From the Back Cover
Immediately upon its posthumous publication in 1953, LudwigWittgenstein′s Philosophical Investigations
was hailed as amasterpiece, and the ensuing years have confirmed this initialassessment. Today it is widely acknowledged to be the single mostimportant philosophical work of the twentieth century.
In this definitive new en face German–English edition,Wittgenstein experts Peter Hacker and Joachim Schulte haveincorporated significant editorial changes to earlier editions ofPhilosophical Investigations in order to reflect moreclosely Wittgenstein′s original intentions. Notable revisionsinclude the placement of Wittgenstein′s notes Randbemerkungen into their designatedpositions in the text, some corrections to the originally publishedGerman text, and the numbering of all the remarks in what was Part2 and is now named Philosophy of Psychology AFragment. Extensive modifications and corrections have alsobeen made to G. E. M. Anscombe′s original English translation.Detailed editorial endnotes have been added to illuminate difficulttranslation decisions and to identify references and allusions inWittgenstein′s original text.
About the Author
is the author of the four–volume AnalyticalCommentary on the Philosophical Investigations
(Blackwell,1980–96) the first two volumes co–authored with G. P. Baker (SecondEditions, 2003, 2009) and of Wittgenstein s Place inTwentieth–century Analytic Philosophy
(Blackwell, 1996). He hasalso written extensively on philosophy of mind, including Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience
(Blackwell, 2003)and History of Cognitive Neuroscience
(Wiley–Blackwell,2008), co–authored with M. R. Bennett, and Human Nature: TheCategorial Framework
(Blackwell, 2007), the first volume of atrilogy on human nature.
Joachim Schulte edited the authoritative critical–geneticedition of Wittgenstein s PhilosophischeUntersuchungen (2001). He is author of Wittgenstein: An Introduction (1989), Chor und Gesetz:Wittgenstein im Kontext (1990), Experience and Expression:Wittgenstein s Philosophy of Psychology (1993), and ofmany dozens of philosophical papers.