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Pears, David 1921-2009

Overview
Works: 100 works in 764 publications in 13 languages and 13,825 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Other, Honoree, Creator, Thesis advisor
Classifications: B3376.W564, 192
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Most widely held works by David Pears
The false prison : a study of the development of Wittgenstein's philosophy by David Pears( )

100 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the second volume of David Pears's acclaimed study of Wittgenstein's philosophy from theNotebooksand theTractatustoPhilosophical Investigationsand other later writings. Dealing with writings from 1929 onward, Volume II provides close discussions of those doctrines and ideas that reveal the general overall structure of Wittgenstein's thought. Designed to fill the gap in the secondary literature between brief introductions and long commentaries,The False Prisonrelates the general to the particular within a clearly delineated framework, making Wittgenstein's difficult thought more accessible to philosophy students and nonspecialists
Ludwig Wittgenstein by David Pears( Book )

33 editions published between 1958 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bertrand Russell and the British tradition in philosophy by David Pears( Book )

41 editions published between 1967 and 1972 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tractatus logico-philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein( )

25 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Perhaps the most important work of philosophy written in the twentieth century, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus was the only philosophical work that Ludwig Wittgenstein published during his lifetime. Written in short, carefully numbered paragraphs of extreme brilliance, it captured the imagination of a generation of philosophers. For Wittgenstein, logic was something we use to conquer a reality which is in itself both elusive and unobtainable. He famously summarized the book in the following words; 'What can be said at all can be said clearly; and what we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence.' David Pears and Brian McGuinness received the highest praise for their meticulous translation. The work is prefaced by Bertrand Russell's original introduction to the first English edition."--Jacket
The nature of metaphysics by David Pears( Book )

34 editions published between 1957 and 1970 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is knowledge? by David Pears( Book )

21 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bertrand Russell : a collection of critical essays by David Pears( Book )

16 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Hume : a symposium by David Pears( Book )

26 editions published between 1963 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freedom and the will by David Pears( Book )

36 editions published between 1963 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Motivated irrationality by David Pears( Book )

31 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hume's system : an examination of the first book of his Treatise by David Pears( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ISBN 0798750994 LCCN 9035855
Wittgenstein by David Pears( Book )

82 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in 10 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some of this book appeared in a briefer form in the New York Review of Books on the 16th of January 1969 ... The first part of the book owes much to Mr. B.F. McGuinness, with whom I have discussed the early philosophy of Wittgenstein frequently and extensively
Questions in the philosophy of mind by David Pears( Book )

16 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paradox and platitude in Wittgenstein's philosophy by David Pears( Book )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paradox and Platitude in Wittgenstein's Philosophy is a concise study of five intertwined themes at the heart of Wittgenstein's thought, written by one of his most eminent interpreters. David Pears offers penetrating investigations and lucid explications of some of the most influential and yet puzzling writings of twentieth-century philosophy. He focuses on the idea of language as a picture of the world; the phenomenon of linguistic regularity; the famous 'private language argument'; logical necessity; and ego and the self."--Jacket
The philosophy of logical atomism by Bertrand Russell( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and Turkish and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Previously published: Russell's Logical atomism. 1972. Bibliography: p. 182-184. Includes index. The philosophy of logical atomism (1918). -- Logical atomism (1924)
Wittgensteinian themes : essays in honour of David Pears( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tractatus logico-philosophicus. The German text Logisch-philosophische abhandlung by Ludwig Wittgenstein( Book )

64 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps the most important work of philosophy written in the twentieth century, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus was the only philosophical work that Ludwig Wittgenstein published during his lifetime. Written in short, carefully numbered paragraphs of extreme brilliance, it captured the imagination of a generation of philosophers. For Wittgenstein, logic was something we use to conquer a reality which is in itself both elusive and unobtainable. He famously summarized the book in the following words: 'What can be said at all can be said clearly; and what we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence.' David Pears and Brian McGuinness received the highest praise for their meticulous translation. The work is prefaced by Bertrand Russell's original introduction to the first English edition
Russell's Logical atomism by Bertrand Russell( Book )

12 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La philosophie en Europe( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in French and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is existence a predicate? by David Pears( Book )

4 editions published in 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The false prison : a study of the development of Wittgenstein's philosophy
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Tractatus logico-philosophicusMotivated irrationalityHume's system : an examination of the first book of his TreatiseWittgensteinParadox and platitude in Wittgenstein's philosophyThe philosophy of logical atomismWittgensteinian themes : essays in honour of David PearsTractatus logico-philosophicus. The German text Logisch-philosophische abhandlung
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David Pears British philosopher

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Pi'ersi, Dawei 1921-2009

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페어즈, 데이비드 1921-2009

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