Language lost and found : on Iris Murdoch and the limits of philosophical discourse / Niklas Forsberg
- Forsberg, Niklas
- New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2013.
- Physical Description:
- viii, 245 pages ; 24 cm
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Apparent Paradoxes -- 1.1.The received view and its complications -- 1.2.Approaching The Black Prince -- 1.3.Localizing Murdoch -- 1.4.A fatty pate and a plateful of cherries: On Nussbaum (on literature) -- 1.5.The commonplaceness of the approach -- 1.6.Preparatory summary: The appearance of paradox -- 2.How to Make a Mirror -- 2.1.Murdoch on art and literature and love -- 2.2.What is a mirror? -- 2.3.Wittgenstein and the difficulty of acknowledging illusions of sense -- 2.4.Kierkegaard and grammatical illusions -- 2.5.Mirroring illusions: The thought of the indirect communication -- 2.6.Inheriting Wittgenstein (and Kierkegaard) -- 3.Sensing a Sense Lost -- 3.1.Loss of concepts, loss of questions -- 3.2.Contrasting pictures of the human -- 3.3.Vision over choice -- 3.4.Making pictures (perfectionism and vision) -- 4.Reading The Black Prince -- 4.1.`Murdoch's most self-consciously Platonic Kierkegaardian love story' -- 4.2.In the context of Bradley Pearson's form of life -- 4.3.Passing verdict: Who did it? -- 4.4.In disagreement with oneself: A failure to mean -- 5.What is it Like to Be a Corpse? -- 5.1.Introduction: Running out of arguments? -- 5.2.Costello's speechlessness and Diamond's concerns -- 5.3.The exemplary bat -- 5.4.Understanding deflection -- 5.5.Concluding remarks -- 6.Smashing Mirrors, Collecting the Pieces, Returning Our Words -- 6.1.The concept of a concept and the loss of concepts -- 6.2.Smashing mirrors, returning to the ordinary -- 6.3.Literature, distance and the return of our words.
- 9781623564834 (hardcover : alk. paper) and 1623564832 (hardcover : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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