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Language & enlightenment : the Berlin debates of the eighteenth century

Author: Avi Lifschitz
Publisher: Corby : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Oxford historical monographs.
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What is the role of language in human cognition? Could we attain self-consciousness and construct our civilisation without language? Such were the questions at the basis of eighteenth-century debates on the joint evolution of language, mind, and culture. 'Language and Enlightenment' highlights the importance of language in the social theory, epistemology, and aesthetics of the Enlightenment. While focusing on the  Read more...
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Language and Enlightenment. The Berlin debates of the eighteenth century.
Corby : Oxford University Press 2012
(OCoLC)782105709
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Avi Lifschitz
ISBN: 9780191637759 0191637750 6613951986 9786613951984 9781283639521 1283639521 9780191751653 0191751650
OCLC Number: 812300865
Description: 1 online resource (x, 231 pages).
Contents: Introduction --
The mutual emergence of language, mind, and society : an enlightenment debate --
Symbolic cognition from Leibniz to the 1760s : theology, aesthetics, and history --
The evolution and genius of language : debates in the Berlin Academy --
J.D. Michaelis on language and vowel points : from confessional controversy to naturalism --
A point of convergence and new departures : the 1759 contest on language and opinions --
Language and cultural identity : the controversy over Prémontval's Préservatif --
Tackling the naturalistic conundrum : instincts and conjectural history to 1771 --
Conclusion and a glimpse into the future.
Series Title: Oxford historical monographs.
Other Titles: Language and enlightenment
Responsibility: Avi Lifschitz.

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Highlights the importance of language in the social theory, epistemology, and aesthetics of the Enlightenment. Argues that awareness of the historicity and linguistic rootedness of all forms of life  Read more...

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