Mr Philip Mills

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My thesis, Poetics of Philosophy: Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, and the Art of Language, investigates the way in which the relation between philosophy and poetry shapes the aims and scope of philosophy. Poetry brings philosophy to question language and its relation to the world because the ideas of meaning, reference, and truth cannot be thought of as they traditionally are in poetic practices. One of the consequences of this impossibility is that philosophy has to rethink its task and its style. The specific style Nietzsche and Wittgenstein adopt in philosophy becomes an answer to the question of the relation between philosophy, poetry, and language. 

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