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Allan Janik

Autor(a) de Wittgenstein's Vienna

11 Works 611 Membros 2 Críticas

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Set in the hot bed of ideas at the end of the nineteenth century this book covers the man at the center of philosophic discussions, Ludwig Wittgenstein. But more than that this is a work of cultural history defining the meaning of the changes abounding from the preoccupations of a society undergoing profound changes.
The arc of the books narrative takes the reader from Habsburg Vienna during the last days of empire through changes to language, culture, and philosophy. Leavened by references to art, music, and literature the book attempts to make a case for the intelligibility of these changes.
One reads about the impact of the thought of Sigmund Freud; the music of Arnold Schonberg; and the art of Klimt, Kokoschka, and others. If you are interested in the roots of Robert Musil's early work or the impact of the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer you should read this book. It is a seminal work in the history of ideas.
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jwhenderson | 1 outra crítica | Mar 15, 2022 |
Not really a review, but this book proved to me that I have two degrees of separation from Wittgenstein and three from Adolf Hitler! I used to work for a man called Matthew Toulmin, who was co-author Professor Stephen Toulmin's son; and Professor Toulmin worked with Wittgenstein when he went to America after the war! (And as there is evidence that Wittgenstein attended the same school as Hitler, that's where I get that connection...)
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Obras
11
Membros
611
Popularidade
#41,144
Avaliação
4.2
Críticas
2
ISBN
36
Línguas
8

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