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Paradox and Platitude in Wittgenstein's Philosophy

David Pears


This book is a concise and readable study of five intertwined themes at the heart of Wittgenstein's thought, written by one of his most eminent interpreters. It offers penetrating investigations and lucid explications of some of the most influential and yet puzzling writings of twentieth-century philosophy. It focuses on the idea of language as a picture of the world; the phenomenon of linguistic regularity; the famous ‘private language argument’; logical necessity; and ego and the self.

Keywords: language, linguistic regularity, private language argument, logical necessity, ego, self

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Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199247707
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247707.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Pears, author
Emeritus, University of Oxford

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