On Wittgenstein

Author: Jaakko Hintikka
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534575946
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 65
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This brief text assists students in understanding Wittgenstein's philosophy and thinking so that they can more fully engage in useful, intelligent class dialogue and improve their understanding of course content. Part of the "Wadsworth Philosophers Series," (which will eventually consist of approximately 100 titles, each focusing on a single "thinker" from ancient times to the present), ON WITTGENSTEIN is written by a philosopher deeply versed in the philosophy of this key thinker. Like other books in the series, this concise book offers sufficient insight into the thinking of a notable philosopher better enabling students to engage in the reading and to discuss the material in class and on paper.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

there where you are not
Author: Michael Nedo,Guy Moreton,Alec Finlay,Ludwig Wittgenstein
Publisher: Black Dog Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 159
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'There Where You Are Not' is an album of writings and photographs that describe the sojourns of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein made throughout his lifetime, in his search to discover a retreat where he could live and work. The remote places to which he was drawn include the northerly landscapes of Iceland and Norway; the alpine village of Trattenbach, where he worked as a school teacher; and the late refuges that he found in Ireland, at Rosroe, "the last pool of darkness at the edge of Europe", and County Wicklow. What these landscapes share is a quality of 'quiet seriousness'. They also reflect aspects of his philosophy and his psychology. 'There Where You Are Not' relates the success and failure of Wittgenstein's quest for a 'house of thought. An album of writings and photographs by Wittgenstein describes his repeated flights from Cambridge; the places that he journeyed to, and those to which he returned in order to attempt new work on his philosophy. This album draws upon important material held in The Wittgenstein Archive, Cambridge-the largest collection of original biographical material on the philosopher-including reproductions from Wittgenstein's personal photographic albums.

Philosophical Occasions, 1912-1951

Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein,James Carl Klagge,Alfred Nordmann
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872201545
Category: Philosophy
Page: 560
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An essential resource for students of Wittgenstein, this collection contains faithful, in some cases expanded and corrected, versions of many important pieces never before available in a single volume, including Notes for the 'Philosophical Lecture', published here for the first time. Fifteen selections, with bi-lingual versions of those originally written in German, span the development of Wittgenstein's thought, his range of interests, and his methods of philosophical investigation. Short introductions, an index, and an updated version of Georg Henrik von Wright's The Wittgenstein Papers situate the selections within the broader context of the Wittgenstein corpus and the history of its publication.

Meanings of Pain

Author: Simon van Rysewyk
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319490222
Category: Medical
Page: 401
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Although pain is widely recognized by clinicians and researchers as an experience, pain is always felt in a patient-specific way rather than experienced for what it objectively is, making perceived meaning important in the study of pain. The book contributors explain why meaning is important in the way that pain is felt and promote the integration of quantitative and qualitative methods to study meanings of pain. For the first time in a book, the study of the meanings of pain is given the attention it deserves. All pain research and medicine inevitably have to negotiate how pain is perceived, how meanings of pain can be described within the fabric of a person’s life and neurophysiology, what factors mediate them, how they interact and change over time, and how the relationship between patient, researcher, and clinician might be understood in terms of meaning. Though meanings of pain are not intensively studied in contemporary pain research or thoroughly described as part of clinical assessment, no pain researcher or clinician can avoid asking questions about how pain is perceived or the types of data and scientific methods relevant in discovering the answers.

Ludwig Wittgenstein : Vienna edition : introduction

Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein,Michael Nedo
Publisher: Copernicus
ISBN: 9780387824987
Category: Philosophy
Page: 148
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This German/English book is the introductory volume of a planned 16-volume series presenting the unpublished work of Wittgenstein for the first time ever. It provides an essential foundation to further explore his work which, in his words, "came about in the course of these long and complex wanderings". 31 illustrations; 5 tables.

Recollections of Wittgenstein

Hermine Wittgenstein--Fania Pascal--F.R. Leavis--John King--M. O'C. Drury
Author: Rush Rhees
Publisher: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 236
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Essays offer a glimpse of the Vienna-born philosopher's personality, character, and life's work


Approaches to Immanuel Kant in Vienna, in Austria, and in Eastern Europe
Author: Violetta Waibel
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3847004816
Category: Philosophy
Page: 629
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“Detours” explores the reception of Kant’s works in Vienna, Austria and Eastern Europe from a historical point of view and focuses on six topics: Kant and Censorship, Kant and Karl Leonhard Reinhold, who was the first Kantian born in Vienna and became a precursor for German and Austrian Kant reception in Jena, Kant and Eastern Europe, Kant and his Poets, Kant and Phenomenology and Kant and the Vienna Circle. In this way, the ambivalent perception of Kant in Austria becomes clearer: On the one hand Kant was censored and criticized harshly but on the other hand Kant's philosophy was studied actively in the “underground”.

Discussions of Wittgenstein

Author: Rush Rhees
Publisher: Burns & Oates
ISBN: 9781855064928
Category: Philosophy
Page: 161
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Includes a review articles of books on Wittgenstein and independent discussions of special points of Wittgenstein's philosophy, as well as Rhee's personal reminiscences of his friend and teacher.

Europa! Europa?

Author: Sascha Bru
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110217716
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 534
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Biographical note: Sascha Bru, Genth University, Belgium; Peter Nicholls, University of Sussex, UK.

