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Wittgenstein's Notes on Logic

Michael Potter


Wittgenstein's philosophical career began in 1911 when he went to Cambridge to work with Russell. He compiled the Notes on Logic two years later as a kind of summary of the work he had done so far. Russell thought that they were ‘as good as anything that has ever been done in logic’, but he had Wittgenstein himself to explain them to him. Without the benefit of Wittgenstein's explanations, most later scholars have preferred to treat the Notes solely as an interpretative aid in understanding the Tractatus (which draws on them for material), rather than as a philosophical work in their own right ... More

Keywords: Russell, Notes on Logic, Tractatus, Frege, Cambridge

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199215836
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215836.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Potter, author
Cambridge University
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