What is a work by Wittgenstein?

Joachim Schulte


In this paper a brief description of Wittgenstein’s Nachlass is given, and twoquestions regarding the status of the existing editions of Wittgenstein’s writingsvis-à-vis his Nachlass are distinguished. It is argued that for being able togive an answer to the question what to count as a “work” by Wittgenstein itis indispensable to take his method of working into account. Three criteriaare proposed that may help to decide the title question.


20th century philosophy; Bergen Electronic Edition; Nachlass; Wittgenstein Ludwig; authorship; edition; history of philosophy; philosophy

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