Language Beyond Postmodernism: Saying and Thinking in Gendlin Philosophy (Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy) (Paperback)

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By David Kleinberg-Levin (Editor), Eugene Gendlin (Contributions by), David Kleinberg-Levin (Contributions by), David Kolb (Contributions by), William Earle (Contributions by), Hans Julius Schneider (Contributions by), Meredith Williams (Contributions by), Mark Johnson (Contributions by), J.N. Mohanty (Contributions by), Robert C. Scharff (Contributions by), Lawrence J. Hatab (Contributions by), Kenneth Liberman (Contributions by), Jerald Wallulis (Contributions by), Graeme Nicholson (Contributions by), Véronique M. Fóti (Contributions by), Joseph Margolis (Contributions by)
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Eugene Gendlin's contribution to the theory of language is the focus of this collection of essays edited by David Michael Levin. This compilation of critical studies—each followed by a comment from Gendlin himself—investigates how concepts grow out of experience, and explores relations between Gendlin's philosophy of language and experience and the philosophies of Wittgenstein, Dilthey, and Heidegger.

About the Author

EUGENE T. GENDLIN is a professor of psychology at the University of Chicago. For many years he was the editor of Psycho-therapy: Theory, Research, and Practice. In 1970, because of his development of experiential psychology, he was chosen by the Psychotherapy Division of the American Psychological Association for their first Distinguished Professional Psychologist of the Year award.

DAVID KLEINBERG-LEVIN taught in the Humanities Department at MIT from 1968 until 1972, when he joined the Department of Philosophy at Northwestern. The heart of his work is disclosive hermeneutical phenomenology, which he brings to bear in innovative ways on questions and problems in aesthetics, clinical psychology, moral philosophy, and critical social theory. He is the author of Gestures of Ethical Life: Hölderlin's Question of Measure after Heidegger.

Praise For…

"Eugene Gendlin's heightened sensitivity to language as a creative event of discourse on the hither side of sedimented theories of linguistics is unique both among his predecessors and his contemporaries. It is thus that the critical essays in the current volume, addressing various facets of Gendlin's consummate contribution to the philosophy of language, provide a valuable resource for all practitioners of the discipline." —Calvin O. Schrag, Purdue University

Product Details
ISBN: 9780810113596
ISBN-10: 0810113597
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publication Date: August 20th, 1997
Pages: 376
Language: English
Series: Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy

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