Mysticism And Architecture

Mysticism And Architecture

by Roger Paden
     
 

A multi-disciplinary study of the house that the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein built for his sister in Vienna between 1926 and 1928, this book weaves together ideas taken from a number of disciplines_sociology, political science, aesthetics, architecture, urban planning, and philosophy_to develop a complex, multifaceted interpretation of the purpose and design of

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A multi-disciplinary study of the house that the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein built for his sister in Vienna between 1926 and 1928, this book weaves together ideas taken from a number of disciplines_sociology, political science, aesthetics, architecture, urban planning, and philosophy_to develop a complex, multifaceted interpretation of the purpose and design of the house, which, in turn, is used to ground a new interpretation of Wittgenstein's philosophical works emphasizing their mystical nature and practical purpose.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739115626
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Series:
Toposophia: Sustainability, Dwelling, Design Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.69(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents


Figures     ix
Preface     xi
Worldviews, Meanings, and Biographies     1
"A House Turned Logic"     15
The Palais Stonborough in its Urban and Architectural Contexts     41
Not "Just Gassing"     71
Wittgenstein's Self Refuting Biography     123
"An Ethical Deed"     153
"A Hothouse Plant"     171
Selected Bibliography     199
Index     205
About the Author     211

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