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The False Prison Volume Two$
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David Pears

Print publication date: 1988

Print ISBN-13: 9780198244868

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019824486X.001.0001

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The Private Language Argument of Philosophical Investigations

The Private Language Argument of Philosophical Investigations

(p.328) 13 The Private Language Argument of Philosophical Investigations
The False Prison Volume Two

David Pears

Oxford University Press

Shifts the discussion from Wittgenstein's treatment of sensations to his views on the method of re‐identifying them by means of a private language. Pears outlines Wittgenstein's private language argument and argues that it is a reductio ad absurdum that applies to a language for sensations whose connections with the physical world have been severed.

Keywords:   language, private language argument, sensations, Wittgenstein, world

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