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By David Pears

Paradox and Platitude in Wittgenstein's Philosophy is a concise and readable research of 5 intertwined subject matters on the middle of Wittgenstein's notion, written by way of one in all his most outstanding interpreters. David Pears bargains penetrating investigations and lucid explications of a few of the main influential and but confusing writings of twentieth-century philosophy. He makes a speciality of the assumption of language as an image of the realm; the phenomenon of linguistic regularity; the well-known "private language argument"; logical necessity; and ego and the self.

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