The False Prison: A Study of the Development of Wittgenstein's Philosophy, Volume 2

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Clarendon Press, 1988 - History - 340 pages
This is the second volume of David Pears's acclaimed study of Wittgenstein's philosophy from the Notebooks and the Tractatus to Philosophical Investigations and other later writings. Dealing with writings from 1929 onward, Volume II provides close discussions of those doctrines and ideas that reveal the general overall structure of Wittgenstein's thought. Designed to fill the gap in the secondary literature between brief introductions and long commentaries, The False Prison relates the general to the particular within a clearly delineated framework, making Wittgenstein's difficult thought more accessible to philosophy students and nonspecialists.

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This book has TWO (2) juicy volumes, the gripping story of how Wittgenstein appeared to change his mind. Compare this with the work of William Warren Bartley, III, who wrote re: Wittgenstein and his issues Read full review

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David Pears is at University of Oxford.

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