David Pears

Biography of David Pears

David Pears (8 August 1921 - 1 July 2009) was a British philosopher renowned for his work on Wittgenstein.

An Old Boy of Westminster School, he was in the Royal Artillery during World War II, and was seriously injured in a practice gas attack. After leaving the army he studied classics at Balliol College, Oxford, and was then for many years a Fellow of Christ Church.

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