Wittgenstein in 90 Minutes
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: June 2005
Duration: 1 hours 17 minutes
If we accept Wittgenstein's word for it," Paul Strathern writes, "he is the last philosopher. In his view, philosophy in the traditional sense was finished." Ludwig Wittgenstein was a superb logician who distrusted language and sought to solve the problems of philosophy by reducing them to logic. All else-metaphysics, aesthetics, ethics, finally even philosophy itself-was excluded. They were all wrong, he argued. "What we cannot speak about," he declared, "we must pass over in silence.