Mysticism and Architecture

Mysticism and Architecture : Wittgenstein and the Meanings of the Palais Stonborough

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A multi-disciplinary study of the house that the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein built for his sister in Vienna between 1926 and 1928, this book weaves together ideas taken from a number of disciplines_sociology, political science, aesthetics, architecture, urban planning, and philosophy_to develop a complex, multifaceted interpretation of the purpose and design of the house, which, in turn, is used to ground a new interpretation of Wittgenstein's philosophical works emphasizing their mystical nature and practical more

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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 142.2 x 226.1 x 17.8mm | 158.76g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739115626
  • 9780739115626
  • 1,496,888

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Paden's otherwise salutary contributions to an understanding of Wittgenstein's ethics and aesthetic concerns here serve to efface fundamental shifts that undoubtedly took place in his philosophical development. Paden's book is thus interesting and ambitious... H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Onlineshow more

About Roger Paden

Roger Paden is associate professor of philosophy at George Mason more

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