Month: December 2014 (page 1 of 1)

Wittgenstein, Tolstoy and the Folly of Logical Positivism

Stuart Greenstreet explains how analytical philosophy got into a mess.

This year’s centenary of the First World War coincides with Ludwig Wittgenstein beginning writing his Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. Not the least astonishing fact about it is that most of it was written between 1914 and 1918 by a brave young soldier fighting at the front line.

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What is Fiction for?

How can literature, which consists of nothing more than the description of imaginary events and situations, offer any insight into the workings of 'human reality' or 'the human condition'? Can mere words illuminate something that we call 'reality'?

Bernard Harrison answers these questions in his profoundly original work, What is Fiction For?, and seeks to re-enfranchise reality in the realms of art and discourse. Read the flyer.