By Ludwig Wittgenstein
Incorporating major editorial adjustments from previous variations, the fourth variation of Ludwig Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations is the definitive en face German-English model of an important paintings of 20th-century philosophy
- The generally revised English translation accommodates many thousands of adjustments to Anscombe’s unique translation
- Footnoted comments within the previous variants have now been relocated within the text
- What was once formerly known as ‘Part 2’ is now republished as Philosophy of Psychology – A Fragment, and all of the feedback in it are numbered for ease of reference
- New certain editorial endnotes clarify judgements of translators and determine references and allusions in Wittgenstein's unique text
- Now positive aspects new essays at the heritage of the Philosophical Investigations, and the issues of translating Wittgenstein’s text
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