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McGuinness, Brian

Works: 144 works in 894 publications in 9 languages and 13,137 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Instrumentalist, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Honoree, Author of introduction, Creator, în, Contributor
Classifications: B3376.W564, 192
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Most widely held works by Brian McGuinness
Wittgenstein, a life : young Ludwig, 1889-1921 by Brian McGuinness( Book )

77 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Oostenrijkse filosoof (1889-1951) over de periode 1889-1921
Wittgenstein and his times by Anthony Kenny( Book )

28 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tractatus logico-philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein( Book )

119 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Perhaps the most important work of philosophy written in the twentieth century, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus was the only philosophical work that Ludwig Wittgenstein published during his lifetime. Written in short, carefully numbered paragraphs of extreme brilliance, it captured the imagination of a generation of philosophers. For Wittgenstein, logic was something we use to conquer a reality which is in itself both elusive and unobtainable. He famously summarized the book in the following words; 'What can be said at all can be said clearly; and what we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence.' David Pears and Brian McGuinness received the highest praise for their meticulous translation. The work is prefaced by Bertrand Russell's original introduction to the first English edition."--Jacket
Wittgenstein and the Vienna circle : conversations by Ludwig Wittgenstein( Book )

24 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludwig Wittgenstein, Cambridge letters : correspondence with Russell, Keynes, Moore, Ramsey, and Sraffa by Ludwig Wittgenstein( Book )

28 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery, in various quarters, of hitherto unknown letters exchanged between Wittgenstein and the chief of his Cambridge friends provides the basis for this new and profoundly revealing collection. Wittgenstein appears in turn shy and affectionate, fierce and censorious, happy to collaborate and sure of his own judgement. Four quarrels and four reconciliations are documented. Wittgenstein's struggles to publish his Tractatus may be followed, as well as his retreat from the world, his being wooed back to philosophy by Keynes and Ramsey, and his plans to leave philosophy. The accompanying editorial notes are based on archival material not previously explored. Taken together, the correspondence provides an intriguing insight into Wittgenstein's life and thought, and will be essential reading for students and scholars
Collected papers on mathematics, logic, and philosophy by Gottlob Frege( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The infinite in mathematics : logico-mathematical writings by Felix Kaufmann( Book )

14 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main item in the present volume was published in 1930 under the title Das Unendliche in der Mathematik und seine Ausschaltung. It was at that time the fullest systematic account from the standpoint of Husserl's phenomenology of what is known as 'finitism' (also as 'intuitionism' and 'constructivism') in mathematics. Since then, important changes have been required in philosophies of mathematics, in part because of Kurt Godel's epoch-making paper of 1931 which established the essential in completeness of arithmetic. In the light of that finding, a number of the claims made in the book (and in the accompanying articles) are demon strably mistaken. Nevertheless, as a whole it retains much of its original interest and value. It presents the issues in the foundations of mathematics that were under debate when it was written (and in some cases still are);, and it offers one alternative to the currently dominant set-theoretical definitions of the cardinal numbers and other arithmetical concepts. While still a student at the University of Vienna, Felix Kaufmann was greatly impressed by the early philosophical writings (especially by the Logische Untersuchungen) of Edmund Husser!' He was never an uncritical disciple of Husserl, and he integrated into his mature philosophy ideas from a wide assortment of intellectual sources. But he thought of himself as a phenomenologist, and made frequent use in all his major publications of many of Husserl's logical and epistemological theses
Empiricism, logic, and mathematics : philosophical papers by Hans Hahn( Book )

13 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wittgenstein : a bibliographical guide by Guido Frongia( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wittgenstein und der Wiener Kreis by Friedrich Waismann( Book )

33 editions published between 1967 and 1993 in German and English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Approaches to Wittgenstein : collected papers by Brian McGuinness( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together for the first time many of the finest published and unpublished papers by Ludwig Wittgenstein, this text illuminates his philosophy by placing it in its biographical, cultural and historical context
Wittgenstein in Cambridge : letters and documents, 1911-1951 by Ludwig Wittgenstein( Book )

36 editions published between 1012 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume collects practically all significant correspondence and documents relating to Ludwig Wittgenstein's long association with Cambridge, between his arrival in 1911 and his death there in 1951. The letters he exchanged with his most illustrious Cambridge contemporaries Russell, Keynes, Moore and Ramsey (previously published as Cambridge Letters) art included with updated notes. Some 200 previously unpublished letters and documents are added, including 40 letters from Wittgenstein to his friend and Cambridge contemporary, the economist Piero Sraffa. Many letters from or to followers, pupils, friends or younger colleagues are included, showing his influence on them and the ideals they tried to put into practice in their own teaching or writing. The friends and followers of his last years - Rush Rhees, G. H. von Wright and Norman Malcolm - close the series. Minutes of meetings representing Wittgenstein's incursions into University business and The Moral Science Club are also included in their chronological place." "Anyone interested in Wittgenstein's philosophy, his life or University life in the first half of the last century will find something in this book, fully annotated and providing lists of correspondents, index and cross-references."--BOOK JACKET
The Philosophy of Michael Dummett by Brian McGuinness( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains seminal discussions of central issues in the philosophy of language, mathematics, mind, religion and time. Is common language conceptually prior to idiolectics? What is a theory of meaning? Does constructivism provide a satisfactory account of mathematics? What are indefinitely extensible concepts? Can we change the past? These are only some of the very important questions addressed here. Both the papers written by the contributors and Dummett's replies provide a great wealth of stimulating ideas for those who currently do research in the respective areas touched upon without making the reading exceedingly tedious. This feature, common to most of the papers in this book, makes it possible to use the material presented in undergraduate courses at university level
Unified science : the Vienna circle monograph series originally edited by Otto Neurath, now in an English edition by Rainer Hegselmann( Book )

