Wittgenstein, Theory and the Arts

Wittgenstein, Theory and the Arts


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Wittgenstein, Theory and the Arts by Richard Allen

This is the first full exploration of the implications of Wittgenstein's philosophy for understanding the arts and cultural criticism. These original essays by philosophers and critics address key philosophical topics in the study of the arts and culture, such as humanism, criticism, psychology, painting, film and ethics. All exemplify Wittgenstein's method of conceptual investigation and highlight his notion of philosophy as a cure.

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ISBN-13: 9780415408257
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/06/2006
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Richard Allen is Associate Professor of Cinema Studies at New York University. Malcolm Turvey teachs film history at Sarah Lawrence College in New York State.

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