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Wittgenstein: Connections and Controversies$
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P. M. S Hacker

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199245697

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005

DOI: 10.1093/019924569X.001.0001

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Wittgenstein—An Overview

Wittgenstein—An Overview

(p.1) 1 Wittgenstein—An Overview
Wittgenstein: Connections and Controversies

P. M. S Hacker

Oxford University Press

An overview of Wittgenstein’s philosophy, comparing the Tractatus with the Investigations is given. The later criticisms of the Tractatus logic and metaphysics are sketched. The philosophy of language, of mind, and the metaphilosophical reflections of the Investigations are outlined.

Keywords:   analytic philosophy, investigations, linguistic turn, metaphysics, philosophy, philosophy of mind, picture theory, tractatus, vienna Circle

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