Showings (Wittgenstein): A Double Sestina

  • Christopher NorrisEmail author
Part of the The Frontiers Collection book series (FRONTCOLL)


This inseparableness of everything in the world from language has intrigued modern thinkers, most notably Wittgenstein. If its limits—that is, the precise point at which sense becomes nonsense—could somehow be defined, then speakers would not attempt to express the inexpressible. Therefore, said Wittgenstein, do not put too great a burden upon language.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of English, Communication and PhilosophyCardiff UniversityCardiffUK

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