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Transition

David Pears

in The False Prison Volume Two

Published in print November 1988 | ISBN: 9780198244868
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598210 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019824486X.003.0001
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Examines the main methodological and stylistic differences between Wittgenstein's earlier and later philosophies, and introduces the reader to the idiosyncratic philosophical method of the later work. Pears emphasizes the anti‐theoretical, anti‐explanatory attitude of Wittgenstein's later way of thinking and the different type of conclusion that is sought.

Keywords: early Wittgenstein; late Wittgenstein; Wittgenstein

Chapter.  12059 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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