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

by James Boyd White

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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
  • ISBN: 9780226895024
  • ISBN10: 0226895025
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Description: Preface Acknowledgments 1. A Way of Reading 2. Poetry and the World of Two Cultural Criticism and the Ideal of Friendship in the Iliad 3. The Dissolution of Meaning Thucydides' History of His World 4. The Reconstitution of Language and Self in a Community of Two Plato's Gorgias 5. Making the Reader Make His Language Swift's A Tale of a Tub 6. Teaching a Language of Morality Johnson's Rambler Essays 7. "Conversation, Rational and Playful" The Language of Friendship in Jane Austen's Emma 8. Making a Public World The Constitution of Language and Community in Burke's Reflections 9. Constituting a Culture of Argument The Possibilities of American Law 10. An Afterword Bibliographies and Notes Index
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