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    A PDF of Wittgenstein's Tractatus is available here:

    http://people.umass.edu/phil335-klem.../tlp-ebook.pdf

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    Shapiro - The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic:

    http://philosophy.ru/library/philmat...math_logic.pdf

    Shapiro - Foundations Without Foundationalism

    http://philosophy.ru/library/philmat...foundation.pdf

    Boolos - On Second-Order Logic

    http://www.tecnosuono.org/private/fi...er%20Logic.pdf

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    A couple interesting articles by Juliet Floyd:

    Number and Ascriptions of Number In the Tractatus

    https://www.academia.edu/450659/JF_2..._the_Tractatus

    Frege, semantics, and the double definition stroke

    https://www.academia.edu/450660/JF_1...inition_Stroke

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    Indeed, Juliet's site has other very useful papers too:

    http://www.bu.edu/philo/people/facul.../juliet-floyd/

    She told me back in 2007 that she was working on a book on Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Mathematics, which, in my view, should be just as ground-breaking as Stuart Shanker's was, perhaps even more so:

    http://books.google.co.uk/books/abou...EC&redir_esc=y

    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/1...251.x/abstract

    I asked her recently how it was coming along, but she didn't reply.

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    Thanks, I haven't read Shanker's book.

    Floyd's writing on Tractatus is among the most interesting and informative I've read. And to understand Wittgenstein's comments on mathematics seems central to understanding his work at all. The same goes after all for, say, Frege and Kant.

    I heard Wittgenstein intended to write on mathematics in Philosophical Investigations, but never got around to it. Do you know anything about that?

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    Indeed, he did so intend. He wanted the Tractatus to be re-published alongside the Investigations, and was hoping to add comments from his Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics to it. He regarded his work in the Philosophy of Mathematics as his greatest contribution to the discipline, hoping to finish what Frege began.

    Shanker's book, and his other writings, are excellent.

    Shanker, S. (1986a) (ed.), Ludwig Wittgenstein: Critical Assessments, Volume Two (Croom Helm).
    --------, (1986b) (ed.), Ludwig Wittgenstein: Critical Assessments, Volume Three (Croom Helm).
    --------, (1986c), 'Computer Vision Or Mechanist Myopia?', in Shanker (1986d), pp.213-66.
    --------, (1986d) (ed.), Philosophy In Britain Today (Croom Helm).
    --------, (1987a), Wittgenstein And The Turning-Point In The Philosophy Of Mathematics (State University of New York Press).
    --------, (1987b), 'AI At The Crossroads', in Bloomfield (1987), pp.1-58.
    --------, (1987c), 'The Decline And Fall Of The Mechanist Metaphor', in Born (1987), pp.72-131.
    --------, (1987d), 'Wittgenstein Versus Turing On The Nature Of Church's Thesis', Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 28, pp.pp.615-49.
    --------, (1988a), 'Wittgenstein's Remarks On The Significance Of Gödel's Theorem', in Shanker (1988b), pp.155-256.
    --------, (1988b) (ed.), Gödel's Theorem In Focus (Croom Helm).
    --------, (1988c), 'The Dawning Of Machine Intelligence', Philosophica 42, pp.93-144.
    --------, (1995), 'Turing And The Origins Of AI. The Mechanisation Of Reason', Philosophica Mathematica 3, pp.52-85.
    --------, (1996a) (ed.), Philosophy Of Science, Logic And Mathematics In The Twentieth Century. Routledge History Of Philosophy Volume Nine (Routledge).
    --------, (1996b), 'Descartes Legacy; The Mechanist/Vitalist Debate', in Shanker (1996a), pp.315-75.
    --------, (1997), 'Reassessing The Cognitive Revolution', in Johnson and Erneling (1997), pp.45-54.
    --------, (1998), Wittgenstein's Remarks On The Foundations Of Artificial Intelligence (Routledge).
    --------, (2002), 'The Generativist/Interactionist Debate Over Specific Language Impairment: Psycholinguistics At A Crossroads' American Journal of Psychology, 115, 3, pp.415-50.

    Bloomfield, B. (1987) (ed.), The Question Of Artificial Intelligence (Croom Helm).
    Born, R. (1987) (ed.), Artificial Intelligence. The Case Against (Croom Helm).
    Johnson, D., and Erneling, E. (1997) (eds.), The Future Of The Cognitive Revolution (Oxford University Press).

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    I'll be sure to read some of that!

    A couple others Floyd seems to have put online:

    Wittgenstein on Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics

    https://www.academia.edu/450662/JF_2...nd_Mathematics

    The Uncaptive Eye: Solipsism in Wittgenstein's Tractatus

    https://www.academia.edu/5698131/JF_1998_Loneliness
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    Thanks for that. Fortunately I already have both in hard copy.

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    Paul Sweezy's Theory of Capitalist Development:

    http://thepointistochangeit.files.wo...velopment1.pdf
    The emancipation of the working class will be an act of the workers themselves.

    http://anti-dialectics.co.uk/index.htm

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    Over 2 million books available to download as PDFs, here:

    http://en.bookfi.org/
    The emancipation of the working class will be an act of the workers themselves.

    http://anti-dialectics.co.uk/index.htm

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    Loads of 'papers of interest to natural language semanticists and philosophers of language', though of varying quality, here:

    http://semanticsarchive.net/
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    Hintikka's "Cogito Ergo Sum: Inference or Performance?", a paper arguing that the indubitability of Descartes' "I exist" comes from considering it an act of thinking (or of speech), from the practical inconsistency between expressing its negation and the truth of its negation. Hence, "I think, therefore I exist" is misleading, as the important point is performative rather than reached by logical inference. Were it logical, any action verb would do in place of 'think'. And it arguably wouldn't be a valid inference anyway, as it would require granting quantification questionable ontological significance. To some extent this seems a common interpretation, but Hintikka presents it clearly.

    Still, the import of this apparent practical inconsistency depends upon a certain interpretation of 'I', on which it in any case refers to the speaker (which now looks like, essentially, an agent of speech).

    http://www.hist-analytic.com/HintikkaD.pdf

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    I know this hasn't been bumped in quite some time now, but here's a link to Alexander Kojeve's Introduction to the Reading of Hegel. Mind, I haven't read it myself yet, and I have only just started catching up with countless books I've been meaning to read myself within the last few months, so I'm incredibly behind nowadays. I also don't know your guys' opinion on the author, but still, might of interest to someone here:

    Link is here
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    Quote Originally Posted by brawler5k2 View Post
    I know this hasn't been bumped in quite some time now, but…
    We did get rid of our pogrom on thread necromancy, so feel free to revive old discussions.

    Thanks for the link. An old classmate of mine once did an extended study of Kojeve's reading of Hegel. I should get in touch with him.

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    The link for Herbert Marcuse, One-Dimensional Man now requires a username and password in order to access the file. Anyone have a different link to it?
    "I am a citizen of the most beautiful nation on earth. A nation whose laws are harsh yet simple, a nation that never cheats, which is immense and without borders, where life is lived in the present. In this limitless nation, this nation of wind, light, and peace, there is no other ruler besides the sea."
    -Bernard Moitessier

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    Quote Originally Posted by brawler5k2 View Post
    The link for Herbert Marcuse, One-Dimensional Man now requires a username and password in order to access the file. Anyone have a different link to it?
    Try http://libgen.org/book/index.php?md5...B52E450F27AC27

    or http://libgen.org/book/index.php?md5...91B960187B9253

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    Updated the link: Herbert Marcuse, One-Dimensional Man: https://www.marxists.org/reference/a...sional-man.pdf
    To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer,
    Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amoeba View Post
    Updated the link: Herbert Marcuse, One-Dimensional Man: https://www.marxists.org/reference/a...sional-man.pdf
    Thank you .
    "I am a citizen of the most beautiful nation on earth. A nation whose laws are harsh yet simple, a nation that never cheats, which is immense and without borders, where life is lived in the present. In this limitless nation, this nation of wind, light, and peace, there is no other ruler besides the sea."
    -Bernard Moitessier

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    Just discovered this site devoted to Wittgenstein:

    http://wittgenstein-initiative.com/
    The emancipation of the working class will be an act of the workers themselves.

    http://anti-dialectics.co.uk/index.htm

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