Proto-Phenomenology, Language Acquisition, Orality and Literacy: Dwelling in Speech II

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Proto-Phenomenology, Language Acquisition, Orality and Literacy: Dwelling in Speech II

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Through his innovative study of language, noted Heidegger scholar Lawrence Hatab offers a proto-phenomenological account of the lived world, the “first” world of factical life, where pre-reflective, immediate disclosiveness precedes and makes possible representational models of language. Common distinctions between mind and world, fact and value, cognition and affect miss the meaning-laden dimension of embodied, practical existence, where language and life are a matter of “dwelling in speech.” In this second volume, Hatab supplements and fortifies his initial analysis by offering a detailed treatment of child development and language acquisition, which exhibit a proto-phenomenological world in the making. He then takes up an in-depth study of the differences between oral and written language (particularly in the ancient Greek world) and how the history of alphabetic literacy shows why Western philosophy came to emphasize objective, representational models of cognition and language, which conceal and pass over the presentational domain of dwelling in speech. Such a study offers significant new angles on the nature of philosophy and language. [Amazon.com]

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9781786613981

Publication Date

10-2019

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Rowman & Littlefield International

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London, UK

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Other Philosophy | Philosophy of Language

Proto-Phenomenology, Language Acquisition, Orality and Literacy: Dwelling in Speech II

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