In this paper we will attempt a “distant reading” of the (mainly) philosophical literature on and about Ludwig Wittgenstein. We are not doing research on Wittgenstein’s work as such but on people doing research on him. This is one first sense according to which we understand the meaning of ‘distance’ in our ‘distant reading.’ The second sense is that we are not studying those people through a close reading of their texts, but through a reconstruction of the aggregate properties of their works and of themselves as authors. Indeed, it is a sociology of philosophical work (addressed from the vantage point of its output, as bibliography) what we are attempting here (on the possibilities and sense of a sociology of bibliography see the classic McKenzie 1986; see also Santoro and Gallelli 2016).

Reading Wittgenstein between the Texts / M. Santoro, E. Riviera, M. Airoldi. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Distant Reading and Data-Driven Research in the History of Philosophy tenutosi a Torino nel 2017.

Reading Wittgenstein between the Texts

M. Airoldi
2017

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In this paper we will attempt a “distant reading” of the (mainly) philosophical literature on and about Ludwig Wittgenstein. We are not doing research on Wittgenstein’s work as such but on people doing research on him. This is one first sense according to which we understand the meaning of ‘distance’ in our ‘distant reading.’ The second sense is that we are not studying those people through a close reading of their texts, but through a reconstruction of the aggregate properties of their works and of themselves as authors. Indeed, it is a sociology of philosophical work (addressed from the vantage point of its output, as bibliography) what we are attempting here (on the possibilities and sense of a sociology of bibliography see the classic McKenzie 1986; see also Santoro and Gallelli 2016).
Settore M-FIL/06 - Storia della Filosofia
Settore SPS/08 - Sociologia dei Processi Culturali e Comunicativi
Reading Wittgenstein between the Texts / M. Santoro, E. Riviera, M. Airoldi. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Distant Reading and Data-Driven Research in the History of Philosophy tenutosi a Torino nel 2017.
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