Language and Reification. Some Remarks on Wittgenstein and Critical Theory

Demmerling, Christoph (1996) Language and Reification. Some Remarks on Wittgenstein and Critical Theory. Wittgenstein Studien, 3 (1).

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In this paper I defend the claim that, contrary to common assumptions, a comparison between Adorno's and Wittgenstein's reflections on language is of use in the development of a linguistic transformation of Critical Theory. Wittgenstein's reflections can be brought into a fruitful dialogue with Adorno's remarks on the function of concepts. The concept of reification was for a long time the basic concept of a critical theory of society. Nowadays it seems to be discredited. Wittgenstein's approach to linguistic analysis makes it possible to use this concept in a new way.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Frankfurter Schule, Adorno, Sprachspiel, Sprache, Sprachphilosophie, kritische, Theorie
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Sprachphilosophie
Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Wittgenstein Studien 1994-97
Philosophie > Geschichte der Philosophie > g) 20.Jahrhundert
Depositing User: Günther Friesinger
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2003
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:50

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