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  1. David Francis Pears, David Charles & William Child (eds.) (2001). Wittgensteinian Themes: Essays in Honour of David Pears. Oxford University Press.
    A stellar group of philosophers offer new works on themes from the great philosophy of Wittgenstein, honoring one of his most eminent interpreters David Pears. This collection covers both the early and the later work of Wittgenstein, relating it to current debates in philosophy. Topics discussed include solipsism, ostension, rules, necessity, privacy, and consciousness.
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  2. David Francis Pears (1990). Hume's System: An Examination of the First Book of His Treatise. Oxford University Press.
    In this compelling analysis David Pears examines the foundations of Hume's theory of the mind as presented in the first book of the Treatise. Past studies have tended to take one of two extreme views: that Hume relies exclusively on a theory of meaning, or that he relies exclusively on a theory of truth and evidence. Steering a middle course between these positions, Pears argues that Hume's theory of ideas serves both functions. He examines in detail its application to three (...)
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  3. David Francis Pears (1987). The False Prison: A Study of the Development of Wittgenstein's Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
    In this volume, Pears examines the internal organization of Wittgenstein's thought and the origins of his philosophy to provide unusually clear insight into the philosopher's ideas. Part I surveys the whole of Wittgenstein's work, while Part II details the central concepts of his early system; both reveal how the details of Wittgenstein's work fit into its general pattern.
     
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  4. David Francis Pears (1984/1998). Motivated Irrationality. St. Augustine's Press.
    This book is about self-deception and lack of self-control or wishful thinking and acting against one's own better judgement. Steering a course between the skepticism of philosophers, who find the conscious defiance of reason too paradoxical, and the tolerant empiricism of psychologists, it compares the two kinds of irrationality, and relates the conclusions drawn to the views of Freud, cognitive psychologists, and such philosophers as Aristotle, Anscombe, Hare and Davidson.
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  5. David Francis Pears (ed.) (1972). Bertrand Russell. Garden City, N.Y.,Anchor Books.
     
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  6. David Francis Pears (1972). Bertrand Russell and the British Tradition in Philosophy. London,Fontana.
     
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  7. David Francis Pears (1972). What is Knowledge? London,Allen and Unwin.
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  8. David Francis Pears (1971). Wittgenstein. London,Fontana.
    Ludwig Wittgenstein was born in Vienna in 1889 and died in Cambridge in 1951. He studied engineering, first in Berlin and then in Manchester, and he soon began to ask himself philosophical questions about the foundations of mathematics. What are numbers? What sort of truth does a mathematical equation possess? What is the force of proof in pure mathematics? In order to find the answers to such questions, he went to Cambridge in 1911 to work with Russell, who had just (...)
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  9. David Francis Pears (1970/1986). Ludwig Wittgenstein. Harvard University Press.
     
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  10. David Francis Pears (1963). Freedom and the Will. New York, St. Martin's Press.
  11. David Francis Pears (1957). The Nature of Metaphysics. New York, St. Martin's Press.
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