A Tapestry: Susan Edwards-McKie Interviews Professor Dr B. F. McGuinness on the Occasion of His 90th Birthday


  • Susan Edwards-McKie Darwin College, Cambridge
  • Brian McGuinness University of Siena




McGuinness B.F.


Susan Edwards-McKie interviews Professor Dr B. F. McGuinness on the occasion of his 90th birthday.



1956 “Pictures and Form in Wittgenstein's Tractatus”. Archivio di Filosofia 2–3, pp. 207–228.
1966 “The Mysticism of the Tractatus”. The Philosophical Review 75(3), pp. 305–328.
1969 “Philosophy of Science”. Revue Internationale de Philosophie, 23.
1974 “The Grundgedanke of the Tractatus”. In: G. Vesey, ed. Understanding Wittgenstein. London: McMillan.
1981 “The so-called realism of the Tractatus”. In: I. Block, ed. Perspectives on the Philosophy of Wittgenstein. Oxford, Blackwell.
1982 “Wittgenstein on Probability”. Grazer Philosophische Studien 16, pp. 159–174.
1982 “The Path to the Tractatus”. Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 38(1), pp. 7–12.
1989 “Wittgenstein's Pre-Tractatus Manuscripts”. Grazer Philosophische Studien 33, pp. 35–47.
2000 “Manuscripts and Works in the 1930s”. In: P. Frascolla, ed. Proceedings of the Lagopesole Workshop October 2000, Annali della Facoltà' di Lettere e Filosofia dell' Università' della Basilicata, Potenza, 2001.
2001 “On Wittgenstein: VI”. Philosophical Investigations 24(2), pp. 131–138.
2005 “G.H. von Wright as heir to Wittgenstein”. In: I. Niiniluoto and R. Vilkko, eds. Philosophical essays in memoriam Georg Henrik von Wright (Acta philosophica Fennica, 77), pp. 79–88.
2006 “Wittgenstein and Ramsey”. Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook 12, pp. 19–28.
2006 (with C. Vrijen) “First thoughts: An unpublished letter from Gilbert Ryle to H. J. Paton”. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 14(4), pp. 747–756.
2011 “Waismann: The Wandering Scholar”. In: B. McGuinness, ed. Friedrich Waismann – Causality and Logical Positivism. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 9–16.
2012 “Two Cheers for the ‘New’ Wittgenstein?” In: J. L. Zalabardo, ed. Wittgenstein's Early Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 260–272.


1988 Wittgenstein: A Life. London: Duckworth.
1990 (with G. Frongia) Wittgenstein: A Bibliographical Guide. Oxford: Blackwell.
2002 Approaches to Wittgenstein: Collected Papers. London: Routledge.

Edited works

1967 Engelmann, P. Letters from Ludwig Wittgenstein. With a Memoir. Oxford: Blackwell.
1967 Waismann, F. Wittgenstein und der Wiener Kreis. Oxford: Blackwell.
1974 (with G.H. von Wright) Ludwig Wittgenstein, Cambridge Letters: Correspondence with Russell, Keynes, Moore, Ramsey and Sraffa (2nd ed. 1980, 3rd ed. 1995). Oxford: Blackwell.
1977 Waismann, F. Philosophical Papers. Dordrecht: Reidel.
1978 Kaufmann, F. The Infinite in Mathematics: Logico-mathematical Writings. Dordrecht: Reidel.
1980 Hahn, H. Empiricism, Logic and Mathematics: Philosophical Papers. Dordrecht: Reidel.
1984 Frege, G. Collected Papers on Mathematics, Logic and Philosophy. Oxford: Blackwell.
1989 (with J. Schulte) Wittgenstein, L. Logisch-philosophische Abhandlung / Tractatus logico-philosophicus – Kritische Edition. Frankfurt a.M.: Suhrkamp.
1994 (with J. Schulte) Waismann, F., Schächter, J., and Schlick, M. Ethics and the Will: Essays. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic.
1994 (with L. Golland and A. Sklar) Menger, K. Reminiscences of the Vienna Circle and the Mathematical Colloquium. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic.
1994 (with G. Oliveri) The Philosophy of Michael Dummett. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic.
1996 (with M.C. Ascher and O. Pfersmann) Wittgenstein – Familienbriefe. Wien: Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky.
2008 Wittgenstein in Cambridge: Letters and Documents 1911 – 1951 (rev. ed. of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Cambridge Letters, 1995). Oxford: Blackwell.
2011 Friedrich Waismann – Causality and Logical Positivism. Dordrecht: Springer.
2011 (with M. Seekircher and A. Unterkircher) Wittgenstein, L. Gesamtbriefwechsel /Complete Correspondence. Innsbrucker Electronic Edition (2nd release). Charlottesville: InteLex Past Masters.