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The Resource Fate, time, and language : an essay on free will ; David Foster Wallace, edited by Steven M. Cahn and Maureen Eckert ; introduction by James Ryerson ; epilogue by Jay Garfield

Fate, time, and language : an essay on free will ; David Foster Wallace, edited by Steven M. Cahn and Maureen Eckert ; introduction by James Ryerson ; epilogue by Jay Garfield

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Fate, time, and language : an essay on free will ; David Foster Wallace
Title
Fate, time, and language
Title remainder
an essay on free will ; David Foster Wallace
Statement of responsibility
edited by Steven M. Cahn and Maureen Eckert ; introduction by James Ryerson ; epilogue by Jay Garfield
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Long before he published Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace wrote a brilliant critique of Richard Taylor's argument for fatalism. In 1962, Taylor used six commonly-accepted presuppositions to imply that humans have no control over the future. Not only did Wallace take issue with Taylor's method, which, according to him, scrambled the relations of logic, language, and the physical world, but he also called out a semantic trick that lie at the heart of Taylor's argument. Wallace was a great skeptic of abstract thinking as a negation of something more genuine and real. He w
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
123
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BJ1461.T293
LC item number
F38 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cahn, Steven M
  • Eckert, Maureen
  • Wallace, David Foster
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Taylor, Richard
  • Fate and fatalism
  • Semantics
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Fate and fatalism
  • Semantics
Label
Fate, time, and language : an essay on free will ; David Foster Wallace, edited by Steven M. Cahn and Maureen Eckert ; introduction by James Ryerson ; epilogue by Jay Garfield
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The background. Introduction / Steven M. Cahn -- Fatalism / Richard Taylor -- Professor Taylor on fatalism / John Turk Saunders -- Fatalism and ability / Richard Taylor -- Fatalism and ability II / Peter Makepeace -- Fatalism and linguistic reform / John Turk Saunders -- Fatalism and Professor Taylor / Bruce Aune -- Taylor's fatal fallacy / Raziel Abelson -- A note on fatalism / Richard Taylor -- Tautology and fatalism / Richard Sharvy -- Fatalistic arguments / Steven Cahn -- Comment / Richard Taylor -- Fatalism and ordinary language / John Turk Saunders -- Fallacies in Taylor's "fatalism" / Charles D. Brown -- The essay. Renewing the fatalist conversation / Maureen Eckert -- Richard Taylor's "fatalism" and the semantics of physical modality / David Foster Wallace -- Epilogue. David Foster Wallace as student: a memoir / Jay Garfield
Control code
694147464
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 252 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231527071
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt273rqh
  • 2f8ea720-2776-4186-9bc7-a97ff29202e6
Publisher number
EB00640066
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)694147464
Label
Fate, time, and language : an essay on free will ; David Foster Wallace, edited by Steven M. Cahn and Maureen Eckert ; introduction by James Ryerson ; epilogue by Jay Garfield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The background. Introduction / Steven M. Cahn -- Fatalism / Richard Taylor -- Professor Taylor on fatalism / John Turk Saunders -- Fatalism and ability / Richard Taylor -- Fatalism and ability II / Peter Makepeace -- Fatalism and linguistic reform / John Turk Saunders -- Fatalism and Professor Taylor / Bruce Aune -- Taylor's fatal fallacy / Raziel Abelson -- A note on fatalism / Richard Taylor -- Tautology and fatalism / Richard Sharvy -- Fatalistic arguments / Steven Cahn -- Comment / Richard Taylor -- Fatalism and ordinary language / John Turk Saunders -- Fallacies in Taylor's "fatalism" / Charles D. Brown -- The essay. Renewing the fatalist conversation / Maureen Eckert -- Richard Taylor's "fatalism" and the semantics of physical modality / David Foster Wallace -- Epilogue. David Foster Wallace as student: a memoir / Jay Garfield
Control code
694147464
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 252 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231527071
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt273rqh
  • 2f8ea720-2776-4186-9bc7-a97ff29202e6
Publisher number
EB00640066
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)694147464

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