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A Pitch of Philosophy

Autobiographical Exercises

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$32.50 • £26.95 • €29.50

ISBN 9780674669819

Publication Date: 02/01/1996


196 pages

6 x 9 inches

The Jerusalem-Harvard Lectures


  • Overture
  • 1. Philosophy and the Arrogation of Voice
  • 2. Counter-Philosophy and the Pawn of Voice
    • The Metaphysical Voice
    • Worlds of Philosophical Difference
    • Pictures of Destruction
    • Derrida’s Austin and the Stake of Positivism
    • Exclusion of the Theory of Excuses: On the Tragic
    • Exclusion of the Theory of the Non-Serious
    • Skepticism and the Serious
    • Two Pictures of Communication: Assigning
    • What (Thing) Is Transmitted? Austin Moves
    • Two Pictures of Language in Relation to (the) World
    • Three Pictures of My Attachment to My Words: Signing
  • 3. Opera and the Lease of Voice
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Subject Index
  • Name Index

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