(of Artistic Concerns) Cecil Orion
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Some Books by or about Ludwig Wittgenstein
Wittgenstein by John Heaton, Judy Groves (Illustrator), appignan
Ludwig Wittgenstein has captured the popular imagination as the modern
Socrates. He is considered the master of enigmatic logic and is a fascinating
and attractive icon of modernism. Here is an accessible guide to the man
who prized poetry over philosophy, a tormented soul who thrived on jokes
and crime fiction, a loner who inspired lifelong friendships.
Ladder : Poetic Language and the Strangeness of the Ordinary by Marjorie
Anyone interested in either Wittgenstein or poetry should read this
book. It does a remarkably good job of both philosophical and literary
analysis, making the case that poetry, like philosophy as conceived by
Wittgenstein, embodies the curious collision of the mystical with the mundane
which best demonstrates the limits of language. Tightly reasoned and methodical,
the book explains why Wittgenstein has had so much influence on aesthetic
and ethical projects of the Twentieth Century, and suggests why that
will continue. "The pursuit of the ordinary may well be the most
interesting game in town."
As Language : Wittgenstein, Meaning, and Aesthetic Theory by
G. L. Hagberg
I can't claim to have read everything there is about Wittgenstein,
or even half. But as a long time reader of Wittgenstein and his various
explicators, I urge anyone interested in W. to purchase this book.
books from amazon.com
and Brown Books by Ludwig Wittgenstein
If you've never read Wittgenstein, bear down; and soon enough you'll
cry, and shout, and praise God--blessed are the hours this man lived! Make
room on your bedside table, tear out and fold the pages so you can carry
them in your pocket; invest in your enlightenment.