Reviews and Awards
Named an Outstanding Academic Book of 1988-1989 by Choice
"The clarity of exposition and the detail with which the arguments are untangled makes this an excellent book for student use."--International Studies in Philosophy
"An excellent treatment of the early philosophy of Wettgenstein and some of his dominant theories."--George L. Farre, Georgetown University.
"[Pears'] book is a lucid statement of one important way of reading Wittgenstein. He faces up to some of the most difficult passages of the text, asks many of the right questions, and sheds light on many important issues. It is well written, and a pleasure to read. It should be read by anyone who is interested in the philosophy of Wittgenstein." --NOUS