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Taking Wittgenstein at His Word: A Textual Study (Princeton Monographs in Philosophy) Hardcover – 22 Nov 2009

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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press (22 Nov. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 069114253X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691142531
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 15.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,805,205 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This is a superb book. . . . Taking Wittgenstein at his word, as Fogelin has done, is a far, far deeper thing than taking him at face value."--Anat Biletzki, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

"[Taking Wittgenstein at His Word] is a thought-provoking study that gives those interested in Wittgenstein much to ponder. For that reason, I feel I can confidently recommend TWHW, both to those just beginning to explore Wittgenstein's work and to serious scholars."--Joshua McNutt, Dialogue

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"Robert Fogelin is absolutely right to take Wittgenstein's methodological statements seriously and to focus on the primary texts rather than to be guided by fashionable interpretations. Fogelin's reading is perceptive and sensible, the key concepts around which he organizes his interpretation are judiciously chosen, and the book is clearly written."--Severin Schroeder, Reading University

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This is the best book I've seen about the late Wittgenstein; unlike, for example, Kripke or Wright, he (as he says in his title) sticks close to what Wittgenstein said, and what emerges is a much more believable and intuitive Wittgenstein, without the sorts of 'philosophical theories' found in most other books.
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