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Linguistic Philosophy
Linguistic Philosophy (March 2008)
The Central Story
Garth L. Hallett - Author

Explores the role language plays in the relationship between reality and utterance.

How much authority should language, the medium of communication, be accorded as a determinant of truth and therefore of what we say? Garth L. Hallett argues that, although never explicitly debated, this is the most significant issue of linguistic philosophy. Here, for the first time, he traces the issue’s story. Starting with r...(Read More)
 
 
Nietzsche and Paradox
Nietzsche and Paradox (October 2006)
Rogerio Miranda de Almeida - Author
Mark S. Roberts - Translator

Translated from the French, this book analyzes the paradoxes that fundamentally characterize Nietzsche’s philosophy and texts.

Newly translated into English, this book analyzes the paradoxical discourse that flows through and fundamentally characterizes Nietzsche’s writings. Examining Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy; Human, All Too Human; Beyond Good and Evil; On the Genealogy of Morals; a...(Read More)
 
 
Speaking from Elsewhere
Speaking from Elsewhere (October 2006)
A New Contextualist Perspective on Meaning, Identity, and Discursive Agency
José Medina - Author

Develops a contextualist view of identity, agency, and discursive practices.

In Speaking from Elsewhere, author José Medina argues for the critical and transformative power of speech from marginalized locations by articulating a contextualist view of meaning, identity, and agency. This contextualism draws from different philosophical traditions (Wittgenstein, pragmatism, and feminist theory) and crosses...(Read More)
 
 
Unquiet Understanding
Unquiet Understanding (September 2006)
Gadamer's Philosophical Hermeneutics
Nicholas Davey - Author

Argues that Gadamer’s philosophical hermeneutics merits a radical reappraisal.

“This is the most enlightening introduction available to Gadamer’s philosophical hermeneutics. It redefines transcendence and translation in hermeneutical terms, but it goes substantially beyond this to offer an introduction to many other topics in philosophical hermeneutics.” — Richard E. Palmer, coedito...(Read More)
 
 
Hegel and Language
Hegel and Language (July 2006)
Jere O'Neill Surber - Editor

The first anthology exclusively devoted to Hegel’s linguistic thought.

The first anthology explicitly dedicated to Hegel’s linguistic thought, Hegel and Language presents various facets of a new wave of Hegel scholarship. The chapters are organized around themes that include the possibility of systematic philosophy, truth and objectivity, and the relation of Hegel’s thought to analytic and p...(Read More)
 
 
On the Essence of Language
On the Essence of Language (September 2004)
The Metaphysics of Language and the Essencing of the Word Concerning Herder's Treatise On the Origin of Language
Martin Heidegger - Author
Wanda Torres Gregory - Translator
Yvonne Unna - Translator

This important early Heidegger text sheds new light on his later focus on language.

This English translation of Vom Wesen der Sprache, volume 85 of Martin Heidegger's Gesamtausgabe, contains fascinating discussions of language that are important both for those interested in Heidegger's thought and for those who wish to think through the nature of language. The guiding theme of these reflections on langua...(Read More)
 
 
Being Made Strange
Being Made Strange (May 2004)
Rhetoric beyond Representation
Bradford Vivian - Author

Offers a revised understanding of human subjectivity that avoids the extremes of both traditional humanism and cultural relativism.

By elaborating upon pivotal twentieth-century studies in language, representation, and subjectivity, Being Made Strange reorients the study of rhetoric according to the discursive formation of subjectivity. The author develops a theory of how rhetorical practices establish social, ...(Read More)
 
 
Wittgenstein's Account of Truth
Wittgenstein's Account of Truth (January 2003)
Sara Ellenbogen - Author

Explores the complex nature of truth in Wittgenstein’s philosophy.

Wittgenstein's Account of Truth
challenges the view that semantic antirealists attribute to Wittgenstein: that we cannot meaningfully call verification-transcendent statements “true.” Ellenbogen argues that Wittgenstein would not have held that we should revise our practice of treating certain statements as true or false, but ins...(Read More)
 
 
Borges
Borges (October 2002)
The Passion of an Endless Quotation
Lisa Block de Behar - Author
William Egginton - Translation and introduction by

Lisa Block de Behar explores the trope of quotation in the works of Jorge Luis Borges.

“Barthes once wrote that the only way to read a work of passion is with another work of passion. What was true for Barthes is equally true for Lisa Block de Behar, whose three or more decades of scholarly activity have produced an imposing body of scholarship on the work of Jorge Luis Borges, but more importantly and more urgen...(Read More)
 
 
Yoga and Psychology
Yoga and Psychology (October 2002)
Language, Memory, and Mysticism
Harold Coward - Author

Explores the influence of yoga in the seminal Indian philosophy of Bhartrhari and in the Western psychology of Freud, Jung, and the transpersonalists, providing unique insights into the differences between Eastern and Western concepts of human nature.

Harold Coward explores how the psychological aspects of Yoga philosophy have been important to intellectual developments both East and West. Foundational for Hindu, Jain...(Read More)
 
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