We use Klee’s Rotierende Hause as a metaphor for the maze of languages. Indeed, it is an evocative image. The symbol is so simple that it runs the risk of being trivial. Two of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century (Wittgenstein and Heidegger) in different ways – but both approachable because of the metaphorical use of the image – used it to 'indicate' the language: language as a maze of houses and streets (Wittgenstein); language as the house of Being, where man dwells (Heidegger).

A Maze of Street and Houses. Languages and Philosophy

CAPUTO, ANNALISA
2015

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We use Klee’s Rotierende Hause as a metaphor for the maze of languages. Indeed, it is an evocative image. The symbol is so simple that it runs the risk of being trivial. Two of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century (Wittgenstein and Heidegger) in different ways – but both approachable because of the metaphorical use of the image – used it to 'indicate' the language: language as a maze of houses and streets (Wittgenstein); language as the house of Being, where man dwells (Heidegger).
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