Over fifteen years have passed since Cora Diamond and James Conant turned Wittgenstein scholarship upside down with the program of “resolute” reading, and ten years since this reading was crystallized in the major collection The New Wittgenstein. This approach remains at the center of the debate about Wittgenstein and his philosophy, and this book draws together the latest thinking of the world’s leading Tractatarian scholars and promising newcomers. Showcasing one piece alternately from each “camp”, Beyond the Tractatus Wars pairs newly commissioned pieces addressing differing views on how to understand early Wittgenstein, providing for the first time an arena in which the debate between “strong” resolutists, “mild” resolutists and “elucidatory” readers of the book can really take place. The collection includes famous “samizdat” essays by Warren Goldfarb and Roger White that are finally seeing the light of day.

chapter |16 pages

Das Überwinden

Anti-Metaphysical Readings of the Tractatus 1

chapter |44 pages

Throwing the Baby out with the Ladder

On “Therapeutic” Readings of Wittgenstein's Tractatus

chapter |18 pages

Throwing the Baby Out

A Reply to Roger White

chapter |9 pages

Toward a Useful Jacobinism

A Response to Bronzo

chapter |28 pages

The Dialectic of Interpretations

Reading Wittgenstein's Tractatus