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Body and story : the ethics and practice of theoretical conflict

Author: Richard Terdiman
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.
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"In Body and Story Richard Terdiman explores the tension between what have seemed two fundamentally different ways of understanding the world: as directly experienced physical reality and as representation in language. In demonstrating the historically more complicated relationship between these two conceptions, he also offers a new approach to the problem of conflicts between irreconcilable but equally compelling  Read more...
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Named Person: Denis Diderot; Denis Diderot
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Terdiman
ISBN: 0801880688 9780801880681
OCLC Number: 55597119
Description: xiii, 265 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The nun who never was --
On the matter of bodies --
The body and the text --
Materiality, language, and money --
The Enlightenment discovers postmodernism --
The epistemology of difference --
Materiality, resistance, and time.
Responsibility: Richard Terdiman.
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In this nuanced study, Terdiman addresses a conflict that seems to define much of contemporary critical debate: the conflict between seeing the world as something that can be experienced directly and Read more...

 
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