This study explores the points of contact found in the works of Tolstoy and Wittgenstein with regard to two topics – art and morals – and the relationship between them. The juxtaposition is achieved, for the most part, through a Wittgensteinian reading of Tolstoy. A group of Tolstoy texts is placed in more or less explicit dialogue with the work of Wittgenstein so as to emphasize certain lines of continuity in the Russian writer’s literary output, and also to point out some of the changes. Another aim is to show how that output sets out – though not in a rigorous or systematic fashion – some of the topics, images and formulations scattered throughout Wittgenstein’s work, both pre- and post-Tractatus.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|