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The False Prison Volume Two

David Pears


This is the second of David Pears's acclaimed two‐volume work on the development of Wittgenstein's philosophy, covering the Philosophical Investigations and other writings from 1929 onwards. Though more selective in its coverage than the first volume (it deals mainly with Wittgenstein's philosophy of psychology and the ego, the possibility of a private language and rule‐following), the book reveals with great clarity the style, method, and content of Wittgenstein's later thought. While this volume is independently comprehensible, Pears remains largely within the structural framework of the fir ... More

Keywords: analytic philosophy, ego, history of philosophy, David Pears, Philosophical Investigations, philosophy of language, philosophy of psychology, private language, private language argument, rule‐following, late Wittgenstein, Wittgenstein

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1988 Print ISBN-13: 9780198244868
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/019824486X.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Pears, author
University of Oxford