Language, Image and Silence: Kierkegaard and Wittgenstein on Ethics and Aesthetics

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This study examines the relation of image and language as well as the relation of ethics and aesthetics through a discussion of the positions of Kierkegaard and Wittgenstein. In the Tractatus Wittgenstein pursues the idea that the image can show what language cannot express and defends an aesthetic unity of ethics and aesthetics. Is he right? Is there not much to be said in favour of the opposite position, represented by Kierkegaard's pseudonymous author Judge William (in Either/Or )? William criticizes the image and ...

Language, Image and Silence: Kierkegaard and Wittgenstein on Ethics and Aesthetics 2006, Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften, Bern

ISBN-13: 9783039108428

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