Hamann, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein on the Language of Philosophers

Jonathan Gray

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In this chapter I shall examine some of Johann Georg Hamann’s claims about how philosophers misuse, misunderstand, and are misled by language. I will then examine how he anticipates things that Friedrich Nietzsche and Ludwig Wittgenstein say on this topic.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHamann and the Tradition (Topics in Historical Philosophy)
Place of PublicationIllinois
PublisherNorthwestern University Press
ISBN (Print)9780810127982
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameTopics in historical philosophy


  • Hamann
  • Nietzsche
  • Wittgenstein
  • Language
  • Philosophy
  • Reason
  • German Philosophy
  • Metacritique
  • Literature
  • History of Philosophy

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