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Language and Solitude Wittgenstein, Malinowski and the Habsburg Dilemma

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ISBN-10: 0521639972

ISBN-13: 9780521639972

Edition: 1998

Authors: Ernest Gellner, David Gellner, Steven Lukes

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In this work, Gellner shows how the thought of both Wittgenstein and Malinowski grew from a common background of assumptions - widely shared in the Habsburg Empire of their youth - about human nature, society, and language.
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Book details

List price: $42.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/28/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 230
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

David N Gellner is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of All Souls. He is the author of Monk, Householder, and Tantric Priest (1992) and The Anthropology of Buddhism and Hinduism: Weberian Themes (2001), and the co-author (with Sarah LeVine) of Rebuilding Buddhism: The Theravada Movement in Twentieth-Century Nepal (2005). Among his other edited volumes are Contested Hierarchies: A Collaborative Ethnography of Caste among the Newars of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal (with D. Quigley, 1995), Nationalism and Ethnicity in a Hindu Kingdom (with J. Pfaff-Czarnecka and J. Whelpton, Harwood, 1997; 2nd edition, 2008), Resistance and the State: Nepalese Experiences (2003;…    

Preface
Foreword
The Habsburg Predicament
Swing alone or swing together
The rivals
Genesis of the individualist vision
The metaphysics of romanticism
Romanticism and the basis of nationalism
Individualism and holism in society
Crisis in Kakania
Pariah liberalism
Recapitulation
Wittgenstein
The loneliness of the long-distance empiricist
The poem to solitude, or: confessions of a rranscendental ego who is also a Viennese Jew
The ego and language
The world as solitary vice
The mystical
The central proposition of the Tractatus: world without culture
Wittgenstein mark 2
Tertium non datur
Joint escape
Janik and Toulmin: a critique
The case of the disappearing self
Pariah communalism
Iron cage Kafka style
Malinowski
The birth of modern social anthropology
The Malinowskian revolution
How did Malinowski get there?
Whither anthropology? or: wither Bronislaw Malinowski?
The difference between Krakow and Vienna
Malinowski's achievement and politics
Malinowski's theory of language
Malinowski's later mistake
The (un)originality of Malinowski and Wittgenstein
Influences
The impact and diffusion of Wittgenstein's ideas
The first wave of Wittgenstein's influence
A belated convergence of philosophy and anthropology
Conclusions
The truth of the matter
Our present condition
General bibliography
Jarvie, Bibliography of Ernest Gellner's writings on Wittgenstein, Malinowski, and nationalism