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Paradox and platitude in Wittgenstein's philosophy

Author: David Pears
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Paradox and Platitude in Wittgenstein's Philosophy is a concise study of five intertwined themes at the heart of Wittgenstein's thought, written by one of his most eminent interpreters. David Pears offers penetrating investigations and lucid explications of some of the most influential and yet puzzling writings of twentieth-century philosophy. He focuses on the idea of language as a picture of the world; the  Read more...
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Named Person: Ludwig Wittgenstein; Ludwig Wittgenstein; Ludwig Wittgenstein; Ludwig Wittgenstein
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Pears
ISBN: 9780199247707 0199247706
OCLC Number: 65764478
Description: xi, 133 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The pictorial character of language --
Linguistic regularity --
The private language argument --
Logical necessity --
Ego.
Responsibility: David Pears.
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[a] masterly account * Quassim Cassam, Times Literary Supplement * This book is a subtle and scholarly work. Any student of Wittgenstein can expect to profit from a careful study of it. * Arif Ahmed Read more...

 
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