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Wittgenstein, a life

Brian McGuinness

Wittgenstein, a life

young Ludwig, 1889-1921

by Brian McGuinness

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Germany
    • Subjects:
    • Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951.,
    • Philosophers -- Germany -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementBrian McGuinness.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsB3376.W564 M39 1988
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 322 p., [8] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages322
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2529362M
      ISBN 100520064518
      LC Control Number88004766


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