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McGuinness, Brian

Overview
Works: 146 works in 785 publications in 7 languages and 12,307 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Instrumentalist, Translator, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., 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 )

71 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wittgenstein and the Vienna circle : conversations by Ludwig Wittgenstein( Book )

24 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 479 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 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wittgenstein und der Wiener Kreis by Friedrich Waismann( Book )

51 editions published between 1967 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wittgenstein : a bibliographical guide by Guido Frongia( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empiricism, logic, and mathematics : philosophical papers by Hans Hahn( Book )

13 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tractatus logico-philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein( Book )

29 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and German and held by 351 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
Unified science : the Vienna circle monograph series originally edited by Otto Neurath, now in an English edition by Rainer Hegselmann( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and German and held by 296 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
Approaches to Wittgenstein : collected papers by Brian McGuinness( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 268 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
The Philosophy of Michael Dummett by Brian McGuinness( Book )

16 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
Principles of the theory of heat : historically and critically elucidated by Ernst Mach( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 237 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
Reminiscences of the Vienna Circle and the Mathematical Colloquium by Karl Menger( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief account of his life is given in an introduction by the Editors (all of whom knew him personally) and his important contribution to the social sciences, only touched on in the text, is elucidated by Professor Lionello Punzo
Ethics and the will : essays by Friedrich Waismann( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 215 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
Hollywood swings by Mell-O-Tones (Musical group)( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wittgenstein in Cambridge : letters and documents, 1911-1951 by Ludwig Wittgenstein( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume collects the most substantial correspondence and documents relating to Wittgenstein's long association with Cambridge between the years 1911 and his death in 1951, including the letters he exchanged with his most illustrious Cambridge contemporaries Russell, Keynes, Moore and Ramsey (and previously published as Cambridge Letters). It provides a fascinating glimpse of the philosopher--appearing in turn withdrawn and affectionate, fierce and censorious, happy to collaborate and sure of his own judgement. Quarrels and reconciliations are documented, along with his struggles to publish the Tractatus, his retreat from the world and his eventual return to philosophy. This significantly expanded new volume adds to the existing collection some 200 previously unpublished letters and documents, including 40 letters from Wittgenstein to his friend and Cambridge contemporary, the economist Piero Sraffa; a substantial body of letters between Wittgenstein and some of his most celebrated pupils, including Rhees, Von Wright and Norman Malcolm; and minutes relating Wittgenstein's incursion into University business and The Moral Science Club"--Page 4 of cover
Friedrich Waismann : causality and logical positivism by Brian McGuinness( Book )

15 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friedrich Waismann (1896{u2013}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{u2019}s ideas in the Schlick Circle, until Wittgenstein{u2019}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 philosophy and philosophy of science (for example in relation to probability, causality and linguistic analysis). The full extent of these only became evident later when the larger (unpublished) part of his writings could be studied. His first posthumous work The Principles of Linguistic Philosophy (1965, 2nd edn.1997; German 1976) and his earlier Einführung in das mathematische Denken (1936) have recently proved of fresh interest to the scientific community. This late flowering and new understanding of Waismann{u2019}s position is connected with the fact that he somewhat unfairly fell under the shadow of Wittgenstein, his mentor and predecessor. Central to this book about a life and work familiar to few is unpublished and unknown works on causality and probability. These are commented on in this volume, which will also include a publication of new or previously scattered material and an overview of Waismann{u2019}s life
Politico-economic writings : an annotated reprint of "Zeitungsartikel und Vorträge" by Karl Wittgenstein( Book )

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

 
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Ludwig Wittgenstein, Cambridge letters : correspondence with Russell, Keynes, Moore, Ramsey, and Sraffa
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Wittgenstein and the Vienna circle : conversationsLudwig Wittgenstein, Cambridge letters : correspondence with Russell, Keynes, Moore, Ramsey, and SraffaEmpiricism, logic, and mathematics : philosophical papersTractatus logico-philosophicusUnified science : the Vienna circle monograph series originally edited by Otto Neurath, now in an English editionApproaches to Wittgenstein : collected papersThe Philosophy of Michael DummettPrinciples of the theory of heat : historically and critically elucidated