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Making Sense of Wittgenstein’s Bloomsbury and Bloomsbury’s Wittgenstein

Gaile Pohlhaus Jr and Madelyn Detloff

in Queer Bloomsbury

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474401692
eISBN:
9781474422123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401692.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Ludwig Wittgenstein held a contradictory, queer position in Bloomsbury. He was in several homerotically-charged close friendships with men, including John Maynard Keynes, yet he was awkward in the ... More


Introduction

Toril Moi

in Revolution of the Ordinary: Literary Studies after Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226464305
eISBN:
9780226464589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226464589.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Ordinary language philosophy (OLP) is the philosophical tradition after Wittgenstein and Austin as constituted and extended by Cavell. OLP is also influenced by Diamond. The introduction provides a ... More


Revolution of the Ordinary: Literary Studies after Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell

Toril Moi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226464305
eISBN:
9780226464589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226464589.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book argues for the power of ordinary language philosophy (OLP) -- the tradition in philosophy inaugurated by Wittgenstein and Austin, and extended by Cavell -- to transform literary studies. ... More


“Five Red Apples”: Meaning and Use

Toril Moi

in Revolution of the Ordinary: Literary Studies after Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226464305
eISBN:
9780226464589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226464589.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 1 sets out the foundations of Wittgenstein’s vision of language through a detailed analysis of the beginning of Philosophical Investigations. It explains what the “Augustinian picture of ... More


Concepts: Wittgenstein and Deconstruction

Toril Moi

in Revolution of the Ordinary: Literary Studies after Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226464305
eISBN:
9780226464589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226464589.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Through an analysis of Derrida’s “Signature Event Context” alongside Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations the chapter compares Wittgenstein and Derrida’s understanding of concepts and theory, ... More


Critique, Clarity, and Common Sense: Ordinary Language Philosophy and Politics

Toril Moi

in Revolution of the Ordinary: Literary Studies after Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226464305
eISBN:
9780226464589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226464589.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Theorists from Gellner and Marcuse to Butler and Žižek accuse ordinary language philosophy of being inherently conservative or even reactionary, largely because they take this philosophy to endorse ... More


The Ghosts of Metaphysics: Logical Positivism and Disenchantment

Jason Ā. Josephson-Storm

in The Myth of Disenchantment: Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226403229
eISBN:
9780226403533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226403533.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Chapter 9 explores the connections between the Vienna Circle of positivism and the esoteric milieu. It shows how the founders of logical positivism, such as Otto Neurath, presented their philosophy ... More


Thinking through Examples: The Case of Intersectionality

Toril Moi

in Revolution of the Ordinary: Literary Studies after Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226464305
eISBN:
9780226464589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226464589.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Intersectionality theory’s notion of concepts and theory blocks its important and necessary project, namely to understand and name complex forms of oppression, the identities formed under such ... More


“Nothing Is Hidden”: Beyond the Hermeneutics of Suspicion

Toril Moi

in Revolution of the Ordinary: Literary Studies after Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226464305
eISBN:
9780226464589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226464589.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

As Rita Felski has documented, many literary critics believe that the task of literary criticism is to produce critique, and that critique requires readers to practice some form of the hermeneutics ... More


Mental Pictures

Joseph Mazur

in Enlightening Symbols: A Short History of Mathematical Notation and Its Hidden Powers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173375
eISBN:
9781400850112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173375.003.0023
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter considers the mental pictures of thought and images in relation to algebraic symbols. According to Ludwig Wittgenstein, “We make to ourselves pictures of facts.” For Wittgenstein, the ... More


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