Wittgenstein and modernism: An encounter of the third kind

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In earlier works, the author has twice discussed Wittgenstein’s work in relation to the modernist Geist that prevailed during his time. In the first, it was argued that the Tractatus was a modernist cornerstone, and then the idea was advanced that Wittgenstein’s later thought exemplified an essential modernist trait. Without contradicting these claims, a criticism is now offered on the aestheticism crucial to modernism and also to Wittgenstein’s thought.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-70
Number of pages18
JournalRevista de Historiografia
StatePublished - 2019


  • Aesthetics
  • Criticism
  • Modernism
  • Tractatus
  • Wittgenstein


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