Warburg’s Positivism: Confessions of a Truffle Pig

Hans Christian Hones* (Corresponding Author)

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In April 1907, Aby Warburg wrote a remarkable entry in his diary (Fig. 1), in which the private scholar, now forty years of age, reflects on his intellectual development and professional achievements so far. The lines have a weary overtone; Warburg resignedly concedes the futility and marginality of his work so far.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-379
Number of pages19
JournalOxford Art Journal
Issue number3
Early online date17 Dec 2018
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018


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