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Biography

Fann, K. T., ed. Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Man and His Philosophy. Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Humanities Press, 1967, 415 p.

Collection of essays on Wittgenstein that includes personal memoirs by Bertrand Russell, G. E. Moore, and John Wisdom.

Malcolm, Norman. Ludwig Wittgenstein: A Memoir. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1984, 136...

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Biography

Fann, K. T., ed. Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Man and His Philosophy. Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Humanities Press, 1967, 415 p.

Collection of essays on Wittgenstein that includes personal memoirs by Bertrand Russell, G. E. Moore, and John Wisdom.

Malcolm, Norman. Ludwig Wittgenstein: A Memoir. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1984, 136 p.

Memoir of Wittgenstein that includes Wittgenstein's letters to Malcolm and a biographical sketch by Georg Henrik von Wright.

McGuiness, Brian. Wittgenstein: A Life. Young Ludwig 1889-1921. London: Gerald Duckworth & Co., 1988, 322 p.

Biography of Wittgenstein prior to his writing of the Tractatus.

Monk, Ray. Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius. London: Jonathan Cape, 1990, 654 p.

Combines discussion of Wittgenstein's life with analysis of his works.

Von Wright, G. H., ed. A Portrait of Wittgenstein as a Young Man. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1990, 119 p.

Recounts the friendship between Wittgenstein and David Pinsent through Pinsent's diary entries and letters to Wittgenstein.

Criticism

Ackermann, Robert John. Wittgenstein's City. Amherst, Mass.: The University of Massachusetts Press, 1988, 267 p.

Argues that "Wittgenstein's later philosophical work restricts the domain of validity of the Tractatus, retaining its analysis of certain kinds of factual assertion, and rejects only its pretension to have offered a complete analysis of clear meaning and language."

Ayer, A. J. Wittgenstein. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1985, 155 p.

Explication of Wittgenstein's philosophy, written for the general reader.

Barrett, Cyril. Wittgenstein on Ethics and Religious Beliefs. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1991, 285 p.

Analyzes Wittgenstein's writings on religion and ethics. Barrett asserts, "However unorthodox Wittgenstein's views may seem, they are firmly rooted in a traditional theology and philosophy of religion."

Bartley, William Warren, III. Wittgenstein. Rev. ed. LaSalle, Ill.: Open Court, 1985, 218 p.

Concentrates on Wittgenstein's "transitional" period between the Tractatus and the Philosophical Investigations. Bartley also includes in this edition an afterword focusing on the relevance of Wittgenstein's homosexuality to his philosophy.

Block, Irving, ed. Perspectives on the Philosophy of Wittgenstein. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 1981, 244 p.

Collection of essays by noted Wittgenstein scholars.

Budd, Malcolm. Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Psychology. London: Routledge, 1989, 186 p.

Considers Wittgenstein's view of psychology and its relevance to philosophy.

Cavell, Stanley. The Claim of Reason: Wittgenstein, Skepticism, Morality, and Tragedy. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1979, 511 p.

Collects Cavell's writings on Wittgenstein.

Haller, Rudolf. "Was Wittgenstein a Sceptic? or, On the Difference Between Two 'Battle Cries.'" In Questions on Wittgenstein, pp. 100-13. London: Routledge, 1988.

Examines Wittgenstein's skepticism.

Hanfling, Oswald. Wittgenstein's Later Philosophy. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1989, 193 p.

Explicates differences between Wittgenstein's early and later philosophy, and offers a detailed analysis of the later works.

Heller, Erich. "Ludwig Wittgenstein: Unphilosophical Notes." Encounter XIII, No. 3 (September 1959): 40-8.

Explores Wittgenstein's major theories, with biographical information pertinent to his work.

Luckhardt, C. G., ed. Wittgenstein: Sources and Perspectives. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1979, 342 p.

Collection of essays on Wittgenstein that reprints selections from Wittgenstein's Remarks on Frazer's "Golden Bough" and his letters to Ludwig von Ficker.

Malcolm, Norman. Nothing Is Hidden: Wittgenstein's Criticism of His Early Thought. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1986, 252 p.

Discusses how Wittgenstein revised many of his theories between the Tractatus and the Philosophical Investigations.

Sullivan, J. P. "In Defense of Wittgenstein." The Texas Quarterly X, No. 2 (Summer 1967): 60-70.

Refutes Wittgenstein's detractors, noting that Wittgenstein is "the most important and influential twentieth-century philosopher in the English-speaking world both for his insights and his effects."

Tilghman, B. R. Wittgenstein, Ethics and Aesthetics: The View from Eternity. London: Macmillan Press, 1991, 193 p.

Explores Wittgenstein's aesthetics.

Winch, Peter, ed. Studies in the Philosophy of Wittgenstein. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1969, 210 p.

Collection of essays on Wittgenstein.

Additional coverage of Wittgenstein's life and career is contained in the following source published by Gale Research: Contemporary Authors, Vol. 113.

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