Unlikely Bedfellows? On a recent rapprochement between Hegel and Wittgenstein

Di Guido Tana

In: Hegel and/in/on Translation XLIX , No. 1-2 ( 2020 )

Sezione Discussioni / Discussions


To bring together two philosophical figures, contemporary or historical, some kind of common ground is usually presupposed. Be it a recent debate in which the thinkers have taken opposite stands, or the historical development of an idea or philosophical school from one to the other, these kinds of comparative considerations command scholars’ attention when an appropriate dialectical framework functioning as a backdrop for the encounter is at least in place. A rather different endeavor is to establish such an interpretive and philosophical framework; the task appears daunting when such an attempt has never undertaken before due to the selected figures belonging to entirely different conceptions of what philosophy should consist of. This is the case under scrutiny in this critical notice.