Preface; Abbreviations


Describes the background for the collection.

Preface; Abbreviations

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    The following essays are not systematically linked with one another. What they have in common is that they all deal with Wittgenstein's philosophy, and that they are throughout critical with regard to positions which are proposed in the literature on Wittgenstein. The first five essays try to give interpretations of particular sections of the PI. The sixth is a critique of one writer's interpretation of Wittgenstein's later philosophy. In the last essay the author tries to make Wittgenstein's later philosophy fruitful for one field of modern non-classical logic.

    Another point of contact is that all the essays in this volume are connected with the Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen. The essays of Peter Philipp go back to two lectures which he delivered in Bergen in spring 1992, as a guest of the Archives and the Institute of Philosophy. The other essays were written in Bergen, during the author's stay at the Archives between October 1991 and December 1992. This stay was supported by the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation (Germany) and the Norwegian General Research Council. I wish to express my thanks for the opportunity to work at the Archives. But above all I must acknowledge my gratitude to the colleagues from the Archives, Claus Huitfeld, Ole Letnes, Alois Pichler, and Astrid Castell, for their generous help. I should also thank Peter Cripps for his help with the English proof-reading. Last but far from least I am indebted to Prof. Tore Nordenstam (Bergen) and Prof. Eike von Savigny (Bielefeld), who agreed to act as my advisers in this work.

    Richard Raatzsch
    Bergen, December 1992

    Abbreviations for works by Wittgenstein

    TLPTractatus Logico-Philosophicus, tr. D.F. Pears and B.F. McGuiness, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1961.
    BBB and BrBThe Blue and the Brown Book, Oxford: Blackwell, 1958.
    OCOn Certainty, ed. G.E.M. Anscombe and G.H. von Wright, tr. D. Paul and G.E.M. Anscombe, Oxford: Blackwell, 1969.
    PIPhilosophical Investigations, ed. G.E.M. Anscombe and R. Rhees, tr. G.E.M. Anscombe, 2nd. edition, Oxford: Blackwell, 1958.
    RoFRemarks on Frazer's 'Golden Bough', tr. A.C. Miles and R. Rhees, The Human World no. 3(May 1971), pp. 28-41.
    ZZettel, ed. G.E.M. Anscombe and G.H. von Wright, tr. G.E.M. Anscombe, Oxford: Blackwell, 1967.
    CVCulture and Value, ed. G.H. von Wright in collaboration with H. Nyman, tr. P. Winch, Oxford: Blackwell 1980.

    References to unpublished material cited in the von Wright catalogue (G.H. von Wright, Wittgenstein (Oxford: Blackwell, 1982) pp. 35ff.) are by MS or TS number followed by page number.

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