exactly, if anything, his works mean. Historical Dictionary of Wittgenstein's Philosophy, therefore, is intended for anyone who wants to know more about the philosophy and the life of this enigmatic thinker. It is written to be accessible to a general audience, but follows the issues tackled and raised by Wittgenstein as far as is necessary to make clear their significance. The book contains an introductory overview of his life and work, a timeline of the major relevant events in and after his life, an extensive bibliography, and, above all, an A-Z of ideas, people, and places that have been involved in his philosophy and its reception. The dictionary is written with no particular agenda and includes entries on philosophers (and others) who influenced Wittgenstein, those he influenced in turn, and some of the main figures in contemporary Wittgenstein scholarship. There are biographical entries to fill out the information provided by the timeline, and perhaps most useful, there are detailed entries, with cross-references, on all the major concepts and arguments associated with Wittgenstein's work in his early, middle, and late periods. Suggestions for further reading are also included, as well as a guide to the literature on Wittgenstein and a bibliography broken down by subject area. It has the form of a reference work but could easily be used as a general introd

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Great difficulties attend the philosophy of Wittgenstein, yet ironically his thought is among the most important to our age, which might serve to explain his popularity beyond the specialized, professional philosophical audience he was writing to. Wittgenstein's popularity is certainly due in large measure to his originality and force of genius, and twentieth century philosophy enjoyed a series of periods in which Wittgenstein defined the moment, and his philosophy in that context has informed other disciplines. In the past two decades, however, philosophers have worked to fully uncover his work, and in explaining Wittgenstein to each other have produced a real renaissance in Wittgenstein studies, making his work accessible to a remarkably broad audience, and so further insinuating his work across the disciplines. Today, exposure to Wittgenstein's life and work has become a rite of passage for the brightest people working in diverse fields ranging across literary criticism, psychiatry, political science, mathematics, theoretical physics, and so on.

Richter's Dictionary is a truly useful resource for promoting knowledge of Wittgenstein's important ideas. Clearly written, comprehensive, succinct, this work belongs on the bookshelves of professional philosophers and laymen. Richter's Dictionary is both a general introduction for students, and a handy reference for professionals who need to rapidly make connections among Wittgenstein's work, the discipline of philosophy in a more general consideration, and the concerns of their own projects. Highly recommended.

The publishers would do well to bring this book out in soft cover.
The paperback edition of Richter's dictionary has a different title: "The A to Z of Wittgenstein's Philosophy".

It might be useful to compare it to Hans-Johann Glock's "Wittgenstein Dictionary" in the Routledge Philosophers Dictionaries series. Richter's dictionary is broader, covering biographical and historical background. It has a good introduction and bibliography. It's perhaps the more helpful of the two for the newcomer to Wittgenstein. Glock's dictionary provides longer and deeper articles on Wittgenstein's terminology and ideas but little historical background. Glock represents a somewhat more mainstream interpretation of Wittgenstein, while Richter is affiliated with an alternative approach championed by scholars like Cora Diamond and James Conant - though Richter is careful to acknowledge these different perspectives. Both dictionaries are excellent and complement one another.

An earlier reviewer suggests that Richter's dictionary is the "best" introduction to Wittgenstein. There can be no such thing, since different readers will come to Wittgenstein with very different backgrounds and questions, but Richter's book is indeed very helpful. If you're looking for a narrative introduction, Richter himself recommends two outstanding ones: Joachim Schulte, "Wittgenstein: An Introduction" (SUNY Press, 1992) and Severin Schroeder, "Wittgenstein: The Way Out of the Fly-Bottle" (Polity Press, 2006).
When I saw this book, I was doubtful that the author could successfully do what he set out to do. But the result is quite impressive. The author manages to include words and arguments associated with Wittgenstein, friends and collaborators, and even even entries on modern commentators on Wittgenstein. The author always presents several opinions where they exist, and tells you which opinion is the most commonly held one. Along with excellent advice on how to start reading about Wittgenstein, this is a real winner.
I never dreamed that anyone could make Wittgenstein's philosophy so interesting, but Richter succeeds here. This book is a must read.
Historical Dictionary of Wittgenstein's Philosophy (Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements) download epub
Author: Duncan Richter
ISBN: 0810850591
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Philosophy
Language: English
Publisher: Scarecrow Press (October 15, 2004)
Pages: 272 pages