Ludwig Wittgenstein: Dictating Philosophy: To Francis Skinner – The Wittgenstein-Skinner Manuscripts [1st ed.] 9783030360863, 9783030360870

In this volume we witness Wittgenstein in the act of composing and experimenting with his new visions in philosophy. The

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Ludwig Wittgenstein: Dictating Philosophy: To Francis Skinner – The Wittgenstein-Skinner Manuscripts [1st ed.]
 9783030360863, 9783030360870

Table of contents :
Front Matter ....Pages i-xxxii
Front Matter ....Pages 1-2
Introduction (Arthur Gibson, Niamh O’Mahony)....Pages 3-76
The Amanuensis Matters (Arthur Gibson, Niamh O’Mahony)....Pages 77-99
Front Matter ....Pages 101-102
The Pink Book (Arthur Gibson, Niamh O’Mahony)....Pages 103-147
“Communication of Personal Experience” (Arthur Gibson, Niamh O’Mahony)....Pages 149-185
Philosophy (Arthur Gibson, Niamh O’Mahony)....Pages 187-241
Visual Image in His Brain (Arthur Gibson, Niamh O’Mahony)....Pages 243-254
The Norwegian Notebook (Arthur Gibson, Niamh O’Mahony)....Pages 255-268
Self-Evidence and Logic (Arthur Gibson, Niamh O’Mahony)....Pages 269-347
Front Matter ....Pages 349-349
Mathematical Calculations in Skinner’s Hand (Arthur Gibson, Niamh O’Mahony)....Pages 351-372
Back Matter ....Pages 373-469

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Arthur Gibson Niamh O’Mahony Editors

Ludwig Wittgenstein: Dictating Philosophy To Francis Skinner – The Wittgenstein-Skinner Manuscripts

Ludwig Wittgenstein: Dictating Philosophy

Arthur Gibson • Niamh O’Mahony

Ludwig Wittgenstein: Dictating Philosophy To Francis Skinner – The Wittgenstein-Skinner Manuscripts

Transcribed and Edited with Introductory Chapters and Notes

Arthur Gibson Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, Centre for Mathematical Sciences University of Cambridge Cambridge, UK

Niamh O’Mahony Cambridge, UK

This book is published as a special edition of the Nordic Wittgenstein Studies with the website of the series. The cover uses photos of Wittgenstein’s amanuensis, Francis Skinner, are virtually unknown. This hitherto unknown one from 1936, kindly retrieved by his family, needed extensive restoration for it to be publishable. We are grateful to the mathematician Dr Simone Parisotto, for achieving this outcome – so faithful to the original – amid his research at the Cambridge Mathematics Faculty and Fitzwilliam Museum. ISBN 978-3-030-36086-3 ISBN 978-3-030-36087-0 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-36087-0

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