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Dialectic of the Ladder : Wittgenstein, the 'Tractatus' and Modernism

By: Ware, Ben.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015Description: 1 online resource (233 p.).ISBN: 9781472591425.Subject(s): Ethics | Language and languages -- Philosophy | Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951. Tractatus logico-philosophicusGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Dialectic of the Ladder : Wittgenstein, the 'Tractatus' and ModernismDDC classification: 192 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover page; Halftitle page; Series page; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Preface; 1 Modernity-Modernism-Avant-Garde; Language, culture and crisis; The paradoxes of modernity; 'Modernity': Two contemporary analyses; The emergence of autonomy and the ideology of taste; Modernism: From negation to emancipation; Modernism, mass culture and linguistic turns; 2 Ethics and the Literary in Wittgenstein's Tractatus; I.; Strictly philosophical and at the same time literary; How to read the Tractatus; Giving the essence of the world
'We make to ourselves pictures of facts''The logical form of reality'; Discarding ladders, dealing with nonsense; The engagement with Frege; Varieties of resolutism and the meaning of dialectic; No kinds of nonsense; II.; Style is the picture of the man; Deceiving the reader into clarity; Philosophy and poetry; Towards ethics; 3 Modernity, Culture and the Question of Politics; I.; A culture in decline?; Modernity and the ladder; II.; Wittgenstein and the question of politics; Wittgenstein's blindness; 4 The Tractatus , Modernism and the Limits of Language; The Tractatus and limits
Limits, Adorno and the Kantian 'block'Limits and modernism; The illusion of limits; The Tractatus and solipsism; Overcoming solipsism; The Tractatus , loneliness and modernism; The Tractatus and modernism reconsidered; 5 Towards a Literary Use of Wittgenstein: The Tractatus and Kafk a's 'Der Bau'; High to late modernism: The development of Wittgenstein's thought; Notes; References; Index
Summary: Ludwig Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1922) remains one of the most enigmatic works of twentieth century thought. In this bold and original new study, Ben Ware argues that Wittgenstein's early masterpiece is neither an analytic treatise on language and logic, nor a quasi-mystical work seeking to communicate 'ineffable' truths. Instead, we come to understand the Tractatus by grasping it in a twofold sense: first, as a dialectical work which invites the reader to overcome certain 'illusions of thought'; and second as a modernist work whose anti-philosophical ambition is intima
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Cover page; Halftitle page; Series page; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Preface; 1 Modernity-Modernism-Avant-Garde; Language, culture and crisis; The paradoxes of modernity; 'Modernity': Two contemporary analyses; The emergence of autonomy and the ideology of taste; Modernism: From negation to emancipation; Modernism, mass culture and linguistic turns; 2 Ethics and the Literary in Wittgenstein's Tractatus; I.; Strictly philosophical and at the same time literary; How to read the Tractatus; Giving the essence of the world

'We make to ourselves pictures of facts''The logical form of reality'; Discarding ladders, dealing with nonsense; The engagement with Frege; Varieties of resolutism and the meaning of dialectic; No kinds of nonsense; II.; Style is the picture of the man; Deceiving the reader into clarity; Philosophy and poetry; Towards ethics; 3 Modernity, Culture and the Question of Politics; I.; A culture in decline?; Modernity and the ladder; II.; Wittgenstein and the question of politics; Wittgenstein's blindness; 4 The Tractatus , Modernism and the Limits of Language; The Tractatus and limits

Limits, Adorno and the Kantian 'block'Limits and modernism; The illusion of limits; The Tractatus and solipsism; Overcoming solipsism; The Tractatus , loneliness and modernism; The Tractatus and modernism reconsidered; 5 Towards a Literary Use of Wittgenstein: The Tractatus and Kafk a's 'Der Bau'; High to late modernism: The development of Wittgenstein's thought; Notes; References; Index

Ludwig Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1922) remains one of the most enigmatic works of twentieth century thought. In this bold and original new study, Ben Ware argues that Wittgenstein's early masterpiece is neither an analytic treatise on language and logic, nor a quasi-mystical work seeking to communicate 'ineffable' truths. Instead, we come to understand the Tractatus by grasping it in a twofold sense: first, as a dialectical work which invites the reader to overcome certain 'illusions of thought'; and second as a modernist work whose anti-philosophical ambition is intima

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Ben Ware is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, UK.

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