By Ermanno Bencivenga
In his latest ebook, Ermanno Bencivenga bargains a stylistically and conceptually fascinating research of the character of language, brain, and personhood and the various methods the 3 attach. Bencivenga, the most iconoclastic voices to emerge in modern American philosophy, contests the fundamental assumptions of analytic (and additionally, to an volume, postmodern) ways to those issues. His exploration leads via attention-grabbing discussions of schooling, braveness, ache, time and historical past, selfhood, subjectivity and objectivity, truth, evidence, the empirical, strength and transgression, silence, privateness and exposure, and play--all subject matters which are proven to be imperative to our considering language. Relentessly bending the foundations, Bencivenga frustrates our expectancies of a "proper" thought of language. He invokes the transgressions of Nietzsche and Wittgenstein while he appropriates the aphoristic sort of Wittgenstein's Tractatus. Written in a philosophically playful and experimental mode, A concept of Language and brain attracts the reader right into a feel of continuous shock, healing ache, and discovery.
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22 Reality knows how to make itself heard, how to protect itself from unreality, how to keep unreality unreal. (Here is the main secondary use of the sudden rush of adrenaline, and of the temporary agony that goes with it: it makes it possible to economize while being forced to spendindeed, to turn the very process of spending to that effect! 221I have already said something like that, under a different number! Yes, and that's how it should be. This whole numbering system is clearly Aristotelian; so there will have to be a reappearance of the same themes in various locations to bring out its limits.
If you were actually watching the game, you often got the feeling that it could have gone either way up until the very endthat it all came down to a few fortuitous episodes. 311Indeed, this is not just retrodiction. It is more like the (projected) Page 4 retrodiction of a prediction: I'm going to tell you now why you had to know, and in some sense did know, that this was the way it would turn out. (Which resonates with specific elements of the particular Hegelian story told here: for something to be incorporated in the notion of who I am, it will have to be construed as having been known all along.
Can you not phrase your agenda in the indicative mood. ") You ought to be always ready to chastise your former friendsand your former selves. To stand firm before their puzzled stare, or their sudden rage. 424We don't want to use new words either. We can easily see through that dividing and conquering strategy. Through the delusive "peace" it bringsthe peace of death finally imposed on the enemy. ) Each in his little cubicle, forever disconnected, and hence forever harmless. Clawless, weaponless.
A theory of language and mind by Ermanno Bencivenga