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Wittgenstein’s Remarks on Frazer

The Text and the Matter

Ed. by Albinus, Lars / Rothhaupt, Josef G. F. / Seery, Aidan

Series:On Wittgenstein 3

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    Publication Date:
    March 2016
    Copyright year:
    2016
    ISBN
    978-3-11-045506-9
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    This volume is dedicated to Wittgenstein's remarks on Frazer's The Golden Bough and represents a collaboration of scholars within philosophy and the study of religion. For the first time, specialized investigations of the philological and philosophical aspects Wittgenstein's manuscripts are combined with the outlook of philosophical anthropology and ritual studies.
    In the first section of the book Wittgenstein's remarks are presented and discussed in light of his Nachlass and relevant lecture-notes by G.E. Moore, reproduced in this book as facsimiles. The second section deals with the cultural and philosophical background of the early remarks, while the third section focuses specifically on the general problem of understanding as being a main issue of these remarks. The fourth section concentrates on the philosophical development characteristic of the later remarks. Finally, the fifth section reviews Wittgenstein's opposition to Frazer, and the ramifications of his remarks, in light of ritual studies.
    The book is intended for scholars in philosophy and religious studies, as well as for the general reader with an academic interest in philosophy and the philosophy of religion.

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    vii, 429 pages
    Language:
    English, German
    Type of Publication:
    Collection
    Keyword(s):
    Wittgenstein, Ludwig; Frazer, James George; philosophy of religion

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    L. Albinus, University of Aarhus, Denmark; J. G. F. Rothhaupt,LMU München, Germany; A. Seery, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

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