Thinking With Tolstoy and Wittgenstein: Expression, Emotion, and Art (Paperback)Henry Pickford (author)
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Pickford arrives at his theory by drawing on the writings of Wittgenstein to develop and modify the insights of Tolstoy's philosophy of art. Pickford shows how Tolstoy's encounter with Schopenhauer's thought on the one hand provided support for his ethical views but on the other hand presented a problem, exemplified in the case of music, for his aesthetic theory, a problem that Tolstoy could not successfully resolve. Wittgenstein's critical appreciation of Tolstoy's thinking, however, not only recovers its viability but also constructs a formidable position within contemporary debates concerning theories of emotion, ethics, and aesthetic expression.
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
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