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Title: Wittgenstein: Understanding And Meaning, Second Edition
Subtitle: Volume 1 of an Analytical Commentary on the Philosophical Investigations, Part II: Exegesis §§1-184
Written By: Gordon P. Baker
P.M.S. Hacker

This is a new edition of the first volume of G.P.Baker and P.M.S. Hacker’s
definitive reference work on Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations.

- Takes into account much material that was unavailable when the first
edition was written.

- Following Baker's death in 2002, P.M.S. Hacker has thoroughly revised the
first volume, rewriting many essays and sections of exegesis completely.

- Part One – the Essays – now includes two completely new essays: 'Meaning
and Use' and 'The Recantation of a Metaphysician'.

- Part Two – Exegesis §§1–184 – has been thoroughly revised in the light of
the electronic publication of Wittgenstein's Nachlass, and includes many
new interpretations of the remarks, a history of the composition of the
book, and an overview of its structure.

- The revisions will ensure that this remains the definitive reference work
on Wittgenstein’s masterpiece for the foreseeable future.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 140511987X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 384
Prices: U.K. £ 60