Exploring their works through the lens of Wittgenstein's moral philosophy, "Wittgenstein's Ethics and Modern Warfare" pays particular attention to their suggestion of an ethics of war and peace by indirect means, such as prose poetry, spatial form, collage, symbolism, and expressionism.
This cultural study reveals new connections between Wittgenstein's philosophy, his experience during the First World War, and the cultural artifacts produced in its aftermath.
Two recent books make significant contributions to the body of scholarship that reintegrates Wittgenstein into the literary and cultural contexts of his historical moment: Kafka and Wittgenstein: The Case for an Analytic Modernism, by Rebecca Schuman, and Wittgenstein and Modernism, edited by LeMahieu and Karen Zumhagen-Yekple.
Schuman begins with the epigraph Wittgenstein selected for his major late work, Philosophical Investigations (published posthumously in 1953), from a play by the nineteenth-century Viennese dramatist Johann Nestroy: "But overall, the thing about progress is that it always appears greater than it really is" (5).The line speaks to Wittgenstein's inclination to dissolve, rather than solve, philosophical problems; instead of offering new answers to questions that have traditionally preoccupied philosophers, Wittgenstein often suggests that such questions are not worth asking in the first place, since they rely on unclear or nonsensical uses of language.
Unfortunately, Ludwig Wittgenstein
has been branded as an 'enemy' of metaphysics, just like the afore-mentioned scholars.
Para Joseph Greenberg, autor de "La novedad de la <<certeza>> de Wittgenstein
. La tenacidad es consistente con la temporalidad", la certeza wittgensteiniana estaria caracterizada, a primera vista, por una cierta incoherencia que Wittgenstein
's remark to Drury (hereafter WRD) that he cannot
As well known (Rosenberg, 1996; Stroud, 2009; Ritchie, 2014), it is a very difficult task to exactly establish what "naturalism" is; an even more difficult task is to know if Wittgenstein
can be considered a naturalistic philosopher (Moyal-Sharrock, 2004; Kenny, 2011; Searle, 2011).
Cloth, $50.00--We need all the help we can get in interpreting Wittgenstein
's enigmatic writings.
The paper I share as tribute was given at the Nordic Wittgenstein
Society's 3rd annual conference (University of Southern Denmark, 2012).