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The Enchantment of Words: Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-PhilosophicusMcManus DenisOxford: Clarendon2006; pp. xvi + 268

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 November 2007


This book is a piece of philosophical work of extremely high intellectual quality. Its purpose is to defend in detail a ‘resolute’ reading of the Tractatus. It succeeds in this aim. It thus accomplishes something that has not yet been accomplished even by Conant or Diamond. It is therefore a major contribution to ‘Wittgenstein studies’, to contemporary philosophy and to the philosophical history of recent philosophy. (It has significant implications, for instance, for the work of Freudians, Sartreans, Griceans, Davidsonians.)

Copyright © The Royal Institute of Philosophy 2007

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