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Solipsism

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/10.1093/0198247702.003.0007
 Solipsism

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Pears outlines Wittgenstein's argumentative move against the doctrine of solipsism, and connects the different lines of thought that accumulate in Wittgenstein's reaction to the doctrine. Pears examines the doctrine that the limits of one's language are the limits of one's world, and sets the stage for the discussion of Wittgenstein's later philosophy by critically examining the earlier conception of the subject.

Keywords: language; limits; solipsism; subject; Wittgenstein; world

Chapter.  17381 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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