Wittgenstein, Theory and the Arts
Edited by Richard Allen, Malcolm Turvey
Routledge – 2006 – 320 pages
This is the first full exploration of the implications of Wittgenstein's philosophy for understanding the arts and cultural criticism. These original essays by philosophers and critics address key philosophical topics in the study of the arts and culture, such as humanism, criticism, psychology, painting, film and ethics. All exemplify Wittgenstein's method of conceptual investigation and highlight his notion of philosophy as a cure.
'This is an interesting collection … all the essays are worth reading.' - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
'A carefully structured and finely nuanced investigation of Wittgenstein, theory and the arts … this anthology is most effective and it's approach most helpful.' - British Journal of Aesthetics
Richard Allen is Associate Professor of Cinema Studies at New York University. Malcolm Turvey teachs film history at Sarah Lawrence College in New York State.