Hamann, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein on the Language of Philosophers
Hamann and the Tradition, edited by Lisa Marie Anderson (Illinois: Northwestern University Press, 2012), pp. 104-121
25 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2014 Last revised: 28 Mar 2015
Date Written: January 20, 2011
In this chapter I shall examine some of Johann Georg Hamann’s claims about how philosophers misuse, misunderstand, and are misled by language. I will then examine how he anticipates things that Friedrich Nietzsche and Ludwig Wittgenstein say on this topic.
Keywords: Johann Georg Hamann, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosophy of language, language, philosophy, Hamann, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein
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