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The Resource Modernism and the language of philosophy, Anat Matar

Modernism and the language of philosophy, Anat Matar

Label
Modernism and the language of philosophy
Title
Modernism and the language of philosophy
Statement of responsibility
Anat Matar
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Modernism can be characterised by the acute attention it gives to language, to its potential and its limitations. Philosophers, artists and literary critics who worked in the first third of the twentieth century, on the one hand emphasised language's creative potential, but on the other, its impotence in conveying what was aimed at. In particular, modernists shared the belief that philosophical language was at a loss; that the kind of truth sub specie aeterni that was sought by philosophers is either meaningless or is more appropriately expressed by the arts - especially by literature and poetry
  • Modernism and the Language of Philosophy addresses the challenge this belief posed to philosophy, arguing that the modernist assumption rests upon a host of unacknowledged, repressed or denied dogmas or tacit images."
  • "Anat Matar begins by investigating the ideas that bring out this crisis in philosophical language, through examining the relevant views of the early Wittgenstein, Carnap and Artaud. The book goes on to look at the roots of the modernist crisis, focusing on Frege and Husserl's innovative ideas and analysing the inner tensions in this pre-modern era. A contemporary solution is explored drawing on the work of Michael Dummett and Jacques Derrida. These two philosophers drive the narrative of Modernism and the Language of Philosophy and serve as lenses through which both past and present day philosophers are looked at
  • Through the perspectives of Dummett and Derrida a dialogue is formed between the two philosophical traditions of the twentieth century - analytic and continental - and Matar shows that the dynamics of thought about language, philosophy and philosophical language in these traditions cannot be detached from one another."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
UKM
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1956-
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Matar, Anat
Dewey number
101.4
Index
index present
LC call number
BH301.M54
LC item number
M383 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge studies in twentieth century philosophy
Series volume
28
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  • Modernism (Aesthetics)
  • Philosophy
Label
Modernism and the language of philosophy, Anat Matar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [175]-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acting, not speaking : three moments of modernism. Wittgenstein's Tractatus : modernism in its essence ; Carnap : modernism on its way out ; Artaud : modernism : the last breath -- Pre-modernism : the right turn that went wrong. 'The way in which logic uses ideas' ; Sense and reference? ; The apparent primacy of language ; Leaving phychologism out : 'too rigid a barrier' ; 'Determining the logos from logic' : language as a monologue -- Modernism aufgehoben : the inseparability of speaking and acting. Representation and presentation in the present ; Dummett : (almost) nothing is innocent ; Derrida : the stable instability of language and philosophy
Control code
62088983
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 196 pages
Isbn
9780415353793
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780415353793 (hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)62088983
Label
Modernism and the language of philosophy, Anat Matar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [175]-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acting, not speaking : three moments of modernism. Wittgenstein's Tractatus : modernism in its essence ; Carnap : modernism on its way out ; Artaud : modernism : the last breath -- Pre-modernism : the right turn that went wrong. 'The way in which logic uses ideas' ; Sense and reference? ; The apparent primacy of language ; Leaving phychologism out : 'too rigid a barrier' ; 'Determining the logos from logic' : language as a monologue -- Modernism aufgehoben : the inseparability of speaking and acting. Representation and presentation in the present ; Dummett : (almost) nothing is innocent ; Derrida : the stable instability of language and philosophy
Control code
62088983
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 196 pages
Isbn
9780415353793
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780415353793 (hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)62088983

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