Chantal Bax

Winner Dissertation Prize 2010

Subjectivity after Wittgenstein. Wittgenstein’s embodied and embedded subject and the debate about death of man

Supervisor: Prof. dr M.J.B. Stokhof
Nomination: University of Amsterdam, Faculty of  Humanities

Report by the selection committee

The author gives evidence of ample knowledge of the work of Wittgenstein and a broad vision on his work. This investigation into the concept of the ‘subject’ in Wittgenstein and later non- and post-Cartesians is well written and provided with a confident own interpretation of the author. The study is interesting because it sketches the relationship between man and his surroundings – time, society – but also the relation between thinking about man and thinking about society. This second aspect is the concern of everybody who happens to occupy oneself with matters of a moral and political nature.