The Augustinian Picture and Its Counter-Picture: PI 1 and PI 43 as Twins

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Why did Wittgenstein pick a passage from Augustine’s Confessions, rather than one from a better-recognised work featuring centrally in the philosophical canon (or at least, from a more explicitly philosophical/metaphysical work of Augustine’s than the Confessions), in order to open his Philosophical Investigations? And, if he was determined to do so, why pick the particular passage from Augustine that he chose, rather than a passage from one of Augustine’s more (explicitly) philosophical discussions, later in the work?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFinding One’s Way Through Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations
Subtitle of host publicationNew Essays on §§1-88
EditorsEmmanuel Bermon, Jean-Philippe Narboux
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-63507-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-63506-4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017

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