Talking Heads: Language, Metalanguage, and the Semiotics of by Benjamin Lee PDF

By Benjamin Lee

In Talking Heads, Benjamin Lee situates himself on the convergence of a number of disciplines: philosophy, linguistics, anthropology, and literary conception. He bargains a nuanced exploration of the imperative questions shared by way of those disciplines throughout the sleek era—questions in regards to the relatives among language, subjectivity, neighborhood, and the exterior global. students in every one self-discipline procedure those questions from considerably various angles; in trying to determine and outline the intersection of those angles, Lee argues for the advance of a brand new feel of subjectivity, a build that has repercussions of significant significance past the arts and into the realm of politics.
Talking Heads synthesizes the perspectives and works of a wide ranging diversity of the main influential sleek theorists of the arts and social sciences, together with Austin, Searle, Derrida, Jakobson, Bakhtin, Wittgenstein, Peirce, Frege, Kripke, Donnellan, Putnam, Saussure, and Whorf. After illuminating those many strands of idea, Lee strikes past disciplinary biases and re-embeds in the context of the public sphere the questions of subjectivity and language raised through those theorists. In his exam of ways subjectivity relates not only to grammatical styles but additionally to the explicit social associations within which those styles advance and are sustained, Lee discusses such subject matters because the thought of public opinion and the emergence of Western nation-states.

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