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Wittgenstein e Spengler: la svolta fisiognomica
Journal Title: PARADIGMI 
Author/s: Allan Janik 
Year:  2008 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  16 Pg. 131-146 FullText PDF:  86 KB

Wittgenstein and Spengler: the Physiognomical Turn - The paper explores Spengler’s influence upon Wittgenstein by comparing their respective views on the following six points. 1. There is a form of knowledge, Menschenkenntnis, that cannot be expressed in propositions; 2. Language involves more than mere communication. Expression is a more primitive function; 3. The morphological method: philosophy is a matter of describing physiognomies; 4. Mathematics is not a matter of one but of several heterogeneous techniques for solving problems; 5. The basis of aesthetics is our aesthetic reactions to things; 6. Culture degenerates into civilization.

Allan Janik, in "PARADIGMI" 2/2008, pp. 131-146, DOI:


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