Philosophische Untersuchungen

Philosophische Untersuchungen

Philosophical investigations

Book - 2009 | German
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Incorporating significant editorial changes from earlier editions, the fourth edition of Ludwig Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations is the definitive en face German-English version of the most important work of 20th-century philosophy
  • The extensively revised English translation incorporates many hundreds of changes to Anscombe’s original translation
  • Footnoted remarks in the earlier editions have now been relocated in the text
  • What was previously referred to as ‘Part 2’ is now republished as Philosophy of Psychology – A Fragment, and all the remarks in it are numbered for ease of reference
  • New detailed editorial endnotes explain decisions of translators and identify references and allusions in Wittgenstein's original text
  • Now features new essays on the history of the Philosophical Investigations, and the problems of translating Wittgenstein’s text

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The second most important work by German philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) was first published in 1953 in German and English. A second edition followed in 1958, and a third in 2003 after Anscombe's death, both with corrections. The major change in this fourth is to drop the division into two parts: Part I has become Philosophical Investigations and Part II Philosophy of Psychology--A Fragment. It also makes more changes to the translation than previous editions, partly to reflect changes in English over the past half century, and partly to incorporate different thinking about the various texts and their place in the whole. As before, the German and English are on facing pages. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009
Edition: Rev. 4th ed.
Description: xxiii, 321 [i.e., 564] p. : ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781405159289
Branch Call Number: 193 Wit


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