Ludwig Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations is a hugely important piece of philosophical writing, one frequently encountered by students of philosophy. Yet, there is no escaping the extent of the challenge posed by Wittgenstein's work, in which complex ideas are often enigmatically expressed. In Wittgenstein's 'Philosophical Investigations': A Reader's Guide, Arif Ahmed offers a clear and thorough account of this key philosophical work. Geared towards the specific requirements of students who need to reach a sound understanding of the text as a whole, the book offers guidance on:
- Philosophical and historical context
- Key themes
- Reading the text
- Reception and influence
- Further reading
About the Author
Arif Ahmed is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, UK.
Table of Contents
Context \ Overview of Themes \ Reading the Text \ 1. The Augustinian picture \ 2. Family resemblance and the ideal of precision \ 3. Meaning and Understanding \ 4. Privacy \ Reception and Influence \ Further Reading \ References \ Index.