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By David Pears

Paradox and Platitude in Wittgenstein's Philosophy is a concise and readable examine of 5 intertwined subject matters on the middle of Wittgenstein's suggestion, written by way of considered one of his most outstanding interpreters. David Pears deals penetrating investigations and lucid explications of a few of the main influential and but complicated writings of twentieth-century philosophy. He specializes in the assumption of language as an image of the area; the phenomenon of linguistic regularity; the recognized "private language argument"; logical necessity; and ego and the self.

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