Texts: Ontological Status, Identity, Author, Audience

Texts: Ontological Status, Identity, Author, Audience



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791429013
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 08/01/1996
Series: SUNY Series in Philosophy Series
Pages: 215
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jorge J. E. Gracia is Professor in the Department of Philosophy at State University of New York at Buffalo. His other works include Philosophy and Literature in Latin America: A Critical Assessment of the Current Situation (with Mireye Camurati); Individuality: An Essay on the Foundations of Metaphysics; Philosophy and Its History: Issues in Philosophical Historiography; Individuation in Scholasticism: The Later Middle Ages and the Counter-Reformation, 1150–1650; Individuation and Identity in Early Modern Philosophy: Descartes to Kant (with Kenneth F. Barber), and A Theory of Textuality: The Logic and Epistemology, all published by SUNY Press.

Table of Contents



I. The Logic of Texts

II. Outline

1. Ontological Status

I. Are Texts Individual or Universal?

A. Individuality and Universality of ECTs

B. Individuality and Universality of Meanings

C. Individuality and Universality of Texts

II. Individuation of Texts

III. Are Texts Physical or NonPhysical?

A. Physical Texts

B. Mental Texts

IV. Relation of Texts to Meanings and ECTs

V. Are Texts Substances or Features?

VI. Are Texts Aggregates or Nonaggregates?

VII. Existence and Location of Texts

VIII. Historicity of Texts

IX. Conclusion

2. Identity

I. Sameness

A. Achronic Sameness of Texts

B. Synchronic Sameness of Texts

C. Diachronic Sameness of Texts

II. Difference

III. Identification and Reidentification of Texts

IV. Conclusion

3. Author

I. Identity of the Author

A. Historical Author

B. Pseudo-Historical Author

C. Composite Author

D. Interpretative Author

II. Function of the Author

A. Function of the Historical Author

B. Function of the Composite Author

C. Function of the Pseudo-Historical Author

D. Function of the Interpretative Author

III. Need for an Author

A. Need for the Historical author

B.Need for the Pseudo-Historical Author

C. Need for the Composite Author

D. Need for the Interpretative Author

IV. Repressive Character of the Author

V. Subjectivity of the Author

VI. Conclusion

4. Audience

I. Identity of the Audience

A. Types of Audience

B. Composition of the Audience

II. Function of the Audience

III. Need for an Audience

IV. Character of the Audience

A. Subversive Character

B. Repressive Character

V. Subjectivity of the Audience

VI. Conclusion



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