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The False Prison Volume Two$
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David Pears

Print publication date: 1988

Print ISBN-13: 9780198244868

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019824486X.001.0001

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The Exemplary Treatment of the Ego

The Exemplary Treatment of the Ego

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(p.226) 10 The Exemplary Treatment of the Ego
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The False Prison Volume Two
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David Pears

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019824486X.003.0002

Takes as a starting point Wittgenstein's treatment of solipsism and the ego, a discussion that picks up on the concluding chapters of Volume 1. Pears identifies two main lines of thought in the Philosophical Investigations, regarding Wittgenstein's treatment of sensations and ‘meaning and doing’, and argues that these run structurally parallel to the discussion of solipsism and the ego. He thereby determines the framework on the basis of which the internal structure of Wittgenstein's philosophy as a whole is to be revealed.

Keywords:   ego, Philosophical Investigations, sensations, solipsism, Wittgenstein

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