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Wittgenstein's Form of Life (To Imagine a Form of Life #1)

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Wittgenstein's Form of Life reveals the intricate relationship between language and life throughout Ludwig Wittgenstein's work. Drawing on the entire corpus of his writings, David Kishik offers a synoptic view of Wittgenstein's evolving thought by considering the notion of form of life as its vanishing center. The book takes its cue from the idea that ‘to imagine a languag ...more
Hardcover, 1st edition Continuum Studies in British Philosophy, 158 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published August 1st 2008)
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Rui Coelho
Sep 25, 2016 Rui Coelho rated it liked it
The Agambean concept of form-of-life comes from Wittgenstein, who seems to use it to name the existential context that gives meaning to each language-game. In this book, Kishik uses Wittgenstein's philosophy of language to provide content to a philosophy of life. He ends up saying some interesting (but not so original) things about form-of-life as inhabiting a world.
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Dec 20, 2012 and rated it really liked it
there's some nice things about this book, like the way he talks about wittgenstein in a way that is politically relevant. I'm unsure about his interpretation of wittgenstein's critique of Augustine, though.
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