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Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke


394 Pages

ISBN 978-3-319-40909-2

Philosophers in Depth

Wittgenstein on aesthetic understanding

Edited by

Garry L. Hagberg

This book investigates the significance of Wittgenstein’s philosophy for aesthetic understanding. Focusing on the aesthetic elements of Wittgenstein’s philosophical work, the authors explore connections to contemporary currents in aesthetic thinking and the illuminating power of Wittgenstein’s philosophy when considered in connection with the interpretation of specific works of literature, music, and the arts. Taken together, the chapters presented here show what aesthetic understanding consists of and the ways we achieve it, how it might be articulated, and why it isimportant. At a time of strong renewal of interest in Wittgenstein’s contributions to the philosophy of mind and language, this book offers insight into the connections between philosophical-psychological and linguistic issues and the understanding of the arts.

Publication details

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-40910-8

Full citation:

Hagberg, G. L. (ed) (2017). Wittgenstein on aesthetic understanding, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.

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