Wittgenstein: Lectures, Cambridge 1930-1933

January 25, 2017
Wittgenstein book cover
David G. Stern

University of Iowa Professor David G. Stern has co-edited a new book, Wittgenstein: Lectures, Cambridge 1930-1933 (Cambridge University Press).

From the Cambridge website:

"This edition of G. E. Moore's notes taken at Wittgenstein's seminal Cambridge lectures in the early 1930s provides, for the first time, an almost verbatim record of those classes. The presentation of the notes is both accessible and faithful to their original manuscripts, and a comprehensive introduction and synoptic table of contents provide the reader with essential contextual information and summaries of the topics in each lecture. The lectures form an excellent introduction to Wittgenstein's middle-period thought, covering a broad range of philosophical topics, ranging from core questions in the philosophy of language, mind, logic, and mathematics, to illuminating discussions of subjects on which Wittgenstein says very little elsewhere, including ethics, religion, aesthetics, psychoanalysis, and anthropology. The volume also includes a 1932 essay by Moore critiquing Wittgenstein's conception of grammar, together with Wittgenstein's response. A companion website offers access to images of the entire set of source manuscripts."

Stern is a professor and collegiate fellow in the Department of Philosophy, part of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.