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: Wolfgang Heuer
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2020 14:30
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2020 14:31

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