Philosophical Investigations by Ludwig Wittgenstein

Philosophical Investigations is, along with the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, one of the two most influential works by the 20th-century philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. In it, Wittgenstein discusses numerous problems and puzzles in the fields of semantics, logic, philosophy of mathematics, and the philosophy of mind. He puts forth the view that conceptual confusions surrounding language use are at the root of most philosophical problems, contradicting or discarding much of that which was argued in his earlier work, the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. Within the Anglo-American tradition, the book is considered by many as being one of the most important philosophical works of the 20th century, and it continues to influence contemporary philosophers, especially those studying mind and language.

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The Blue and Brown Books: Preliminary Studies for the 'Philosophical Investigation' Paperback 1601685 $23.53 $6.75 1991
Philosophical Investigations: The German Text, with a Revised English Translation 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition Hardcover 321437 $86.15 $14.73 1991
The Blue and Brown Books (Preliminary Studies for the Philosophical Investigations) Paperback 287999 $8.59 $2.68 1965
Philosophical Investigations (3rd Edition) Paperback 226312 $54.89 $10.00 1973
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Last Writings, Volume I: Preliminary Studies for Part II of Philosophical Investigations Paperback 8225146 $72.61 $12.50 1989
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PHILOSOPHICAL INVESTIGATIONS The English Text of the Third Edition Hardcover 1252290 $26.00
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Philosophical Investigations: The German Text, with a Revised English Translation Paperback 2887810 $157.13 $16.69
Philosophical Investigations / Philosophische Untersuchungen : Bilingual Edition Hardcover 4278426 $21.99
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Last Writings on the Philosophy of Psychology, Volume 1 Paperback 1772556 $21.00 $2.91 1996
Last Writings on the Philosophy of Psychology: Preliminary Studies for Part II of Philosophical Investigations Hardcover 1971984 $34.50 $25.00
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