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Wittgenstein—An Overview

P. M. S Hacker

in Wittgenstein: Connections and Controversies

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780199245697
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602245 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019924569X.003.0001
 Wittgenstein—An Overview

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An overview of Wittgenstein’s philosophy, comparing the Tractatus with the Investigations is given. The later criticisms of the Tractatus logic and metaphysics are sketched. The philosophy of language, of mind, and the metaphilosophical reflections of the Investigations are outlined.

Keywords: analytic philosophy; Investigations; linguistic turn; metaphysics; philosophy; philosophy of mind; picture theory; Tractatus; Vienna Circle

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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