15 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A priori, and what is more, to a rejection based ultimately on a posteriori findings; in other words, the "pure" science of nature in Kant's sense of the term had proved to be, not only not pure, but even false. As for logic and mathematics, the decisive works of Frege, Russell, and White head suggested two conclusions: first, that it was possible to construct mathematics on the basis of logic (logicism), and secondly, that logical propositions had an irrevocably analytic status. But within the frame work of logicism, the status of logical propositions is passed on to mathematical ones, and mathematical propositions are therefore also conceived of as analytic. All this creates a situation where the existential presupposition contained in the Kantian question about the possibility of judgements that are both synthetic and a priori must, it seems, be rejected as false. But to drop this presupposition is, at the same time, to strike at the very core of Kant's programme of putting the natural sciences on a philosophical foundation. The failure of the modern attempt to do so suggests at the same time a reversal of the relationship between philosophy and the individual sciences: it is not the task of philosophy to meddle with the foundations of the individual sciences; being the less successful discipline, its task is rather to seek guidance from the principles of rationality operative in the individual sciences
Reminiscences of the Vienna Circle and the Mathematical Colloquium by Karl Menger( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Menger (1902-1985), a pure mathematician of distinction, also took an active interest in both philosophy and economics. In this memoir, which he was composing at the time of his death, he relates how all these subjects developed and flourished against the Viennese background (itself described in depth and with affection), and did so despite the political developments of the 20's and 30's, which depressed but did not silence him. He himself continued his work in the United States. The memoirs describe his membership of the Vienna Circle (the scientifically minded philosophers that gathered round Moritz Schlick) for whom he was an invaluable intermediary, bringing them into contact with Brouwer's intuitionism, with the work of the Polish logicians, especially that of Tarski, but more generally with rigorous mathematical thinking
Principles of the theory of heat : historically and critically elucidated by Ernst Mach( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xi should hope for "first and foremost" from any historical investigation, including his own, was that "it may not be too tedious." II That hope is generally realized in Mach's historical writings, most of which are as lively and interesting now as they were when they appeared. Mach did not follow any existing model of historical or philosophical or scientific exposition, but went at things his own way combining the various approaches as needed to reach the goals he set for himself. When he is at his best we get a sense of the Mach whom William James met on a visit to Prague, the Mach whose four hours of "unforgettable conversation" gave the forty year old, well traveled James the strongest "impression of pure intellectual genius" he had yet received, and whose "absolute simplicity of manner and winningness of smile" captivated him completely. 12 Consider, for example, the first few chapters of this book, Principles of the Theory of Heat, which Mach devotes to the notion of temperature, that most fundamental of all thermal concepts. He begins by trying to trace the path that leads from our sensations of hot and cold to a numerical temperature scale
Ethics and the will : essays by Friedrich Waismann( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These are a paper on Ethics and Science, which defends the Wittgensteinian view that morality is something one cannot defend, but only profess, and (itself more than half the volume) a treatise on will and motive, where the influence of Wittgenstein is mediated by that of Ryle and where many points in modern theory of action are anticipated with the author's usual sensitivity both to language and to the complexity of the human situation. (Joachim Schulte recently edited these two works in the original German, otherwise they have remained unpublished). This valuable addition to the VCC should illuminate both the history of the Circle and the kind of reflection on language and action which dominates the practical philosophy of our own day
Friedrich Waismann : causality and logical positivism by Brian McGuinness( Book )

17 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friedrich Waismann (1896 1959) was one of the most gifted students and collaborators of Moritz Schlick. Accepted as a discussion partner by Wittgenstein from 1927 on, he functioned as spokesman for the latter 's ideas in the Schlick Circle, until Wittgenstein 's contact with this most faithful interpreter was broken off in 1935 and not renewed when exile took Waismann to Cambridge. Nonetheless, at Oxford, where he went in 1939, and eventually became Reader in Philosophy of Mathematics (changing later to Philosophy of Science), Waismann made important and independent contributions to analytic p
Politico-economic writings : an annotated reprint of "Zeitungsartikel und Vorträge" by Karl Wittgenstein( Book )

11 editions published between 1964 and 1984 in German and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politico-Economic Writings : an Annotated Reprint Of 'Zeitungsartikel Und Vorträge', Edited By J :C : Nyíri by Karl Wittgenstein( )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Tractatus logico-philosophicusWittgenstein and the Vienna circle : conversationsLudwig Wittgenstein, Cambridge letters : correspondence with Russell, Keynes, Moore, Ramsey, and SraffaThe infinite in mathematics : logico-mathematical writingsEmpiricism, logic, and mathematics : philosophical papersApproaches to Wittgenstein : collected papersWittgenstein in Cambridge : letters and documents, 1911-1951The Philosophy of Michael Dummett