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Wittgenstein: Lectures, Cambridge 1930-1933: From the Notes of G. E. Moore

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2018.08.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Stern, Brian Rogers, and Gabriel Citron (eds.), Wittgenstein: Lectures, Cambridge 1930-1933: From the Notes of G. E. Moore, Cambridge University Press, 2016, lxxiv + 420pp., $116.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781107041165. Reviewed by Thomas Baldwin, University of York Wittgenstein returned to Cambridge in January 1929 to work on the foundations of mathematics with F. P. Ramsey, and despite their disagreements they worked together until Ramsey's unexpected death at the start of 1930. During 1929 Wittgenstein also gave some talks and at the end of the year he was invited by the Cambridge Moral Sciences faculty to give some lectures on philosophy. At this time the faculty comprised just two Professors (G. E. Moore and W. R. Sorley) and two lecturers (W. E. Johnson and C. D. Broad); so additional lectures were very welcome. Thus began Wittgenstein's courses of lectures on philosophy at Cambridge which ran, with some. . .

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