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Wittgenstein on Logic as the Method of Philosophy: Re-examining the Roots and Development of Analytic Philosophy

Oskari Kuusela


This book is an examination of Wittgenstein’s early and late philosophies of logic in relation to accounts of logic and its philosophical significance in early and middle analytic philosophy, with particular reference to Frege, Russell, Carnap, and Strawson. It argues that not only the early but also the later Wittgenstein sought to further develop the logical-philosophical approaches of Frege and Russell. Throughout his career Wittgenstein’s aim was to resolve problems with and address the limitations of Frege’s and Russell’s accounts of logic and their logical methodologies so as to achieve ... More

Keywords: Wittgenstein, philosophy of logic, methodology, Frege, Russell, Carnap, Strawson, history of analytic philosophy, naturalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198829751
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198829751.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Oskari Kuusela, author
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of East Anglia