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Wittgenstein Understanding and Meaning An Analytical Commentary on the Philosophical Investigations

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ISBN-10: 1405199253

ISBN-13: 9781405199254

Edition: 2nd 2010

Authors: G. P. Baker, P. M. S. Hacker

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Published to widespread acclaim between 1980 and 1996, the monumental four volume Analytical Commentary on the Philosophical Investigations has become the definitive reference work on Wittgenstein's masterpiece. This revised edition of the first volume, Wittgenstein: Understanding and Meaning, which itself comprises two parts (Essays and Exegesis §§1-184), takes into account much material that was unavailable when the first edition was written. Following G.P. Baker's death in 2002, P.M.S. Hacker has thoroughly revised both parts, rewriting many sections completely and often proposing fresh interpretations. Part I: Essays now includes two new essays: 'Meaning and Use' and 'The Recantation…    
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 11/20/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Introduction to Part II: Exegesis
Note to the paperback edition 2009
Abbreviations
The history of the composition of the Philosophical Investigations
An overview of the structure and argument of the Philosophical Investigations
Exegesis
The Title
The Motto
The Preface
The Augustinian conception of language (��1-27(a))
Illusions of naming: ostensive definition, logically proper names, simples and samples, and analysis (��27(b)-64)
Family resemblance, determinacy of sense, and the quest for essence (��65-88)
Philosophy (��89-133)
The general prepositional form (��134-42)
Understanding and ability (��143-84)
Index