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Close‐up: The Later System

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/10.1093/0198247702.003.0003
 Close‐up: The Later System

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Outlines Wittgenstein's later philosophy in the light of the interpretations sketched in Ch. 2. The concepts of solipsism and the ego provide the basis on which Pears introduces crucial elements of Wittgenstein's later thought, such as rule‐following and the possibility of a logically private language.

Keywords: ego; private language; rule‐following; solipsism; Wittgenstein

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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