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Wittgenstein in Exile

Un libro in lingua di Klagge James C. edito da Mit Pr, 2014

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Ludwig Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1922) andPhilosophical Investigations (1953) are among the most influential philosophicalbooks of the twentieth century, and also among the most perplexing. Wittgenstein warned again andagain that he was not and would not be understood. Moreover, Wittgenstein's work seems to havelittle relevance to the way philosophy is done today. In Wittgenstein in Exile,James Klagge proposes a new way of looking at Wittgenstein -- as an exile -- that helps make senseof this. Wittgenstein's exile was not, despite his wanderings from Vienna to Cambridge to Norway toIreland, strictly geographical; rather, Klagge argues, Wittgenstein was never at home in thetwentieth century. He was in exile from an earlier era -- Oswald Spengler's culture of the earlynineteenth century.

Klagge draws on the full range of evidence, includingWittgenstein's published work, the complete Nachlaß, correspondence, lectures, and conversations. Heplaces Wittgenstein's work in a broad context, along a trajectory of thought that includes Job,Goethe, and Dostoyevsky. Yet Klagge also writes from an analytic philosophical perspective,discussing such topics as essentialism, private experience, relativism, causation, andeliminativism. Once we see Wittgenstein's exile, Klagge argues, we will gain a better appreciationof the difficulty of understanding Wittgenstein and his work.

Informazioni bibliografiche

  • Titolo del Libro in lingua: Wittgenstein in Exile
  • Lingua: English
  • AutoreKlagge James C.
  • Editore: Mit Pr
  • Collana: Mit Pr (Paperback)
  • Data di Pubblicazione: 10 Gennaio '14
  • Genere: PHILOSOPHY
  • Pagine: 249
  • Dimensioni mm: 228 x 152 x 12
  • ISBN-10: 0262525909
  • EAN-13: 9780262525909