On Certainty

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HarperCollins, 1969 - Philosophy - 180 pages
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Written over the last 18 months of his life and inspired by his interest in G. E. Moore's defense of common sense, this much discussed volume collects Wittgenstein's reflections on knowledge and certainty, on what it is to know a proposition for sure.

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User Review  - Taka - Goodreads

Lucid-- This is a slim little book that Wittgenstein wrote toward the end of his life, in his characteristic numbered succinct paragraphs. It's good. Clear, somewhat repetitive (though that's only a ... Read full review

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User Review  - CadBot - Goodreads

Amazing book, much easier to read then his other works. I feel like I don't take people as literal now after reading this. I also , have been able to win more arguments having read this book strangely (I was not expecting that). Read full review

About the author (1969)

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) was born in Austria and studied at Cambridge under Bertrand Russell. He volunteered to serve in the Austrian army at the outbreak of World War I, and in 1918 was captured and sent to a prison camp in Italy, where he finished his masterpiece, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, one of the most important philosophical works of all time. After the war Wittgenstein eventually returned to Cambridge to teach.

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