Wittgenstein: Comparisons and Context

2014.10.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews P. M. S. Hacker, Wittgenstein: Comparisons and Context, Oxford University Press, 2013, 250pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2014.10.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews P. M. S. Hacker, Wittgenstein: Comparisons and Context, Oxford University Press, 2013, 250pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199674824. Reviewed by Diego Marconi, University of Turin P. M. S. Hacker is an eminent Wittgenstein scholar, the author of Insight and Illusion (1st ed. 1972, 2nd ed. 1986), which some regard as the best book ever written on Wittgenstein; of a monumental commentary to the Philosophical Investigations (four volumes (1980-1996), the first two in cooperation with the late G. P. Baker); and of many articles, some of them collected in Wittgenstein: Connections and Controversies (2001). He also edited (with J. Schulte) the 4th edition of the Investigations (2009). His knowledge of Wittgenstein's writings, published and unpublished, is probably unsurpassed. As the title indicates, all essays in this collection are concerned with Wittgenstein, with the partial exception of the last two: the first,. . .

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