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Groundless Grounds: A Study of Wittgenstein and Heidegger

Lee Braver


Ludwig Wittgenstein and Martin Heidegger are two of the most important—and two of the most difficult—philosophers of the twentieth century, indelibly influencing the course of continental and analytic philosophy, respectively. This book argues that the views of both thinkers emerge from a fundamental attempt to create a philosophy which has dispensed with everything transcendent so that we may be satisfied with the human. Examining the central topics of their thought in detail, the author finds that Wittgenstein and Heidegger construct a philosophy based on original finitude—finitude without t ... More

Keywords: analytic philosophy, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Martin Heidegger, original finitude, infinite, reason, philosophers, continental philosophy, human, influential thinkers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780262016896
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262016896.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lee Braver, author