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Wide‐Angle View

David Pears

in The False Prison Volume One

Published in print September 1987 | ISBN: 9780198247708
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598203 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198247702.003.0001
 Wide‐Angle View

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‘Wide‐angle View’ introduces the reader to Wittgenstein's philosophy as a whole, its general outlook, style, and conclusions. Pears argues that Wittgenstein's later thought is whole‐heartedly critical in the Kantian sense, while his earlier project, and the Tractatus in particular, are to be thought of as semi‐critical.

Keywords: critical philosophy; Kant; Tractatus; early Wittgenstein; late Wittgenstein; Wittgenstein

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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