Wittgenstein and Literature


My dissertation was on Ludwig Wittgenstein’s readings of Fyodor M. Dostoevsky, and on W.G. Sebald’s references to Wittgenstein’s person and philosophy in his novels. The focus of the investigation was the anti-Cartesian approach to ‘inner’ life, such as intentions or pain in the works of all three.

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My dissertation was published as A Picture Held Us Captive: On Aisthesis and Interiority in Ludwig Wittgenstein, Fyodor M. Dostoevsky and W.G. Sebald, as part of the series On Wittgenstein at Walter de Gruyter.