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The First Attempt to Extend the Treatment of the Ego to Sensations and Their Types: Reactions to Phenomenalism

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.003.0003
 The First Attempt to Extend the Treatment of the Ego to Sensations and Their Types: Reactions to Phenomenalism

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Pears examines Wittgenstein's views on sensations and their types in the light of classical phenomenalism. He argues that Wittgenstein never subscribed to phenomenalism with an empirically fixed baseline and outlines the relation between Wittgenstein's critique of ego‐based solipsism and such a phenomenalism.

Keywords: ego; phenomenalism; sensations; solipsism; Wittgenstein

Chapter.  11449 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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