Paradox and Platitude in Wittgensteins Philosophy

Paperback | October 1, 2008

byDavid Pears

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Paradox and Platitude in Wittgenstein's Philosophy 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. David Pears offers penetrating investigations and lucid explications of some of the mostinfluential and yet puzzling writings of twentieth-century philosophy. He 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.

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Paradox and Platitude in Wittgenstein's Philosophy 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. David Pears offers penetrating investigations and lucid explications of some of the mostinfluential and yet puzzling writings of twentiet...

David Pears is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.39 inPublished:October 1, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199550506

ISBN - 13:9780199550500

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Preface1. The Pictorial Character of Language2. Linguistic Regularity3. The Private Language Argument4. Logical Necessity5. Ego