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0-8126-9126-1
$41.00      paper
352 pages
(1991)

 
 
 
 

Pulling Up the Ladder
The Metaphysical Roots of Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

Richard R. Brockhaus

 

In Pulling Up the Ladder, Brockhaus explains Schopenhauer's system of the world as Will and Representation, then proceeds to investigate Frege's realism and Hertz's conventionalistic philosophy of science—two of the elements that fueled Wittgenstein's purification of Schopenhauer.

The Fregean rejection of psychologism implies the project of expunging from philosophy every psychological element, and Brockhaus traces the principal Tractarian themes as they arise from this project. Great emphasis is placed on the disctinction between what can be said and what can only be shown.

 

          

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