Language as Calculus vs. Language as Universal Medium: A Study in Husserl, Heidegger and Gadamer / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792303336
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 6/30/1989
  • Series: Synthese Library Series, #207
  • Edition description: 1989
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 374
  • Product dimensions: 0.94 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

I: Introduction: Language as Calculus vs. Language as the Universal Medium.- 1. Continental and Analytical Philosophy.- 2. The Interpretational Framework.- 3. Some Qualifications and the Main Theses of this Study.- II: Husserl’s Phenomenology and Language as Calculus.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Formalism—Threat and Temptation—The Emergence of Language as Calculus in the Early Writings.- 2.1. The Semantics of Numbers and the Role of Psychology.- 2.2. The Interpretation and Re-interpretation of Algorithms—From Psychology to Logic.- 2.3. Spelling out the Language as Calculus Conception.On the Road to the Logical Investigations.- 3. Defending the Accessibility of Semantics Against Psychologistic Relativism: The Logical Investigations.- 3.1. Formal Mathematics and the Theory of Science.- 3.2. Frege’s Hidden Psychologism and the Idea of Pure Logic.- 3.3. Meanings as Abstract Entities.- 3.4. The Structure and Classification of Meanings.- 3.5. Truth, Realism, and Knowledge about Abstract Objects.- 4. Transcendental Phenomenology and the Calculus Conception.- 4.1. Transcendental Reduction and the Problem of a Transcendental Language.- 4.2. Husserl, Leibniz, and Possible Worlds.- 4.3. Noemata, Metalanguage, and the Inexhaustibility of Semantics.- 4.4. Husserl’s ”Realism”.- 4.5. Life-worlds and the Opposition to Relativism.- 4.6. Logic and Transcendental Phenomenology.- 5. Summary of Husserl’s Notion of Language as Calculus.- III: Heidegger’s Ontology and Language as the Universal Medium.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Heidegger as Adherer to the Conception of Language as Calculus in his Early Writings.- 2.1. Realism and the Critique of Psychologism.- 2.2. Rickert’s Influence, the Critique of Logistik, and Truth as Correspondence.- 2.3. Husserl, Scotus, and Thomas of Erfurt.- 2.4. On the Way to Being and Time.- 3. The World as a ”Closed Whole”—The Period of Being and Time.- 3.1. Introduction: Heidegger 1919–30.- 3.2. Being-in-the-world as Being within a Universal Medium of Meaning.- 3.3. From Phenomenology as an Absolute Science to Phenomenological Ontology as Hermeneutics.- 3.4. Logic, Language, Truth.- 4. ”Language is the House of Being”—Language as the Universal Medium in Heidegger’s Later ”Thought”.- 4.1. Art and Poetry.- 4.2. Language and Being.- 4.3. Language, Art, and the Universal Medium Conception.- 5. Summary of Heidegger’s Conception of Language as the Universal Medium.- IV: Between Scylla and Charybdis—Gadamer’s Hermeneutics.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Tradition and the Return of the Subject—Why Heidegger had Reason to Dislike the ”Effective-Historical Consciousness”.- 3. Language as Universal Adumbration.- 3.1. Introduction.- 3.2. Heidegger without Geschick.- 3.3. Husserl’s Entry.- 3.4. The Centre of Language, the Speculative Sentence, Spiel and Picture.- 3.5. Gadamer’s Universal Medium Conception.- Notes to Part I.- Notes to Part II.- Notes to Part III.- Notes to Part IV.- Index of Names.- Index of Subjects.
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