A New Philosophy of Discourse: Language Unbound (Paperback)

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What would happen if structures, forms, and other stand-alone entities thought to comprise our intellectual toolkit-words, meanings, signs-were jettisoned? How would a work written in a purportedly dead language, like The Iliad, or penned in a foreign tongue be approached if deemed legible without structures such as meaning-bearing signs or grammatical rules?

A New Philosophy of Discourse charts a novel course in response to these questions, coining an original concept of discourse, or talk , that Joshua Kates presents as more fundamental than language. In Kates' conception of discourse, writing and speech take shape entirely as events, situated within histories, contexts, and traditions themselves always in the making. Combining literary theory, literary criticism, and philosophy, to reveal a new perspective on discourse, Kates focuses on literary criticism, literary texts by Charles Bernstein and Stanley Elkin, and the philosophical writings of Stanley Cavell, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Donald Davidson and Martin Heidegger.

This ground-breaking study bridges the analytical/continental divide, by working through concrete problems using novel and extended interpretations with wide-ranging implications for the humanities.

About the Author


Joshua Kates is currently Professor of English, and Adjunct Professor, Germanic Studies, at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. He has published two books on Derrida's early writings and their contexts.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781350186958
ISBN-10: 1350186953
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: May 19th, 2022
Pages: 232
Language: English