Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus is among the most ambitious and influential philosophical works of the early twentieth century, and in recent years it has again occupied a central position in discussions of Wittgenstein’s philosophy. Written in an austere and meticulous style, the Tractatus addresses questions in the philosophy of language, logic, and metaphysics, and, according to its author, provides a solution to all the problems of philosophy. This Broadview Edition contains the original English translation by C.K. Ogden and Frank P. Ramsey, annotated and revised by the editor for improved accuracy and clarity. Appendices include important material by Gottlob Frege and Bertrand Russell, as well as excerpts from Wittgenstein’s other writings.
“This new edition of the Tractatus updates the classic translation by Ogden and Ramsey and includes many helpful additional texts, including several by philosophers ranging from Plato to Russell who substantively influenced Wittgenstein’s project. It will be an invaluable resource, both for students who are encountering Wittgenstein’s work for the first time and for scholars who wish to understand the work better in its historical, conceptual, and philosophical context.” — Paul Livingston, University of New Mexico