Major Works (Paperback)

Selected Philosophical Writings (Harper Perennial Modern Thought)

By Ludwig Wittgenstein

Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 9780061550249, 448pp.

Publication Date: March 10, 2009

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Major Works is the finest single-volume anthology of influential philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein's important writings. Featuring the complete texts of Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, The Blue and Brown Books: Studies for 'Philosophical Investigations,' and On Certainty, this new collection selects from the early, middle, and later career of this revolutionary thinker, widely recognized as one of the most profound minds of all time.

About the Author

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) was born in Austria and studied at Cambridge under Bertrand Russell. He volunteered to serve in the Austrian army at the outbreak of World War I, and in 1918 was captured and sent to a prison camp in Italy, where he finished his masterpiece, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, one of the most important philosophical works of all time. After the war Wittgenstein eventually returned to Cambridge to teach.

Praise For Major Works: Selected Philosophical Writings (Harper Perennial Modern Thought)

“The greatest philosopher of the 20th century.”
— New York Times Book Review