The Early Wittgenstein on Metaphysics, Natural Science, Language and Value

2015.03.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Chon Tejedor, The Early Wittgenstein on Metaphysics, Natural Science, Language and Value, Routledge, 2015, 185pp. $140.00
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2015.03.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Chon Tejedor, The Early Wittgenstein on Metaphysics, Natural Science, Language and Value, Routledge, 2015, 185pp. $140.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780415730396. Reviewed by Edmund Dain, Providence College Chon Tejedor's book is rich, compact, and ambitious. It contains provocative and engaging discussions of a number of themes in Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus that have been relatively neglected in the contemporary literature. Tejedor argues for what she describes as an "increasingly deflationary understanding" of Wittgenstein's treatment of several topics, principal among which are the self and solipsism, the propositions of natural science, and what Wittgenstein calls elsewhere the ethical sense or purpose of the Tractatus. In doing so, Tejedor aims to present "a new interpretation of Wittgenstein's early philosophy" (p. 1), revealing the limitations of recent debates surrounding the Tractatus that. . .

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