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Description - Big Typescript by Ludwig Wittgenstein

Wittgenstein's so-called Big Typescript (von Wright Catalog # TS 213) is presented here in an en face English-German edition. In 1933, four years after his return to Cambridge, Wittgenstein set out to dictate a collection of his recent writings to a typist in the form of a book. Based on the ten mansucript volumes he had so far written, The Big Typescript contains a table of contents, and is divided into sections and chapters, to which he titles. Even as he was dictating he began revising the text extensively, so that the copy of the typewritten text that survives contains numerous corrections, additions, deletions, alternative words and phrasings, suggestions for moves within the text, and marginal comments, in both handwritten and typed form. This edition includes scholarly indications to help the reader identify these various levels of editing. Long-awaited by the scholarly community, this text provides a fertile source of material for Wittgenstein's subsequent writings, with which it can fruitfully be compared and contrasted.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405106993
ISBN-10: 1405106999
Format: Hardback
(249mm x 182mm x 58mm)
Pages: 1056
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ludwig Wittgenstein

C. Grant Luckhardt is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Georgia State University, where he was a member of the Philosophy Department and for many years the Director of the Honors Program. His research interests are in Wittgenstein and in Native American Thought and Culture. Maximillian E. Aue is Chair and Associate Professor of German Studies at Emory University. His publications include translations of the following works by Wittgenstein: Remarks on the Philosophy of Psychology, vol. II (1980), Last Writings on the Philosophy of Psychology, vol. I (1982), and Last Writings on the Philosophy of Psychology, vol. II (1992).

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