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The Resource Language & enlightenment : the Berlin debates of the eighteenth century, Avi Lifschitz

Language & enlightenment : the Berlin debates of the eighteenth century, Avi Lifschitz

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Language & enlightenment : the Berlin debates of the eighteenth century
Title
Language & enlightenment
Title remainder
the Berlin debates of the eighteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Avi Lifschitz
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Language and enlightenment
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eng
Summary
What is the role of language in human cognition? Could we attain self-consciousness and construct our civilisation without language? Such were the questions at the basis of eighteenth-century debates on the joint evolution of language, mind, and culture. 'Language and Enlightenment' highlights the importance of language in the social theory, epistemology, and aesthetics of the Enlightenment. While focusing on the Berlin Academy under Frederick the Great, Avi Lifschitz situates the Berlin debates within a larger temporal and geographical framework. He argues that awareness of the historicity and linguistic rootedness of all forms of life was a mainstream Enlightenment notion rather than a feature of the so-called 'Counter-Enlightenment'. Enlightenment authors of different persuasions investigated whether speechless human beings could have developed their language and society on their own. Such inquiries usually pondered the difficult shift from natural signs like cries and gestures to the artificial, articulate words of human language
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1975-
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Lifschitz, Avi
Dewey number
190
Index
index present
LC call number
B802
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Oxford Historical Monographs
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  • Enlightenment
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Enlightenment
  • Intellectual life
  • Germany
  • Germany
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Language & enlightenment : the Berlin debates of the eighteenth century, Avi Lifschitz
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The mutual emergence of language, mind, and society : an enlightenment debate -- Symbolic cognition from Leibniz to the 1760s : theology, aesthetics, and history -- The evolution and genius of language : debates in the Berlin Academy -- J.D. Michaelis on language and vowel points : from confessional controversy to naturalism -- A point of convergence and new departures : the 1759 contest on language and opinions -- Language and cultural identity : the controversy over Prémontval's Préservatif -- Tackling the naturalistic conundrum : instincts and conjectural history to 1771 -- Conclusion and a glimpse into the future
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812300865
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1 online resource (x, 231 pages)
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online
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9780191637759
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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395198
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(OCoLC)812300865
Label
Language & enlightenment : the Berlin debates of the eighteenth century, Avi Lifschitz
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The mutual emergence of language, mind, and society : an enlightenment debate -- Symbolic cognition from Leibniz to the 1760s : theology, aesthetics, and history -- The evolution and genius of language : debates in the Berlin Academy -- J.D. Michaelis on language and vowel points : from confessional controversy to naturalism -- A point of convergence and new departures : the 1759 contest on language and opinions -- Language and cultural identity : the controversy over Prémontval's Préservatif -- Tackling the naturalistic conundrum : instincts and conjectural history to 1771 -- Conclusion and a glimpse into the future
Control code
812300865
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 231 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191637759
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
395198
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)812300865

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