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WITTGENSTEIN, Ludwig.

Lectures. Cambridge, 1930-1932. [Together with:] Lectures. Cambridge 1932-35.

From the notes of John King and Desmond Lee. Edited by Desmond Lee; From the Notes of Alice Ambrose and Margaret Macdonald. Edited by Alice Ambrose.

Totowa, NJ, Rowman and Littlefield, 1980 & 1979 Stock Code: 127015
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Notes

First US editions, first printings, originally published in the UK in the same respective years. The lecture notes were made by students of Wittgenstein during their studentship, and his professorship, at the University of Cambridge. Of the students, John King would go on to be a friend of the philosopher, while Desmond Lee, Alice Ambrose and Margaret Macdonald all went on to be philosophers and scholars of philosophy in their own right. "Wittgenstein's classes at Cambridge became legendary. They were typically held in his rooms in Whewell's Court, Trinity College, or in the rooms of a friend, and lasted for two hours. He spoke without notes, thinking on his feet with intense concentration. Questions were invited, and his classes often consisted of dialogue. His discourses, like his writings, were illustrated with a wealth of vivid imaginary examples, wonderful metaphors and similes. His themes throughout the 1930s ranged over philosophy and its nature, the philosophy of logic and language, the intentionality of thought and language, the critique of metaphysics, solipsism and idealism, the philosophy of mathematics, and, later in the decade, sense data and private experience, cause and effect, aesthetics, religious belief, and Freudian psychology. Extensive student notes of some of these classes have been published. They convey well the intellectual passion, high seriousness, and profundity of Wittgenstein's teaching" (ODNB).

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2 volumes, octavo. Original green and blue cloth, spines lettered in gilt. With the dust jackets.

Condition

A few pencilled marks in margins. A near-fine set in the dust jackets, very faint soiling to rear panel of first volume, tiny crease to front fold and small scratch to front panel of second volume.

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