Wittgenstein's "Philosophical Investigations"

Wittgenstein's "Philosophical Investigations" : A Guide

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This book guides the reader through perhaps the single most important philosophical work of the twentieth century - Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations. The author presents Wittgenstein's Investigations in a radically new light using short sections to clarify the main arguments, including the famous Private Language Argument. This is accomplished through the author's extremely clear and accessible writing style, bringing a new clarity to a reputedly difficult work. The author demonstrates the continuing importance of Wittgenstein's ideas to contemporary debates in cognitive linguistics and psychology.show more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 155.7 x 232.2 x 13mm | 258.55g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748610596
  • 9780748610594

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"This book guides the reader through perhaps the single most important philosophical work of the twentieth century - Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations. Short sections clarify the main arguments - including the famous Private Language Argument. Combined with an unusually accessible writing style, these features bring a new clarity to a reputedly difficult work. The author also documents the main areas of critical debate and demonstrates the continuing importance of Wittgenstein's ideas for contemporary cognitive linguistics and psychology."--BOOK JACKET.show more

About Brendan Wilson

Brendan Wilson is Professor in the Graduate School of Language and Information Sciences at the University of Tokyo (Komaba).show more

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