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Meaning in Islamic Philosophy

Oliver Leaman

Oliver Leaman is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kentucky, USA. He is the author and editor of books on Islamic philosophy and philosophy in general. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Before we look at the concept of meaning in Islamic philosophy, it would be useful to see what role that concept played in Islam itself. As is normal in religion, issues of meaning are paramount. A religion based on a book has to determine...

Mannoury, Gerrit (1867–1957)

Bastiaan Willink

Historian of science and philosopher, The Hague Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Biographical Entry

...Biography Gerrit Mannoury was born May 17, 1867, in Wormerveer and died on January 30, 1956, in Amsterdam. He was cremated at Driehuis-Westerveld near Haarlem. His ashes were scattered in the presence of his children Jan and Cor. His father...

Nelson Goodman (1906–1998)

Alessandro Giovannelli

Alessandro Giovannelli is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Lafayette College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Aesthetics: The Key Thinkers

Continuum, 2012

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...The American philosopher Henry Nelson Goodman produced groundbreaking work in different areas of philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of language, and applied logic. He also helped revolutionize Anglo-American...

Toward a Grammar of Enunciation for Hysterics and Obsessives

Luce Irigaray

Luce Irigaray is Director of Research in Philosophy at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris. A doctor of philosophy, Luce Irigaray is also trained in linguistics, philology, psychology and psychoanalysis. Now acknowledged as a key influential thinker of our times, her work focuses on the culture of two subjects, masculine and feminine - particularly through the liberation of a feminine subjectivity - something she explores in a range of literary forms, from the philosophical to the scientific, the political and the poetic. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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To Speak is Never Neutral

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2002

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...Analysis of linguistic forms decodes, behind the message the neurotic explicitly seems to want to send, another message revealing the real import of his or her discourse, despite the fact that the carrier of this second message is unaware...

Fictional Frames

Philosophy and the Arts : Seeing and Believing

Human Kinetics, 1997

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...Fictional Pretence So far we have taken fiction for granted. Yet manifestly, the whole topic of 'representational' art, of what Aristotle called mimesis, can easily be seen, as Aristotle's Poetics is often regarded, as being almost...
...Since its original publication in 1975, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s Kafka: Toward a Minor Literature (1986) has played a catalytic role in the re-evaluation of the works of Samuel Beckett, particularly our ability to reinterpret...

Equality in the Romantic Art Form

Alison Ross

Alison Ross is Senior Lecturer in Critical Theory at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She is the author of The Aesthetic Paths of Philosophy (Stanford UP, 2007) and the editor of The Agamben Effect (South Atlantic Quarterly, 2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jacques Rancière and the Contemporary Scene : The Philosophy of Radical Equality

Continuum, 2012

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...In his book La Parole muette, Jacques Rancière seems to agree with the key theses of Hegel's account of the Romantic art form. For Hegel, Romanticism institutes a new category of aesthetic value that admits the entry of the everyday...

An Inherited Dis-Inheritance

Sean Gaston

Sean Gaston is Reader in English at Brunel University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Derrida, Literature and War : Absence and the Chance of Meeting

Continuum, 2009

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...A shorter version of this chapter was read at a one day Derrida workshop marking the fortieth anniversary of the publication of De la grammatologie at Brunei University in October 2007. I would like to thank the participants: Nicholas...

Metaphor

Philosophy and the Arts : Seeing and Believing

Human Kinetics, 1997

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...Beyond The Literal? The communication systems of imagination, what in the widest sense we can think of as 'mimetic' or representational art, achieve their greatest power when they push against their own inherent limitations. But language...

(Not) Meeting Without Name

Sean Gaston

Sean Gaston is Reader in English at Brunel University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Derrida, Literature and War : Absence and the Chance of Meeting

Continuum, 2009

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...An earlier version of this chapter appears in Symploke 16, no. 2 (2008). I would like to thank Jeffrey Di Leo and Northwestern University Press, and to dedicate this chapter to Simon Morgan Wortham.As if it were not true that when we name...