The Aesthetic Commitment of Philosophical Analysis

Marilena Andronico


What is Wittgenstein saying when he claims that a philosophical investigation
resembles an aesthetic investigation? What do aesthetic issues and conceptual
issues have in common? I would like to show that, for Wittgenstein, a certain
kind of aesthetic experience is presupposed in philosophical analysis as he
comes to conceive of it in the Thirties. It is the experience of becoming
receptive to grammatical facts, and pursuing the exactness of expression that
characterizes the language of poetry.


philosophy; 20th century philosophy; Wittgenstein Ludwig; aesthetics; agreement; conceptual analysis; poetry; philosophical method

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