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By Brett Bourbon

Approaching the learn of literature as a special kind of the philosophy of language and mind―as a examine of ways we produce nonsense and picture it as sense―this is a ebook approximately our human methods of constructing and wasting which means. Brett Bourbon asserts that our advanced and variable relation with language defines a website of which means and being that's misconstrued and ignored in philosophy, in literary reviews, and in our traditional knowing of what we're and the way issues make feel. for that reason, his booklet seeks to illustrate how the learn of literature offers us the capability to appreciate this relationship.

The publication itself is framed by way of the literary and philosophical demanding situations provided by way of Joyce’s Finnegans Wake and Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations. near to those books and the issues of interpretation and that means that they pose, Bourbon makes a case for the basic philosophical personality of the examine of literature, and for its dependence on theories of that means disguised as theories of brain. inside this context, he offers unique debts of what sentences, fictions, non-fictions, and poems are; produces a brand new account of the logical kind of fiction and of the boundaries of interpretation that keep on with from it; and delineates a brand new and fruitful area of inquiry within which literature, philosophy, and technological know-how intersect.

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