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Disclosing the World
Author: Andrew Inkpin

ISBN: 9780262033916
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 25 February 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.7
Description:
In this book, Andrew Inkpin considers the disclosive function of language -- what language does in revealing or disclosing the world. His approach to this question is a phenomenological one, centering on the need to accord with the various experiences speakers can have of language. With this aim in mind, he develops a phenomenological conception of language with important implications for both the philosophy of language and recent work in the embodied-embedded-enactive-extend­ed (4e) tradition of cognitive science.

Inkpin draws extensively on the work of Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Ludwig Wittgenstein, showing how their respective conceptions of language can be combined to complement each other within a unified view. From the early Heidegger, Inkpin extracts a basic framework for a phenomenological conception of language, comprising both a general picture of the role of language and a specific model of the function of words. Merleau-Ponty's views are used to explicate the generic "pointing out" -- or presentational -- function of linguistic signs in more detail, while the late Wittgenstein is interpreted as providing versa...

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