Apr 28, 2005

Sceptical of the whole genre of philosophizing

Terry Eagleton in a review of a new book on Ludwig Wittgenstein's paradoxical relationship with aesthetics: Wittgenstein "belonged to that heretical sub-current of philosophical thought that can compress a whole complex argument into some earthy dictum, gnomic epiphany, or striking image. [He] preferred a montage of fragments to a conventionally ordered argument."

By the way, if someone knows of or sees something good on Wittgenstein's mysticism, I'd be very interested.

(via A&LD)