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The False Prison : A Study of the Development of Wittgenstein's Philosophy. Volume 1 - David Pears

The False Prison

A Study of the Development of Wittgenstein's Philosophy. Volume 1

Paperback Published: 3rd September 1987
ISBN: 9780198247708
Number Of Pages: 216

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This is the first of two volumes which describe the development of Wittgenstein's philosophy from the Tracatus to his later writings. Part I of this volume is a survey of the whole of his work; Part II is a detailed examination of the central ideas for his early system. The second volume will cover later philosophy. The book fills a gap in the literature on Wittgenstein between brief introductions and detailed commentaries. Although necessarily selective, the doctrines and ideas chosen for detailed discussion are those which reveal the general structure of Wittgenstein's work. David Pears has taken full account of the origins of Wittgenstein's philosophy and its relation to the philosophies of his predecessors and contemporaries. But the author's main emphasis is on the internal organization of Wittgenstein's thought. Philosophy students concentrate on the details of his work but often find it difficult to see their place in the general pattern. This book presents the general and the particular within a relatively constant framework, thereby making Wittgenstein's thought more accessible to students of philosophy and to non-specialists.

'... magisterial study ... Pears is of course an exceptionally well-qualified guide to the Tractatus Time Literary Supplement

Prefacep. v
Abbreviationsp. viii
Inside The Later Systemp. xi
Transitionp. 199
the Exemplary Treatment of the Egop. 226
the First Attempt to Extend the Treatment of the Ego to Sensations and Their Types: Reactions to Phenomenalismp. 270
the First Attempt to Extend the Treatment of the Ego to Sensations and Their Types: Other Mindsp. 296
the Private Language Argument of Philosophical Investigationsp. 328
the Disabling Defect of a Private Languagep. 361
the Structure of the Private Language Argumentp. 389
Rule-Following: Meaning and Doingp. 423
Rule-Following: the Rejection of the Platonic Theory in Philosophical Investigationsp. 460
the Next Problemp. 502
Bibliographyp. 535
Indexp. 539
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ISBN: 9780198247708
ISBN-10: 0198247702
Series: False Prison : Book 1
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 3rd September 1987
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 13.72  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.3