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Paradox and platitude in Wittgenstein's philosophy

Author: David Pears
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Studying five intertwined themes at the heart of Wittgenstein's thought, written by one of his most eminent interpreters, this book offers investigations and explications of some of the most influential, and yet puzzling writings of 20th century philosophy. It focuses on the idea of language as a picture of the world.
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Named Person: Ludwig Wittgenstein; Ludwig Wittgenstein
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Pears
ISBN: 9780199550500 0199550506 9780199247707 0199247706
OCLC Number: 223877498
Notes: Originally published: Oxford: Clarendon, 2006.
Description: xi, 133 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The pictorial character of language --
Linguistic regularity --
The private language argument --
Logical necessity --
Ego.
Responsibility: David Pears.

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