Waismann, Friedrich
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Works:  95 works in 601 publications in 7 languages and 6,780 library holdings 

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Most widely held works about
Friedrich Waismann
 The voices of Wittgenstein : the Vienna circle : Ludwig Wittgenstein and Friedrich Waismann by Ludwig Wittgenstein( Book )
 Friedrich Waismann : causality and logical positivism by Brian McGuinness( Book )
 Dictées de Wittgenstein à Friedrich Waismann et pour Moritz Schlick by Ludwig Wittgenstein( Book )
 Schriften by Ludwig Wittgenstein( Book )
 Open textured terms and the place of discretion in law and ethics by Joan Marie Esposito( )
 Friedrich Waismann, 18961959 by Stuart Hampshire( Book )
 Dissolving problems of linguistic creativity by Eugen Fischer( )
 Friedrich Waismann by Stuart Hampshire( Book )
 Friedrich Waismann, 18961959 by Stuart Hampshire( )
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Most widely held works by
Friedrich Waismann
Introduction to mathematical thinking: the formation of concepts in modern mathematics by
Friedrich Waismann(
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108 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This enlightening survey of mathematical concept formation holds a natural appeal to philosophically minded readers, and no formal training in mathematics is necessary to appreciate its clear exposition of mathematic fundamentals. Rather than a system of theorems with completely developed proofs or examples of applications, readers will encounter a coherent presentation of mathematical ideas that begins with the natural numbers and basic laws of arithmetic and progresses to the problems of the realnumber continuum and concepts of the calculus. Contents include examinations of the various types of numbers and a criticism of the extension of numbers; arithmetic, geometry, and the rigorous construction of the theory of integers; the rational numbers, the foundation of the arithmetic of natural numbers, and the rigorous construction of elementary arithmetic. Advanced topics encompass the principle of complete induction; the limit and point of accumulation; operating with sequences and differential quotient; remarkable curves; real numbers and ultrareal numbers; and complex and hypercomplex numbers. In issues of mathematical philosophy, the author explores basic theoretical differences that have been a source of debate among the most prominent scholars and on which contemporary mathematicians remain divided. "With exceptional clarity, but with no evasion of essential ideas, the author outlines the fundamental structure of mathematics." {u2014} Carl B. Boyer, Brooklyn College. 27 figures. Index
108 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This enlightening survey of mathematical concept formation holds a natural appeal to philosophically minded readers, and no formal training in mathematics is necessary to appreciate its clear exposition of mathematic fundamentals. Rather than a system of theorems with completely developed proofs or examples of applications, readers will encounter a coherent presentation of mathematical ideas that begins with the natural numbers and basic laws of arithmetic and progresses to the problems of the realnumber continuum and concepts of the calculus. Contents include examinations of the various types of numbers and a criticism of the extension of numbers; arithmetic, geometry, and the rigorous construction of the theory of integers; the rational numbers, the foundation of the arithmetic of natural numbers, and the rigorous construction of elementary arithmetic. Advanced topics encompass the principle of complete induction; the limit and point of accumulation; operating with sequences and differential quotient; remarkable curves; real numbers and ultrareal numbers; and complex and hypercomplex numbers. In issues of mathematical philosophy, the author explores basic theoretical differences that have been a source of debate among the most prominent scholars and on which contemporary mathematicians remain divided. "With exceptional clarity, but with no evasion of essential ideas, the author outlines the fundamental structure of mathematics." {u2014} Carl B. Boyer, Brooklyn College. 27 figures. Index
The principles of linguistic philosophy by
Friedrich Waismann(
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49 editions published between 1965 and 1997 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
49 editions published between 1965 and 1997 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How I see philosophy by
Friedrich Waismann(
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21 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
21 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wittgenstein und der Wiener Kreis by
Friedrich Waismann(
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42 editions published between 1967 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
42 editions published between 1967 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophical papers by
Friedrich Waismann(
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16 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lectures on the philosophy of mathematics by
Friedrich Waismann(
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10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wittgenstein and the Vienna circle : conversations by
Ludwig Wittgenstein(
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24 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
24 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ethics and the will : essays by
Friedrich Waismann(
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12 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 225 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.
12 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 225 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.
Logik, Sprache, Philosophie by
Friedrich Waismann(
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14 editions published between 1976 and 1985 in German and Undetermined and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published between 1976 and 1985 in German and Undetermined and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ludwig Wittgenstein und der Wiener Kreis = Gespräche : aufgezeichnet von Friedrich Waismann. Aus dem Nachlass hrsg. von B.F.
McGuinness by
Ludwig Wittgenstein(
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40 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
40 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Was ist logische Analyse? : gesammelte Aufsätze by
Friedrich Waismann(
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23 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
23 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The voices of Wittgenstein : the Vienna circle : Ludwig Wittgenstein and Friedrich Waismann by
Ludwig Wittgenstein(
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13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Voices of Wittgenstein brings together for the first time in both the original German and English translation over one hundred short essays in philosophical logic and the philosophy of mind of historical importance to understanding Wittgenstein's philosophical thought and development in the 1930s. It is the only substantial corpus of Wittgenstein's work that has remained relatively unknown and unavailable until now. Transcribed from the papers of Friedrich Waismann and dating from 19321935, the majority are highly important dictations by Wittgenstein to Waismann. The volume also includes texts of redrafted material by Waismann closely based on the dictations."Jacket
13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Voices of Wittgenstein brings together for the first time in both the original German and English translation over one hundred short essays in philosophical logic and the philosophy of mind of historical importance to understanding Wittgenstein's philosophical thought and development in the 1930s. It is the only substantial corpus of Wittgenstein's work that has remained relatively unknown and unavailable until now. Transcribed from the papers of Friedrich Waismann and dating from 19321935, the majority are highly important dictations by Wittgenstein to Waismann. The volume also includes texts of redrafted material by Waismann closely based on the dictations."Jacket
Wille und Motiv : zwei Abhandlungen über Ethik und Handlungstheorie by
Friedrich Waismann(
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9 editions published in 1983 in German and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published in 1983 in German and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Problems of ethics by
Moritz Schlick(
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2 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wittgenstein y el círculo de Viena by
Friedrich Waismann(
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8 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in Spanish and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in Spanish and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dictées de Wittgenstein à Friedrich Waismann et pour Moritz Schlick by
Ludwig Wittgenstein(
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1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wittgenstein et le Cercle de Vienne by
Friedrich Waismann(
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4 editions published in 1991 in German and French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1991 in German and French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tractatus logicophilosophicus. Tagebücher 19141916. Philosophische Untersuchungen by
Ludwig Wittgenstein(
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19 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
19 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Los principios de la filosofía lingüística by
Friedrich Waismann(
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4 editions published in 1970 in Spanish and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1970 in Spanish and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schriften by
Ludwig Wittgenstein(
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2 editions published between 1967 and 1980 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published between 1967 and 1980 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Wittgenstein, Ludwig 18891951 Author
 McGuinness, Brian Other Editor Creator
 Schlick, Moritz 18821936 Author of introduction Author Editor
 Harré, Rom Editor
 Baker, Gordon P. Editor
 Schulte, Joachim Other Contributor Editor Translator
 Grassl, Wolfgang Editor
 Shechter, Y. 19011994
 Rhees, Rush Editor
 Claus, Heinz Jörg Editor
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Analysis (Philosophy) Aphorisms and apothegms Austria Causality (Physics) Causation Diaries Ethics Free will and determinism Genetic epistemology Hart, H. L. A.(Herbert Lionel Adolphus), History Institut Wiener Kreis Knowledge, Theory of Language and languages Language and languagesPhilosophy Language and logic Law (Philosophical concept) Linguistics LinguisticsPhilosophy Logic Logic, Symbolic and mathematical Logical positivism Mathematics MathematicsPhilosophy Number concept Philosophers Philosophy Philosophy, German Philosophy, Modern Philosophy of mind Reasoning Religion Schlick, Moritz, SciencePhilosophy Semantics (Philosophy) Vienna circle Waismann, Friedrich Will Wittgenstein, Ludwig,
Alternative Names
Friedrich Waismann Austria filosoof
Friedrich Waismann Austrian philosopher
Friedrich Waismann filòsof austríac
Friedrich Waismann filósofo austríaco
Friedrich Waismann Oostenrijks filosoof
Friedrich Waismann philosophe autrichien
Waismann, F.
Waismann, F. 18961959
Waismann, F. 18971959
Waismann, F. (Friedrich), 18971959
Waismann, Friedrich
Waissmann, Friedrich 18961959
פרידריך וייסמן
פרידריך וייסמן פילוסוף אוסטרי
바이스만, 프리드리히 18961959
바이즈만, 프리드리히 18961959
フリードリヒ・ヴァイスマン
ワイスマン, F.
ワイスマン, F. 18961959
魏斯曼, 弗里徳里希
弗里德里希·魏斯曼
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