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Wittgenstein, Theory and the Arts - Richard Allen

Wittgenstein, Theory and the Arts

By: Richard Allen (Editor), Malcolm Turvey (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 21st September 2001
ISBN: 9780415228756
Number Of Pages: 320

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This is the first full exploration of the implications of Wittgenstein's philosophy for understanding the arts and cultural criticism. These original essays by philosophers and critics address key philosophical topics in the study of the arts and culture, such as humanism, criticism, psychology, painting, film and ethics. All exemplify Wittgenstein's method of conceptual investigation and highlight his notion of philosophy as a cure.

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'This is an interesting collection ... all the essays are worth reading.' - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

'A carefully structured and finely nuanced investigation of Wittgenstein, theory and the arts ... this anthology is most effective and it's approach most helpful.' - British Journal of Aesthetics

Notes on contributors
List of abbreviations
Wittgenstein's later philosophy: a prophylaxis against theoryp. 1
Wittgenstein, the humanities and artp. 37
Wittgenstein and the autonomy of humanistic understandingp. 39
Wittgenstein on language, art and humanityp. 75
Wittgenstein, performing art and actionp. 92
Is scepticism a 'natural possibility' of language? Reasons to be sceptical of Cavell's Wittgensteinp. 117
The urn and the chamber potp. 137
Theory and the artsp. 154
Language and painting, border wars and pipe dreamsp. 156
Cognitive film theoryp. 175
The coded-message model of literaturep. 211
Wittgenstein on consciousness and language: a challenge to Derridean literary theoryp. 230
Wittgenstein, Freud and the nature of psychoanalytic explanationp. 254
Indexp. 297
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ISBN: 9780415228756
ISBN-10: 0415228751
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 21st September 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1

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