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McGuinness, Brian

Works: 112 works in 767 publications in 6 languages and 12,217 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Instrumentalist, Translator, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Honoree, Author of introduction, Creator, Contributor, în
Classifications: B3376.W564, 192
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Most widely held works by Brian McGuinness
Wittgenstein and the Vienna circle : conversations by Ludwig Wittgenstein( Book )

87 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu yi bi ji xing shi ji lu le 1929 nian zhi 1932 nian qi jian wei te gen si tan yu wei ye na xue pai deng xue zhe de tan hua,She ji zhe xue,Luo ji,Shu xue deng ling yu
Wittgenstein and his times by Anthony Kenny( Book )

25 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludwig Wittgenstein, a memoir by Norman Malcolm( Book )

36 editions published between 1967 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 489 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 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 360 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 )

14 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined 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 353 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 294 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 266 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 257 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 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
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

Indeed the other Viennese group described here is the Mathematical Colloquium, founded by himself, whose Proceedings (still read) show it to have been a power-house of ideas. There are also valuable chapters on philosophy and mathematics in the Poland of the 20's and 30's and the U.S. of the 30's and 40's. The memoirs devote particular attention to Wittgenstein (with whose family Menger was independently acquainted) and to Godel, whom he was instrumental in bringing to America. The genesis of Menger's own writings on philosophy is also described and the work abounds in mathematical examples lucidly applied to that subject. This volume (which can now be put alongside the two by Menger already published in the Vienna Circle Collection) gives an unequalled impression of the fruitful interdisciplinarity of the tradition to which he partly belonged and partly created. It testifies both to Menger's power to inspire and to the critical eye he always turned on even the philosophers he most approved of
Ethics and the will : essays by Friedrich Waismann( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contribution made by the Vienna Circle to ethics and the philosophy of action is increasingly being recognized. Here two previously unpublished pieces by Moritz Schlick and his pupil Josef Schächter set the scene, showing how ethics is not dependent on metaphysics but does require a sensitivity to strata of language other than that of science. Schächter (author of Prolegomena to a Critical Grammar, also in the VCC, and now doyen of educational philosophers in Israel) further develops this ethical theme in a too little known study of pessimistic dicta that he published in 1938. He succeeds (without ever assenting to it) in giving sense to the idea that it were better for a man never to have been born. The bulk of the book is devoted to two works by Friedrich Waismann, probably written not long after his emigration to England, also in 1938. There 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 190 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 186 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
Briefwechsel : mit B. Russell, G.E. Moore, J.M. Keynes, F.P. Ramsey, W. Eccles, P. Engelmann und L. von Ficker by Ludwig Wittgenstein( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in German and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Logisch-philosophische Abhandlung : Kristische Edition = Tractatus logico-philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in German and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Friedrich Waismann : causality and logical positivism by Brian McGuinness( Book )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waismann: the wandering scholar /Brian McGuinness --Tributes to and impressions of Friedrich Waismann /Brian McGuinness --Waismann's lectures on causality :an introduction /Mathieu Marion --The decline and fall of causality /Friedrich Waismann --Causality /Friedrich Waismann --The logical force of expressions /Friedrich Waismann --A philosopher looks at Kafka /Friedrich Waismann --Waismann versus Ewing on causality /Alexander Bird --Waismann as spokesman for Wittgenstein /Joachim Schulte --Waismann's testimony of Wittgenstein's fresh starts in 1931-35 /Juha Manninen --Otto Neurath's 'Encyclopedia of the World War' :a contextualisation /Hadwig Kraeutler, Corinna Oesch, Günther Sandner --One hundred years of philosophy of science :the view from Munich /Thomas Mormann --John T. Blackmore :two recent trilogies on Ernst Mach /Hayo Siemsen --Logical syntax and the application of mathematics /Christoph Limbeck-Lilienau --Jean Leroux, une histoire comparée de la philosophie des sciences, volume I :aux sources du Cercle de Vienne, volume II :l'empirisme logique en débat, Les Presses de l'université Laval, Québec (Canada) 2010 /Hans-Joachim Dahms --Ilkka Niiniluoto and Heikki J. Koskinen (eds.), 2002, Wienin piiri, Helsinki :Gaudeamus /Markus Lammenranta --Thomas Uebel, Empricicism at the crossroads :the Vienna Circle's protocol-science debate, Open Court, Chicago, Ill. 2007 /Juha Manninen --The Cambridge companion to Carnap, edited by Michael Friedman and Richard Creath, Cambridge University Press, 2007 /Georg Schiemer --Obituary :Stephen Toulmin (1922-2009) /Allan Janik
Politico-economic writings : an annotated reprint of "Zeitungsartikel und Vorträge" by Karl Wittgenstein( Book )

10 editions published between 1964 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Wittgenstein and his timesLudwig Wittgenstein, a memoirThe infinite in mathematics : logico-mathematical writingsEmpiricism, 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 Dummett