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In the last half-century Ludwig Wittgenstein's relevance beyond analytic philosophy, to continental philosophy, to cultural studies, and to the arts has been widely acknowledged. Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus was published in 1922 - the annus mirabilis of modernism - alongside Joyce's Ulysses, Eliot's The Waste Land, Mansfield's The Garden Party and Woolf's Jacob's Room. Bertolt Brecht's first play to be produced, Drums in the Night, was first staged in 1922, as was Jean Cocteau's Antigone, with settings by Pablo Picasso and music by Arthur Honegger. In different ways, all these modernist landmarks dealt with the crisis of representation and the demise of eternal metaphysical and ethical truths. Wittgenstein's Tractatus can be read as defining, expressing and reacting to this crisis. In his later philosophy, Wittgenstein adopted a novel philosophical attitude, sensitive to the ordinary uses of language as well as to the unnoticed dogmas they may betray.

Title Understanding Wittgenstein, understanding modernism / edited by Anat Matar.
Co-Author Matar, Anat, 1956- (editor)
Publisher New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc
Creation Date 2017
Content Conceptualizing Wittgenstein -- Wittgenstein and aesthetics -- Glossary.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Understanding philosophy, understanding modernism
Format xv, 270 pages
24 cm.
Language English
Identifier ISBN9781501302435 (hardback : alk. paper)
ISBN1501302434 (hardback : alk. paper)
System Number 990040894070205171

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