The Phenomenology of Language and the Metaphysicalizing of the Real

Language and Psychoanalysis 6 (1):04-09 (2017)
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This essay joins Wilhelm Dilthey’s conception of the metaphysical impulse as a flight from the tragedy of human finitude with Ludwig Wittgenstein’s understanding of how language bewitches intelligence. We contend that there are features of the phenomenology of language that play a constitutive and pervasive role in the formation of metaphysical illusion.



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Robert D. Stolorow
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