Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1953. First edition. Hardcover. 232 pp. Edited by Rush Rhees, and G. E. M. Anscombe. Translated by G. E. M. Anscombe (original German text on the versos, English translation on the rectos). Errata slip laid in. Price of 37s 6d. on the front flap of the dust jacket. First printing of the first edition. Philosophical Investigations is the first of Wittgenstein's posthumous works to be published, and is one of his two monumental philosophical works (the other being Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus). The influence and impact that this book has had on philosophy cannot be overstated. Thousands of books and journal articles have been published on Philosophical Investigations and the ideas and arguments therein in the decades since its publication, and it continues to be viewed as one of the cornerstone philosophical works of the 20th century. A very attractive copy of arguably the most important book by one of the most brilliant and influential philosophers of the twentieth century. Very near Fine / Near Fine. Item #00007913
Very near Fine book in a Near Fine dust jacket with mild age darkening to the spine panel and a few hints of wear to the extremities.