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Wittgenstein and Phenomenology

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2018.11.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Oskari Kuusela, Mihai Ometiță, and Timur Uçan (eds.), Wittgenstein and Phenomenology, Routledge, 2018, 280pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781138648654. Reviewed by  Charlotte Gauvry, FNRS/University of Liège The purpose of this book is explicitly twofold. First, it seeks to investigate the relation between Wittgenstein and the historical phenomenological tradition. More precisely, it focuses on a number of figures designed as the "key-figures" of the phenomenological tradition: Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty and Levinas (with a special emphasis on Merleau-Ponty). Second, it intends to clarify what Wittgenstein meant by "phenomenology" during his own brief 1929-32 phenomenological period. The volume consequently includes one introduction and ten chapters whose focuses are Wittgenstein's own phenomenological period (chapter 1, 2 and 6), Wittgenstein and Husserl (chapter 3), Wittgenstein and Heidegger. . .

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