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  1. Motivated Irrationality.David Francis Pears - 1984 - 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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    The False Prison: A Study of the Development of Wittgenstein's Philosophy.David Francis Pears - 1987 - 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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    Wittgenstein: Fontana/Collins.David Francis Pears - 1971 - 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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    Bertrand Russell and the British Tradition in Philosophy.David Francis Pears - 1967 - London: Fontana.
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    Ludwig Wittgenstein.David Francis Pears - 1970 - Harvard University Press.
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    Wittgensteinian Themes: Essays in Honour of David Pears.David Francis Pears, David Charles & William Child (eds.) - 2001 - 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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    Freedom and the Will.David Francis Pears - 1963 - New York: St. Martin's Press.
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    The Nature of Metaphysics.David Francis Pears - 1957 - New York: St. Martin's Press.
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    David Hume a Symposium.Stuart Hampshire & David Francis Pears - 1963 - Macmillan.
  10. La Philosophie En Europe.Raymond Klibansky, David Francis Pears & Unesco - 1993
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  11. Bertrand Russell.David Francis Pears (ed.) - 1972 - Garden City, N.Y., Anchor Books.
     
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    What is Knowledge?David Francis Pears - 1972 - London: Allen & Unwin.
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