“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world”
As part of my studies, I’ve started a Philosophy of Language course, part of which deals with Austrian born philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, who spent a lot of his life in England, philosophising on mathematics, language and other stuff.
Seems a bit of a tough nut to crack at the moment, but I’ll let you know how I get on.
Books I’ve put together so far:
- Wittgenstein for Beginners, John Heaton
- Wittgenstein, Philosophy in an Hour [Kindle Edition], Paul Strathern
- How to Read Wittgenstein, Ray Monk
The BBC/IOT podcast on Wittgenstein (2003) was a tad disappointing as none of the guests seemed to able to explain exactly what our Ludwig was on about, or perhaps I need to listen to it a second time. Anyway another good podcast – an interview with Ray Monk – can be found here.
Still looking for some decent documentary / OU type video material if anyone knows of any.