Books by Friedrich Waismann
“It’s a wonderfully reliable and engaging book that makes clear the importance and character of Wittgenstein’s later view of the nature of language and thought.” Read more...
The best books on Wittgenstein
Peter Hacker, Philosopher
Interviews where books by Friedrich Waismann were recommended
The best books on Wittgenstein, recommended by Peter Hacker
A pioneering figure in analytic philosophy, Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) is a clear example of philosophical genius. A profoundly intense, tortured, and solitary man, he produced two masterpieces of philosophy with fundamentally opposed views of language — both of which have been wildly influential. Peter Hacker introduces us to perhaps the most important philosopher since Kant, and explains why Wittgenstein would be horrified by Noam Chomsky.