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Title:Philosophical Investigations
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Author:Ludwig Wittgenstein, G.E.M. Anscombe
Publisher:Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
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Philosophical Investigations by Ludwig Wittgenstein, G.E.M. Anscombe

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Philosophical Investigations Philosophische Untersuchungen is with the Tractatus Logico Philosophicus one of two major works by th century philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein In it he discusses numerous problems amp puzzles in fields of semantics logic philosophy of mathematics amp the philosophy of mind He asserts that conceptual confusions surrounding language use are at the root of most philosophical problems contradicting amp discarding much the argument of the Tractatus Logico Philosophicus The book is often considered one of the most important works of the th century continuing to influence contemporary philosophers studying mind amp language The book wasn t ready for publication when Wittgenstein died in G E M Anscombe translated the ms amp it was published in It s now in a rd edition incorporating Anscombe s final revisions amp is repaginated There are two popular editions of Philosophical Investigations Prentice Hall ISBN Blackwell Publishers ISBN bilingual The text is divided into two parts consisting of what Wittgenstein calls in the preface Bemerkungen translated by Anscombe as remarks In the st part these remarks are rarely more than a paragraph long amp are numbered sequentially In the nd part the remarks are longer amp numbered using Roman numerals In the index remarks from the st part are referenced by their number rather than page however references from the nd part are cited by page number The comparatively unusual nature of the nd part is due to the fact that it comprises notes Wittgenstein intended to reincorporate into the st Due to his death it was published as a nd part Philosophical Investigations is unique in its approach to philosophy A typical philosophical text presents a philosophical problem summarizes amp critiques various alternative approaches to solving it presents its own approach then argues in favor of that approach This book treats philosophy as an activity rather along the lines of Sokrates maieutic method he has the reader work thru various problems participating actively in the investigation Rather than presenting a philosophical problem amp its solution he engages in a dialog where he provides a thought experiment a hypothetical example or situation describes how one might be inclined to think about it then shows why that inclination suffers from conceptual confusion

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