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Wittgenstein verabscheut »Wittgenstein« und schaut sich »Annie Get Your Gun« an

Schuff, Jochen

Zeitschrift für Ästhetik und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft, Bd. 55 (2010), Iss. 1: S. 91–107

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The relation between film and philosophy is a relation marked by tensions. The article’s aim is to unfold these tensions and to fathom them out. The figure of Wittgenstein as a philosopher and film spectator serves as a leitmotif throughout the course of the argument. Following the lines based in this motif, the philosophical unavailability of film becomes apparent. In order to understand what we mean by film and do with films, a specific aesthetic perspective is essential. This means, in particular, that film is to be understood within the practice of art. Eventually the author presents approaches to such a view in short conceptual reflections.