LATO: We announced ourselves at the outset of this book by distinguishing the continuities in outline from the contrasts in content as between our earlier and Wittgenstein’s later philosophies. What we shared in outline was a preoccupation with the nature of concepts, with the ways in which we possess them and with their relations to the world. We also shared with him the view that the aim of philosophy is to reflect upon our concepts and to remove, or at least to see through, the effects of contamination upon them. Thus we arrive at a clear view of the nature of things.
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