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  • ISBN: 9780226895024
  • ISBN10: 0226895025

When Words Lose Their Meaning Constitutions and Reconstitutions of Language, Character, and Community

by James Boyd White

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 09/01/1985
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PrefaceAcknowledgments1. A Way of Reading2. Poetry and the World of TwoCultural Criticism and the Ideal of Friendship in theIliad3. The Dissolution of MeaningThucydides' History of His World4. The Reconstitution of Language and Self in a Community of TwoPlato'sGorgias5. Making the Reader Make His LanguageSwift'sA Tale of a Tub6. Teaching a Language of MoralityJohnson'sRamblerEssays7. "Conversation, Rational and Playful"The Language of Friendship in Jane Austen'sEmma8. Making a Public WorldThe Constitution of Language and Community in Burke'sReflections9. Constituting a Culture of ArgumentThe Possibilities of American Law10. An AfterwordBibliographies and NotesIndex
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