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Language and solitude : Wittgenstein, Malinowski, and the Habsburg dilemma

Author: Ernest Gellner
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©1998.
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Ernest Gellner (1925-1995) has been described as 'one of the last great central European polymath intellectuals'. His last book throws new light on two leading thinkers of their time. Wittgenstein, arguably the most influential and the most cited philosopher of the twentieth century, is famous for having propounded two radically different philosophical positions. Malinowski, the founder of modern British social  Read more...
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Gellner, Ernest.
Language and solitude.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©1998
(DLC) 97050568
(OCoLC)38073381
Named Person: Ludwig Wittgenstein; Bronislaw Malinowski; Ludwig Wittgenstein; Bronislaw Malinowski; Ludwig Wittgenstein; Bronislaw Malinowski; Bronisław Malinowski; Ludwig Wittgenstein; Ludwig Wittgenstein; Bronislaw Malinowski
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest Gellner
ISBN: 0511016093 9780511016097 0511172958 9780511172953 9780511612466 051161246X
OCLC Number: 51240497
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 209 pages)
Contents: Preface / David N. Gellner Foreword / Steven Lukes pt. I. The Habsburg dilemma. 1. Swing alone or swing together. 2. The rivals. 3. Genesis of the individualist vision. 4. The metaphysics of romanticism. 5. Romanticism and the basis of nationalism. 6. Individualism and holism in society. 7. Crisis in Kakania. 8. Pariah liberalism. 9. Recapitulation pt. II. Wittgenstein. 10. The loneliness of the long distance empiricist. 11. The poem to solitude, or: confessions of a transcendental ego who is also a Viennese Jew. 12. Ego and language. 13. The world as solitary vice. 14. The mystical. 15. The central proposition of the Tractatus: world without culture. 16. Wittgenstein mark 2. 17. Tertium non datur. 18. Joint escape. 19. Janik and Toulmin: a critique. 20. The case of the disappearing self. 21. Pariah communalism. 22. Iron cage Kafka style pt. III. Malinowski. 23. The birth of modern social anthropology. 24. The Malinowskian revolution. 25. How did Malinowski get there? 26. Whither anthropology? Or: whither Bronislaw? 27. The difference between Cracow and Vienna. 28. Malinowski's achievement and politics. 29. Malinowski's theory of language. 30. Malinowski's later mistake. 31. The (un)originality of Malinowski and Wittgenstein pt. IV. Influences. 32. The impact and diffusion of Wittgenstein's ideas. 33. The first wave of Wittgenstein's influence. 34. A belated convergence of philosophy and anthropology pt. V. Conclusions. 35. The truth of the matter. 36. Our present condition. Bibliographies of Ernest Gellner's writings on Wittgenstein, Malinowski, and nationalism.
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