This wide-ranging collection of essays contains eighteen original articles by authors representing some of the most important recent work on Wittgenstein. It deals with questions pertaining to both the interpretation and application of Wittgenstein's thought and the editing of his works. Regarding the latter, it also addresses issues concerning scholarly electronic publishing. The collection is accompanied by a comprehensive introduction which lays out the content and arguments of each contribution. The contributors include: Knut Erik Tranoy, Lars Hertzberg, Georg Henrik von Wright, Marie McGinn, Cora Diamond, James Conant, David G Stern, Eike von Savigny, P M S Hacker, Hans-Johann Glock, Allan Janik, Kristof Nyiri, Antonia Soulez, Brian McGuinness, Anthony Kenny, Joachim Schulte, Herbert Hrachovec, and Cameron McEwen.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Wittgenstein and the Relation Between Life and Philosophy; Trying to Keep Philosophy Honest; Wittgenstein's Early Philosophy of Language and the Idea of 'the Single Great Problem'; Peter Winch on the Tractatus and the Unity of Wittgenstein's Philosophy; Wittgenstein's Later Criticism of the Tractatus; How Many Wittgensteins?; Taking Avowals Seriously: The Soul - A Public Affair; f Knowledge and of Knowing That Someone is in Pain; Wittgenstein and History; Impure Reason Vindicated; Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Pictures; A Case of early Wittgenstein Dialogism: Stances on the Impossibility of "Red and Green in the Same Place"; Wittgenstein: Philosophy and Literature; A Brief History of Wittgenstein Editing; What is a Work by Wittgenstein?; Evaluating the Bergen Electronic Edition; Wittgenstein in Digital Form: Perspectives for the Future.