Use-Value and the Question of Completion, by Emre Demirel

The starting point of this research is the famous discourse of Wittgenstein, which is “meaning as use.” The reading of this statement is that meaning cannot be fixed to absolute definitions that limit our understanding with fixed mental images and representations. Meaning is provisional, open-ended and continuously re-configures itself as it is used. This suggests…

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Use-Value in Architecture

  Given the wealth of new ways of conceptualizing building, its practice, and its meanings, this call for papers prompts authors to reconceptualize the notion of buildings’ functions in terms of use, particularly as is described in Wittgenstein’s use theory. By engaging one of philosophy’s richest and most formidable postmodern thinkers – Ludwig Wittgenstein –…

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