Chapter 25. Wittgenstein and Literary Language

  1. Garry L. Hagberg Chair3 and
  2. Walter Jost Professor of English4
  1. Jon Cook Professor Dean Faculty1 and
  2. Rupert Read Reader2

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444315592.ch25

A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature

A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature

How to Cite

Cook, J. and Read, R. (2010) Wittgenstein and Literary Language, in A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature (eds G. L. Hagberg and W. Jost), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444315592.ch25

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of East Anglia, UK

  2. 4

    University of Virginia, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Washington University in St Louis, UK

  2. 2

    University of East Anglia, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405141703

Online ISBN: 9781444315592

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Keywords:

  • Wittgenstein and literary language;
  • Dickens's novel, Hard Times - limits of either Kantian or utilitarian ethical systems;
  • “pre-critical” experiences of literature;
  • describing literary experience in terms of grammatical display;
  • Mukarowski proposing - poetic language, deviation from less pronounced version or versions of standard language;
  • Stevens' “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird”;
  • alluding to romantic tradition of nature poetry;
  • One cannot do philosophy properly without engaging with – without inhabiting – one's own to mire oneself