Wittgenstein's Form of Life (Continuum Studies in British Philosophy)

By: David Kishik

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Wittgenstein's Form of Life reveals the intricate relationship between language and life throughout Ludwig Wittgenstein's work. Drawing on the entire corpus of his writings, David Kishik offers a synoptic view of Wittgenstein's evolving thought by considering the notion of form of life as its vanishing center. The book takes its cue from the idea that 'to imagine a language means to imagine a form of life', in order to present the first holistic account of Wittgenstein's philosophy in the spirit of a new wave of interpretations, pioneered by Stanley Cavell, Cora Diamond and James Conant. It is also an enticing contribution to the rising discourse revolving around the subject of life, led by the recent work of Giorgio Agamben. Standing on the threshold between the Analytic and the Continental philosophical traditions, Kishik shows how Wittgenstein's philosophy of language points toward a new philosophy of life, thereby making a unique contribution to our ethical and political thought.

Title: Wittgenstein's Form of Life (Continuum Studies in British Philosophy)

Author Name: David Kishik

Categories: Other,

Publisher: U.S.A., Bloomsbury Academic: 2012

ISBN Number: 1441171991

ISBN Number 13: 9781441171993

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 098621

Description: New. May have slight shelfware from storage. Wittgenstein's Form of Life (Continuum Studies in British Philosophy). By David Kishik. Product Details Series: Continuum Studies in British Philosophy (Book 106) Paperback: 158 pages Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic; 1 edition (January 5, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1441171991 ISBN-13: 9781441171993 Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 0.3 inches

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