Living in a material world

economic sociology meets science and technology studies
Author: Trevor J. Pinch,Richard Swedberg
Publisher: The MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262662079
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 403
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Understanding the intersection of economic sociology and science and technology studies through the idea of materiality.

Søren Kierkegaard

A Biography
Author: Joakim Garff
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691091655
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 867
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History, philosophy, and psychological insights are integrated into a penetrating analysis of Sren Kierkegaard's life, works, and lasting influence on world intellectual history.

Roth Time

A Dieter Roth Retrospective
Author: Dirk Dobke,Dieter Roth
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN: 9780870700354
Category: Art
Page: 303
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Sculptor, poet, diarist, graphic designer, pioneer artist's book maker, performer, publisher, musician, and, most of all, provocateur, Dieter Roth has long been beloved as an artist's artist. Known for his mistrust of all art institutions and commercial galleries--he once referred to museums as funeral homes--he was also known for his generosity to friends, his collaborative spirit, and for including his family in his art making. Much to the frustration of any gallery that tried to exhibit his work (supposedly none more than once), Roth thumbed his nose at those who valued high purpose and permanence in art. Constantly trying to undo his art education, he would set up systems that discouraged the conventional and the consistent: he drew with both hands at once, preserved the discarded, and reveled in the transitory. Grease stains, mold formations, insect borings, and rotting foodstuffs were just some of the materials used, both out of a fascination with their painterly, textural aspects and for their innate ability to make time visible and play to chance. "More is better," he once said, and more there always was. Roth never stopped working, and he believed that everything could be art, from his sketch pad to the table he sat at, the telephone he talked on, or his friend's kitchen (the kitchen was later sold to a museum). "Roth Time: A Dieter Roth Retrospective" is published to mark the first major survey exhibition of the artist's work since his death in 1998. Five decades of drawings, graphics, books, paintings, objects, installations, films and video works are represented. The publication offers a window into Roth's creative world, reflecting him and his era. The exhibition is organized by the Schaulager with The Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Museum Ludwig, Cologne.

Jewish Women in Fin de Siècle Vienna

Author: Alison Rose
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292774648
Category: History
Page: 328
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Despite much study of Viennese culture and Judaism between 1890 and 1914, little research has been done to examine the role of Jewish women in this milieu. Rescuing a lost legacy, Jewish Women in Fin de Siècle Vienna explores the myriad ways in which Jewish women contributed to the development of Viennese culture and participated widely in politics and cultural spheres. Areas of exploration include the education and family lives of Viennese Jewish girls and varying degrees of involvement of Jewish women in philanthropy and prayer, university life, Zionism, psychoanalysis and medicine, literature, and culture. Incorporating general studies of Austrian women during this period, Alison Rose also presents significant findings regarding stereotypes of Jewish gender and sexuality and the politics of anti-Semitism, as well as the impact of German culture, feminist dialogues, and bourgeois self-images. As members of two minority groups, Viennese Jewish women nonetheless used their involvement in various movements to come to terms with their dual identity during this period of profound social turmoil. Breaking new ground in the study of perceptions and realities within a pivotal segment of the Viennese population, Jewish Women in Fin de Siècle Vienna applies the lens of gender in important new ways.

Freedom in the Making of Western Culture

Author: Orlando Patterson
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781850433583
Category: Civilization, Classical
Page: 487
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This work traces the origin and development of the idea of freedom in Western culture. It deals with three distinct forms of freedom: personal freedom; civic freedom (the right to participate in public life); and sovereign freedom (the right to exercise power over others).

Almost No Memory

Author: Lydia Davis
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466869240
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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Lydia Davis's collection Almost No Memory is richly inventive array of playful philosophical investigations, involuted domestic disputes, and fables of the dark fantastic. With wittily restrained intensity, she again portrays the contemplative self caught in the paradoxical world. In 'Pastor Elaine's Newsletter,' a harried mother studies a Bible passage; in 'Foucault and Pencil,' a troubled analyst on her way home from a session attempts to distract herself with a difficult French text; in 'Glenn Gould,' a former pianist tries to justify her dependence on a certain television show. The stories in Almost No Memory reveal an empathic, sometimes shattering understanding of human relations, as Davis, in a spare but resonant prose all her own, explores the limits of identity, of logic, and of the known and the knowable.


What’s up? Was ist hier los?
Author: Ula Schneider,Beatrix Zobl
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783211785874
Category: Art
Page: 152
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Als Jubiläumspublikation zum 10-jährigen Bestehen bietet das Buch einen reich illustrierten Einblick in die Vielfalt des Kunstprojektes SOHO IN OTTAKRING. Der Spielort im Wiener Bezirk Ottakring ist exemplarischer Ort globaler gesellschaftlicher Transformationen durch Migration und Ökonomisierung. Das Leitthema der Publikation sind die Möglichkeiten von Kunst im Spannungsfeld der verschiedenen Interessen am öffentlichen urbanen Raum. Namhafte Autoren setzen sich mit der Entwicklung des Gebietes und internationalen Vergleichsbeispielen auseinander.


Arenas of Creative Contest
Author: Janet Lungstrum,Elizabeth Sauer
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791434123
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 359
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Focuses on a very significant psycho-cultural concept (that of "agonistics" or "contestatory creativity") with ramifications in several areas of the postmodern debate: cultural philosophy, psychologies of race, gender and the body, and narratology.