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Ludwig Wittgenstein

Miles Hollingworth

Abstract

This reflexive book on Ludwig Wittgenstein’s life and thought challenges the meaning and form of biography and subject as much as it launches radical new treatments of Wittgenstein’s sexuality and religious thinking. From first to last, Wittgenstein’s philosophy sought to demonstrate that certainty is a function of the method it employs, rather than a knowledge of the existence or nonexistence of its objects. A devastating insight that appears to make the natural and the supernatural into equally useless examples of each other. This biography proceeds in the same way. Scattered in every direct ... More

Keywords: Ludwig Wittgenstein, biography, God, sex, meaning, natural, supernatural

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190873998
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190873998.001.0001

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Miles Hollingworth, author

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