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The False Prison Volume One$
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David Pears

Print publication date: 1987

Print ISBN-13: 9780198247708

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198247702.001.0001

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Wide‐Angle View

Wide‐Angle View

(p.3) 1 Wide‐Angle View
The False Prison Volume One

David Pears

Oxford University Press

‘Wide‐angle View’ introduces the reader to Wittgenstein's philosophy as a whole, its general outlook, style, and conclusions. Pears argues that Wittgenstein's later thought is whole‐heartedly critical in the Kantian sense, while his earlier project, and the Tractatus in particular, are to be thought of as semi‐critical.

Keywords:   critical philosophy, Kant, Tractatus, early Wittgenstein, late Wittgenstein, Wittgenstein

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