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Logical Atomism

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/10.1093/0198247702.003.0004
 Logical Atomism

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Pears examines and evaluates the metaphysics of the Tractatus and scrutinizes the relevant differences between Russell's and Wittgenstein's versions of logical atomism. Pears criticizes Wittgenstein's logical atomism for its separatist nature, but argues that the decisive step towards holism is foreshadowed in the early work.

Keywords: holism; logical atomism; metaphysics; Russell; Tractatus; Wittgenstein

Chapter.  11037 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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