Heidegger, Language, and World-Disclosure

Cambridge University Press (2000)
Abstract
This book is a major contribution to the understanding of Heidegger and a rare attempt to bridge the schism between traditions of analytic and Continental philosophy. Cristina Lafont applies the core methodology of analytic philosophy, language analysis, to Heidegger's work providing both a clearer exegesis and a powerful critique of his approach to the subject of language. In Part One, she explores the Heideggerean conception of language in depth. In Part Two, she draws on recent work from theorists of direct reference (Putnam, Donnellan and Kripke inter alia) to reveal the limitations of Heidegger's views and to show how language shapes our understanding of the world without making learning impossible. The book first appeared in German but has been substantially revised for the English edition.
Keywords Language and languages Philosophy  Hermeneutics  Ontology
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Call number P85.H37.L3413 2000
ISBN(s) 0521662478   9780521662475  
DOI 10.1111/j.1933-1592.2003.tb00277.x
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Was Heidegger an Externalist?Cristina Lafont - 2005 - Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 48 (6):507 – 532.
Heidegger and the Supposition of a Single, Objective World.Denis McManus - 2015 - European Journal of Philosophy 23 (2):195-220.
What's Formal About Formal Indication? Heidegger's Method in Sein Und Zeit.R. Matthew Shockey - 2010 - Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 53 (6):525-539.
Adorno and Heidegger on Language and the Inexpressible.Roger Foster - 2007 - Continental Philosophy Review 40 (2):187-204.
Religious Language as Poetry: Heidegger's Challenge.Anna Strhan - 2011 - Heythrop Journal 52 (6):926-938.

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