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Proto-Phenomenology and the Nature of Language : Dwelling in Speech I, Paperback / softback Book

Proto-Phenomenology and the Nature of Language : Dwelling in Speech I Paperback / softback

Part of the New Heidegger Research series


How is it that sounds from the mouth or marks on a page-which by themselves are nothing like things or events in the world-can be world-disclosive in an automatic manner?

In this fascinating and important book, Lawrence J. Hatab presents a new vocabulary for Heidegger's early phenomenology of being-in-the-world and applies it to the question of language.

He takes language to be a mode of dwelling, in which there is an immediate, direct disclosure of meanings, and sketches an extensive picture of proto-phenomenology, how it revises the posture of philosophy, and how this posture applies to the nature of language.

Representational theories are not rejected but subordinated to a presentational account of immediate disclosure in concrete embodied life.

The book critically addresses standard theories of language, such that typical questions in the philosophy of language are revised in a manner that avoids binary separations of language and world, speech and cognition, theory and practise, realism and idealism, internalism and externalism.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield International
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  • Category: Philosophy of language
  • ISBN: 9781783488193

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