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The Next Problem

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.003.0010
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Connects the two main strands of Wittgenstein's later philosophy discussed in Volume 2 in a number of ways and culminates in an abstract and general overview of the later works. Pears extracts the similarities and differences between Wittgenstein's later thought and the philosophies of his predecessors and contemporaries, and thereby determines his place in the past and his value for present philosophical endeavours.

Keywords: contemporary philosophy; late Wittgenstein; Wittgenstein

Chapter.  15434 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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