Zettel (Wittgenstein)

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Zettel (German: "slip(s) of paper") is a collection of assorted remarks by Ludwig Wittgenstein, first published in 1967.

It contains several discussions of philosophical psychology and of the tendency in philosophy to try for a synoptic view of phenomena.[1] Analyzed subjects include sense, meaning, thinking while speaking, behavior, pretense, imagination, infinity, rule following, imagery, memory, negation, contradiction, calculation, mathematical proof, epistemology, doubt, consciousness, mental states, and sensations.[1]

Editions include a parallel text English/German edition edited by Elizabeth Anscombe and Georg Henrik von Wright published by Blackwell (UK) and University of California Press (USA) in 1967 (ISBN 9780520016354).[2]


  1. ^ a b Gustafson, Donald (April 1968). "Review: Wittgenstein's Zettel". Philosophy. 43 (164): 161–?. doi:10.1017/s0031819100009037. Retrieved 28 April 2014. First page of article available free of charge online
  2. ^ Googlebooks listing for 1967 ed.