Wittgenstein e o Realismo Religioso de Beethoven

Translated title of the contribution: Wittgenstein and Beethoven's Religious Realism

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This paper explores Wittgenstein’s lifelong interest in music. The first part offers an overview of the various authors mentioned throughout Wittgenstein’s corpus, particularly in the posthumous publications Culture and Value and Movements of Thought. The second part specifically examines some of Wittgenstein’s remarks on Beethoven focusing on the peculiar religious realism that Wittgenstein attributes to Beethoven’s work. Recent interpretations put forward by Matthew Lau and Béla Szabados are discussed. It is argued that these commentators fail to address the religious basis of Wittgenstein’s admiration for Beethoven.
Translated title of the contributionWittgenstein and Beethoven's Religious Realism
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)1203-1212
Number of pages10
JournalRevista Portuguesa de Filosofia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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