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The Scope of Artistic Understanding – A Wittgensteinian Perspective

Lecture: Stefan Majetschak | Section: Summaries

▷ This article is only available in the German w/k. See Part I and Part II.

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Stefan Mejatschak brings together Wittgenstein’s scattered thoughts on aesthetic and art theoretical questions to form a coherent concept. The main focus lies on what it really means to understand a work of art. The understanding of a work of art is seen as the perception of a new aspect of an object. Following on from Wittgenstein, this article further examines how experts proceed when justifying aesthetic judgements.


Picture above the text: Signature of Ludwig Wittgenstein. Photo: User Scewing (Wikipedia). Lizenz: CC0 1.0.

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