Collection Les Cahiers d'Histoire de la Philos
608 pages - mars 2013
Wittgenstein, that brilliant and unclassifiable philosopher, still fascinates us and, despite the considerable amount of studies devoted to him over the past half century, his work and thinking retain a resolute element of mystery. He who wished to remembered historically as the man ‘who burned down the library at Alexandria’ — in other words who put an end to ‘great western philosophy’ — as he once expressed it in a manuscript, is first and foremost a relentless thinker who laboured over the same problems, day after day, with an obstinacy bordering on obsession – a philosopher who made no concessions, always rejecting the easy option and subjecting himself to the same pitiless critical gaze. This volume strives to represent the different facets of his work by assembling studies which were originally written in various different languages — some of them already classics, others published here for the first time — taking in the exegetic controversies that greeted his work, beginning with the one which has arisen in the past twenty years between the upholders of the ‘New Wittgenstein’ and those partisan to the orthodox interpretations. The contributors here demonstrate Wittgenstein’s topicality as regards philosophy in general, extending well beyond the circle of his disciples and that division, of such little relevance to an understanding of his thinking, between continental and analytic philosophy.
- Dimensions : 135x195x30
- ISBN : 9782204086851
- Poids : 680 grammes
Avec la collaboration de : Christiane Chauviré, Claude Romano, Cora Diamond, Danièle Moyal-Sharrock, Denis Perrin, Élise Marrou, Jacques Bouveresse, Jean-Jacques Rosat, Jean-Philippe Narboux, Juliet Floyd, Peter Michael Stephan Hacker, Vincent Descombes, Wolfgang Kienzler