Keyword Centrality analysis with Wittgenstein's Conversation on Freud

Joseph Wang, Ulrich Lobis


During the Project “Lectures on Aesthetics Contextualized” (FWF P21038) we have marked each keyword in every paragraph in Conversations on Freud, a chapter in Wittgenstein's Lectures and Conversation on Aesthetics, Psychology and Religious Belief. According to the relationship between keywords and sense units we have created a graph in which the nodes are keywords and lines are the co-location of two keywords in one sense unit. We then applied three different kinds of centrality-analysis on this graph. Results of centrality analysis are then compared to the usual interpretation of the text.


philosophy; Wittgenstein Ludwig; 20th century philosophy; Freud Sigmund; digital humanities; graph theory; Lectures and conversations on aesthetics, psychology and religious belief; psychoanalysis

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