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  • Published: 26 March 2024
  • ISBN: 9780241681954
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $32.99
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Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

The New Translation




One of the greatest philosophical works of all time, in a new translation for the twenty-first century

Widely regarded as one of the most influential philosophical works of the twentieth century, Ludwig Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus is a succinct yet wide-ranging exploration of language and logic, science and mysticism, which has inspired generations of thinkers, artists and poets. In a series of short, bold statements, Wittgenstein seeks to define the limits of language, its relation to logic, its power and its inherent failings. Originally published in the early 1920s, it is the only book-length work the renowned philosopher published in his lifetime.

In this thrilling new translation, Alexander Booth displays an extraordinary sensitivity to the subtle influence on Wittgenstein's gem-like prose - at once specialist and, often, remarkably plain-spoken - of his background in mechanical engineering, while highlighting the underlying poetry of this seminal text.

  • Published: 26 March 2024
  • ISBN: 9780241681954
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $32.99
Categories:

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Wittgenstein undoubtedly stands as the final philosopher to perform the most profound surgery on philosophy and a figure that has the greatest influence on my own perspective … In Wittgenstein's deconstruction of philosophy of language, encompassing aesthetics, we attain a seemingly concise yet exceptionally clear comprehension of the vocabulary that shapes human thought. This enduring effort remains remarkably relevant and significant in our present reality. Its impact lies in enhancing the precision of our daily thoughts, emotions, and perspectives, aligning them more closely with language's crucial function: the clear and precise expression of what can be articulated while preserving silence for that which eludes expression

Ai Weiwei