LETTER OF SEMINAR 90
 

ARTS & SOCIETIES

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Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po

 
 
 

WITTGENSTEIN AND THE WORLD OF OBJECTS
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Ludwig Wittgenstein (April 26, 1889—April 29, 1951)

Olivier Berggruen
Wittgenstein and Aesthetics



Editorial Director: Laurence Bertrand Dorléac
Editorial Staff: Julie Sissia, Carole Giry
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Olivier Berggruen takes an interest in the status of the objects at the home of Ludwig Wittgenstein, whose thought as well as the conditions for his existence he examines.  He shows us why it should not be forgotten that Wittgenstein was not only a philosopher but also a gardener, an ambulance driver, and an engineer, as he was, starting in 1926, the partial creator of his sister’s house on Kundmanngasse.  His treatment of the slightest details in his architectural work not only has its own significance, but it also sheds new light on his outlook in the domains of art and philosophy.  His taste for sparsity does not mean that he failed to pay attention to a variety of objects.  Quite the contrary.

Laurence Bertrand Dorléac
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