The essential readings for the Epistemology course are:
(A: Tractatus, syntax, semantics and structure)
A1) The Tractatus text, including Russell's Introduction, originally in English. You have to read the Tractatus in its entirety, though we shall mainly discuss the parts (groups of "sections" or "propositions" in the sense of pieces of text) on: ontology; thinking (epistemology), the analysis and understanding of language and propositions (Gedanken) expressed in it; the picture theory; tautologies; the limits of language and ineffability, at the end.
There are various editions, the basic reading is the by now McGuinness-Pears translations. You find it free for instance here:
along with translations in various language, as well as the original German text, though you may want to consult also a more traditional, "running" edition with the classical, "normal" textual order, which is now disputed by various scholars, such as that by McGuinness and Schulte, Frankfurt am Main, Suhrkamp.
The Italian edition is Tractatus Logico-philosophucus, a cura di A. G. Conte, Torino, Einaudi 2009.
A2) F P Ramsey's original review, I'll upload it and also take copies to class, it is however to be found on the web in the public domain, as well as translated in various languages, incl. German and Italian. Orig. published in:
Mind, vol. 32, 1923, pp. 465-478. Italian: Id., I fondamenti della matematica e altri scritti di logica, Milano, Feltrinelli, 1964.
(In the math and logic library, ground floor of the S. Niccolò Building, you should be able to see and browse the original volumes of the old collections of such journals as Mind and Analysis, which were so important for the rise of analytical philosophy.)
A3) Pasquale Frascolla, Understanding Wittgenstein's Tractatus, London and New York, Routledge 2007.
(originally published in It. by Carocci, Rome, 2000, but I'd prefer ALL to study this expanded and revised english edition, containing also an interpretation of Tractarian "basic objects" as qualia, roughly points in the visual field and such, rather than any kind of more "objective" items - always, however, to be tied in atomic facts mirrored by propositional, objective thoughts (Gedanken))
A4&5) - TO BE ONLY CONSULTED - P. Carruthers, The Metaphysics of the Tractatus. CUP, 1990.
Full text here. (Adobe Acrobat, by chapter. Notes are collected in a separate file at the end.)
Tractarian Semantics: finding sense in Wittgenstein’s Tractatus. Blackwell, 1989.
Full text here. (Adobe Acrobat, by chapter with relevant note pages attached.)
I take you may use these full texts as they are in the public domain
A 6&7) - TO BE CONSULTED ONLY FOR THE RELEVANT PARTS ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE AND THEORY OF PROPOSITIONS BEFORE THE TRACTATUS (1918): Entries on Frege and Russell in the Stanford Enc. of Philosophy, free on line: