Aesthetic Aspects on Persons in Kant, Schiller, and Wittgenstein

Wenzel, Christian Helmut (2002) Aesthetic Aspects on Persons in Kant, Schiller, and Wittgenstein. In: UNSPECIFIED Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, pp. 282-283.


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There are two aspects of persons, which are predominant in contemporary philosophy, one being epistemological and the other moral. The first aspect focuses on problems of continuity and personal identity, the second on questions of moral responsibility. Both aspects are related to the double meaning of the Latin word "persona�, which stood, roughly, first for the role someone plays in a system - be it on stage or in society - and later, under the influence of Christian traditions, was used to express someone"s uniqueness and individuality. But there are further aspects of what is essential for a person, aspects, which, although having been paid attention to in the past, are now rather neglected. These are a person"s development, free will, and personality. I want to show here how Kant"s theory of aesthetic contemplation and Wittgenstein"s notion of language games are useful for a better understanding of these aspects of a person.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Concept of Person; aesthetic contemplation; language games; Bildung; Kant, I.; Schiller, F.; Wittgenstein, L.
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Ästhetik, Kunstphilosophie
Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Wittgenstein Symposium Kirchberg, Pre-Proceedings > Kirchberg 2002
Depositing User: Stefan Köstenbauer
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:52

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