Brian McGuinness

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Brian McGuinness (born Bernard Francis McGuinness, 22 October 1927, in Wrexham, United Kingdom[1]) is an eminent British philosopher.[2]

Formerly a pupil of RM Hare, McGuinness has become a noted expert in the works of Ludwig Wittgenstein. McGuinness was a Fellow and Tutor at Queen's College in Oxford University from 1953 to 1988, and took a post at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study. Since 1990, he is a professor at the University of Siena, Italy. From 1990 to 1993, he was director of the faculty of philosophy and social sciences of this university.[1]

Select bibliography[edit]

As an editor
  • Gottlob Frege: Collected Papers on Mathematics, Logic and Philosophy, ISBN 0-631-12728-3
  • Friedrich Waismann, Josef Schächter, Moritz Schlick: Ethics and the will. Essays, ISBN 0-7923-2674-1
  • Hans Hahn: Empiricism, Logic and Mathematics: Philosophical Papers, ISBN 90-277-1065-1
  • Felix Kaufmann: The Infinite in Mathematics: Logico-Mathematical Writings, ISBN 978-90-277-0847-2
  • Ernst Mach: Principles of the Theory of Heat : Historically and Critically Elucidated, ISBN 90-277-2206-4
  • Karl Menger: Reminiscences of the Vienna Circle and the Mathematical Colloquium (with Gianluigi Oliveri). ISBN 0-7923-2711-X
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein: Cambridge Letters, ISBN 1-4051-4701-6
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein: Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, ISBN 0-415-25408-6
  • Language, Logic, and Formalization of Knowledge : Coimbra Lecture and Proceedings of a Symposium Held in Siena in September 1997, ISBN 88-87106-07-X
  • The Philosophy of Michael Dummett, with Gianluigi Oliveri, ISBN 0-7923-2804-3
  • Unified science. The Vienna monograph series, originally edited by Otto Neurath, now in an English edition. ISBN 90-277-2484-9