Michael A. Peters
February 26, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 184 Pages
ISBN 9780367861254 - CAT# 341924
Series: Educational Philosophy and Theory: Editor’s Choice
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This book is a collection of essays motivated by a ‘cultural’ reading of Wittgenstein. It includes some new essays and some that were originally published in Educational Philosophy and Theory. It includes a distinctive view on the ethics of reading Wittgenstein and the ethics of suicide that shaped him. It also examines the reception and engagement with Wittgenstein’s work in French philosophy with a chapter on post-analytic philosophy of education as a choice between Richard Rorty and Jean-Francois Lyotard. Peters examines Wittgenstein’s academic life at Cambridge University and his involvement as a student and faculty member in the Moral Sciences Club. Finally, the book provides an understanding of Wittgenstein styles of reasoning and the concept of worldview. Is it possible to escape the picture than holds us captive? This constitutes a challenging introduction to Wittgenstein’s work for academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of education and philosophy.