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The Exemplary Treatment of the Ego

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.003.0002
 The Exemplary Treatment of the Ego

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Takes as a starting point Wittgenstein's treatment of solipsism and the ego, a discussion that picks up on the concluding chapters of Volume 1. Pears identifies two main lines of thought in the Philosophical Investigations, regarding Wittgenstein's treatment of sensations and ‘meaning and doing’, and argues that these run structurally parallel to the discussion of solipsism and the ego. He thereby determines the framework on the basis of which the internal structure of Wittgenstein's philosophy as a whole is to be revealed.

Keywords: ego; Philosophical Investigations; sensations; solipsism; Wittgenstein

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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