The concept of a non-rational foundation of meaning with reference to the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein

O'Donnell, Daniel John (2016) The concept of a non-rational foundation of meaning with reference to the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein. Masters thesis, University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

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Abstract

The Notebooks 1914-1916 record Ludwig Wittgenstein's preliminary writings in preparation for the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1921) and offer an excellent insight into the so-called 'early period' of his thought. The writing carefully documents the extraordinary way in which the philosopher grappled with the problems current at the time with Logicism and how he married the main questions and issues with all manner of extended philosophical enquiries which included aesthetic, ethical and spiritual matters. It showcases a philosopher in the midst of understanding and creating the essential main arguments of a first great work and drawing on all of his personal experience and understanding of his world to do so. A great starting point for understanding the basis for Wittgenstein's seminal work, it also contains the raw material for the ideas that were to come in his later writings.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophy, Meaning
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Theses and Dissertations > Masters Dissertations
Depositing User: Sandra Stedman
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2017 08:58
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2017 08:58
URI: http://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/768

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