Language and German Idealism: Fichte's Linguistic Philosophy

Surber, Jere Paul

Published by Prometheus Books, 1996
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Synopsis: In recent years, it has become widely accepted that linguistic questions were much more central to the philosophical tradition of German idealism than had been previously thought. However, most of the key texts for this discussion remain largely unknown. The present work makes available, for the first time in English, what is the seminal work for this issue: Johann Gottlieb Fichte's monograph of 1795 entitled On the Linguistic Capacity and the Origin of Language, together with other closely related essays.

The translations are accompanied by a detailed interpretive essay that seeks to place these materials in their historical context, relate them to the systematic concerns of German idealism, and evaluate them in relation to later approaches to language, especially those of semiotics and poststructuralism. It also explores the role played by the linguistic thought of the German idealists in the emergance of modern "scientific linguistics" with wilhelm von Humboldt, as well as its connections with the origins of German romanticism.

While the book draws upon state-of-the-art scholarship in these areas, it is written in such a way as to be accessible to any serious student of philosophy, intellectual and literary history, and linguistics.

About the Author: Jere Paul Surber (Denver, CO) is professor of philosophy at the University of Denver and the author of Language and German Idealism: Fichte?s Linguistic Philosophy.

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Title: Language and German Idealism: Fichte's ...
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication Date: 1996
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Book Description Humanities Press International, Atlantic Shores, New Jersey, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. No Jacket. First Edition First Printing. CLEARANCE! "Makes available, for the first time in English, Fichte's seminal 1795 monograph, 'On the Linguistic Capacity and the Origins of Language,''' along with other relevant essays on the philosophical & literary traditional of German idealism. 190 pages. NO DJ as issued by publisher. A FIRST EDITION from 1996, this hardcover is As New & appear unopened, with gray-blue glossy boards, clean, white pages, tight binding; NO writing, highlighting, or underlining, NOT ex-lib. Only flaw is 2 erased pencil marks in Table of Contents. Please see our photos! Description & photos copyright Gargoyle Books 2016. Same Day Shipping on all orders received weekdays by 2 pm (Noon Saturdays) Pacific time; weekends & holidays ship next business day. Bookseller Inventory # 008319

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