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Philosophical Investigations | Study Guide

Ludwig Wittgenstein

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Overview

Author

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Year Published

1953

Type

Nonfiction

Genre

Philosophy

At a Glance

Philosophical Investigations comprises Ludwig Wittgenstein's efforts to refine and showcase the work of the latter part of his philosophical career. It delves deeply into the topics of mental life, meaning, language, and mathematics, and how all of these are connected. Importantly, Philosophical Investigations constitutes a series of changes—even sometimes contradictions—of Wittgenstein's own earlier work in Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1921). Both of these works have influenced multiple generations of intellectuals with their original and sophisticated treatments of philosophical methodology, language, and psychology.

About the Title

The title Philosophical Investigations indicates both the subject matter and method of the book. Ludwig Wittgenstein investigates topics in language, psychology, and mathematics philosophically while probing the nature of the philosophical method of investigation.

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