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The Fall of Language

Benjamin and Wittgenstein on Meaning

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$45.00 • £36.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780674980914

Publication Date: 04/08/2019


400 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • I. Benjamin’s Philosophy of Language
    • 1. The Metaphysics of Meaning
    • 2. Language Out of Eden
    • 3. The Theory Gets Dressed Up
  • II. The History of Language as Such
    • 4. The Thought of Language
    • 5. What Art Means
    • 6. The Linguistic U-Turn
    • 7. Private Language and Other Nonsense
  • III. Benjamin and Wittgenstein
    • 8. The Word and the Deed
    • 9. The Character of Language
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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