English | 9 Oct. 2017 | ISBN: 3319409093 | 412 Pages | PDF | 15.71 MB
This book investigates the significance of Wittgenstein’s philosophy for aesthetic understanding. Focusing on the aesthetic elements of Wittgenstein’s philosophical work, the authors explore connections to contemporary currents in aesthetic thinking and the illuminating power of Wittgenstein’s philosophy when considered in connection with the interpretation of specific works of literature, music, and the arts. The chapters presented here show what aesthetic understanding consists of and how we achieve it, how it might be articulated, and why it is important. At a time of strong renewal of interest in Wittgenstein’s philosophy of mind and language, this book offers insight into the connections between the understanding of persons and the understanding of art.