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Brian McGuinness

Brian McGuinness

British philosopher
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro British philosopher
Countries United Kingdom
Occupations Philosopher Educator
Gender male
Birth 22 October 1927 (Wrexham)
Education Balliol College
The details

Brian McGuinness (born Bernard Francis McGuinness, 22 October 1927, in Wrexham, United Kingdom) is a British philosopher.
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. During his time at Queen's, he was an invited speaker at the Oxford Socratic Club, speaking with J. D. Mabbott on "The Problem of Free Will" on Nov. 14, 1955. His son, Paddy McGuinness, is a British civil servant who is currently the Deputy National Security Adviser for Intelligence.

Select bibliography

  • Approaches to Wittgenstein, ISBN 0-415-03261-X
  • Wittgenstein: A Bibliographical Guide (with Guido Frongia), ISBN 0-631-13765-3
  • Wittgenstein: A Life: Young Ludwig, 1889-1921, ISBN 0-520-06451-8
As an editor
  • Gottlob Frege: Collected Papers on Mathematics, Logic and Philosophy, ISBN 0-631-12728-3
  • Friedrich Waismann, Josef Sch├Ąchter, 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

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