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Fall of Language: Benjamin and Wittgenstein on Meaning

by Alexander Stern Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
03/2019
ISBN:
9780674980914
Format:
Hbk 400 pages

In the most comprehensive account to date of Walter Benjamin’s philosophy of language, Alexander Stern explores the nature of...

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Dash - The Other Side of Absolute Knowing

by Rebecca Comay and Frank Ruda The MIT Press
Pub Date:
04/2018
ISBN:
9780262535359
Format:
Pbk 192 pages

An argument that what is usually dismissed as the "mystical shell" of Hegel's thought -- the concept of absolute knowledge...

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Unspeakable Girl: The Myth and Mystery of Kore

by Giorgio Agamben and Monica Ferrando Seagull Books
Pub Date:
03/2014
ISBN:
9780857420831
Format:
Hbk 104 pages

Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben is the rare writer whose ideas and works have a broad appeal across many fields, and his devoted...

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Silent Crossing

by Pascal Quignard Seagull Books
Pub Date:
05/2013
ISBN:
9780857420770
Format:
Hbk 296 pages

A prolific essayist, novelist, translator, philosopher, and a critic of rare elegance, Pascal Quignard returns anew to the major...

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Reference and Referring

by William P Kabasenche, Michael O'Rourke and Matthew H Slater The MIT Press
Pub Date:
12/2012
ISBN:
9780262018302
Format:
Hbk 432 pages

These fifteen original essays address the core semantic concepts of reference and referring from both philosophical and linguistic...

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As Wide as the World Is Wise: Reinventing Philosophical Anthropology

by Michael Jackson Columbia University Press
Pub Date:
09/2016
ISBN:
9780231178280
Format:
Hbk 272 pages

Philosophy and anthropology have long debated questions of difference: rationality versus irrationality, abstraction versus concreteness,...

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Isaac Israeli: A Neoplatonic Philosopher of the Early Tenth Century

by Alfred L Ivry, Alexander Altmann, Samuel M Stern and Isaac Israeli University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
11/2009
ISBN:
9780226016139
Format:
Pbk 256 pages

Recognized as one of the earliest Jewish neo-Platonist writers, Isaac ben Solomon Israeli (ca. 855–955) influenced Muslim, Jewish,...

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De Lingua Belief

by Robert Fiengo and Robert May The MIT Press
Pub Date:
09/2009
ISBN:
9780262513296
Format:
Pb+ 192 pages

Speakers, in their everyday conversations, use language to talk about language. They may wonder about what words mean, to whom...

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Kant on Sublimity and Morality

by Joshua Rayman University of Wales Press
Pub Date:
08/2012
ISBN:
9780708321256
Format:
Hbk 216 pages

The concept of the sublime was crucial to the thought of Immanuel Kant, who defined it as the experience of what is great in power,...

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Origin of the German Trauerspiel

by Walter Benjamin Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
01/2019
ISBN:
9780674744240
Format:
Pbk 336 pages

Origin of the German Trauerspiel was Walter Benjamin’s first full, historically oriented analysis of modernity. Readers of English...

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Rhetoric, Modality, Modernity

by Nancy S Struever University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
11/2009
ISBN:
9780226777481
Format:
Hbk 168 pages

Since antiquity, philosophy and rhetoric have traditionally been cast as rivals, with the former often lauded as a search for...

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Crossroads in the Labyrinth

by Cornelius Castoriadis The MIT Press
Pub Date:
02/1986
ISBN:
9780262530668
Format:
Pbk 377 pages

Cornelius Castoriadis is a fascinating figure, not only because of his personal and intellectual background, but because of the...

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No One's Ways: An Essay on Infinite Naming

by Daniel Heller-Roazen Zone Books
Pub Date:
03/2017
ISBN:
9781935408888
Format:
Hbk 336 pages

Homer recounts how, trapped inside a monster’s cave, with nothing but his wits to call upon, Ulysses once saved himself by twisting...

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Third Lens: Metaphor and the Creation of Modern Cell Biology

by Andrew S Reynolds University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
07/2018
ISBN:
9780226563268
Format:
Pb+ 272 pages

Does science aim at providing an account of the world that is literally true or objectively true? Understanding the difference...

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Metaphor and Metaphilosophy: Philosophy as Combat, Play, and Aesthetic Experience

by Sarah Mattice Lexington Books
Pub Date:
03/2017
ISBN:
9781498505727
Format:
Pbk 166 pages

Sarah A. Mattice develops a comparative intervention in contemporary metaphilosophy. Drawing on resources from hermeneutics, cognitive...

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