The Routledge Guidebook to Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations

1st Edition

Marie McGinn

Routledge
Published January 31, 2013
Reference - 346 Pages
ISBN 9780415452564 - CAT# RU46778
Series: The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

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Summary

Wittgenstein is one of the most important and influential twentieth-century philosophers in the western tradition. In his Philosophical Investigations he undertakes a radical critique of analytical philosophy's approach to both the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind. The Routledge Guidebook to Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations introduces and assesses:

  • Wittgenstein's life
  • The principal ideas of the Philosophical Investigations
  • Some of the principal disputes concerning the interpretation of his work
  • Wittgenstein's philosophical method and its connection with the form of the text.

With further reading included throughout, this guidebook is essential reading for all students of philosophy, and all those wishing to get to grips with this masterpiece.

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