Language and Solitude
Wittgenstein, Malinowski, and the Habsburg DilemmaeBook - 1998
Ernest Gellner (1925-1995) has been described as "one of the last great central European polymath intellectuals." In this, his last book, he throws new light on two key figures of the twentieth century: the philosopher Wittgenstein, and Malinowski, founder of modern British social anthropology. Gellner shows how the thought of both men grew from a common background of assumptions about human nature, society, and language. He ties together themes that preoccupied him, epitomizing his belief that philosophy--far from "leaving everything as it is"--is about important historical, social and personal issues.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c1998.
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xix, 209 p.)
Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK