Language and Enlightenment: The Berlin Debates of the Eighteenth Century

Valutazione media 3
( su 1 valutazioni fornite da GoodReads )
 
9780199661664: Language and Enlightenment: The Berlin Debates of the Eighteenth Century

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. This transition from nature to artifice was mirrored in other domains of inquiry, such as the origins of social relations, inequality, the arts and the sciences. By examining a wide variety of authors - Leibniz, Wolff, Condillac, Rousseau, Michaelis, and Herder, among others - Language and Enlightenment emphasises the open and malleable character of the eighteenth-century Republic of Letters. The language debates demonstrate that German theories of culture and language were not merely a rejection of French ideas. New notions of the genius of language and its role in cognition were constructed through a complex interaction with cross-European currents, especially via the prize contests at the Berlin Academy.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

Book Description:

This impressive monograph provides a powerful and original contribution to the cultural history of Prussia and sustains its author's claim that 'The Academy became a major centre of intellectual regeneration in Germany'. ( Tim Blanning, English Historical Review)

Lifschitz has made an important contribution to our understanding of the Aufklärung. His book will be required reading for anyone who now wishes to study the subject. At the same time his work will have much to say to scholars of the European Enlightenment and to anyone interested in the history of linguistic thought in the eighteenth century. ( Joachim Whaley, History)

Successfully combining the larger picture with thick description of local contexts, Language and Enlightenment is a rich book that will be read with profit by those interested in the philosophy of langugae, the history of ideas, and cultural history alike. ( Iwan-Michelangelo D'Aprile, Bulletin of the German Historical Institute, London)

Lifschitz's extensive and patient historical analysis ... enriches in many ways our knowledge of the Berlin debates and helps us think in new ways about the authors and works that characterize the age of Enlightenment. ( Stefano Gensini, Historiographia Linguistica)

This excellent, lucid and stimulating volume compellingly demonstrates the multifaceted complexity and fascination of eighteenth-century grapplings with language in Berlin and beyond ... Language & Enlightenment is a masterly work of intellectual history, taking ideas seriously and summarising them with great lucidity, while always relating them to cultural, social and political aspects. ( Adam Sutcliffe, Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies)

About the Author:

Avi Lifschitz is Lecturer in Early Modern European History at University College London (UCL), and Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg) in Berlin. He is co-editor of Epicurus in the Enlightenment (2009).

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Lifschitz, Avi
Editore: Oxford University Press (2012)
ISBN 10: 0199661669 ISBN 13: 9780199661664
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 4
Da
The Vintage Vagabonds
(Oak Ridge, NC, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Dust jacket has very light wear from shipping. Corners and edges lightly rubbed. Clean text. Tight spine. Codice libro della libreria 140902023

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 39,03
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,71
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Lifschitz, Avi
ISBN 10: 0199661669 ISBN 13: 9780199661664
Nuovi Quantità: 1
Da
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97801996616641.0

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 87,98
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,71
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Lifschitz, Avi
Editore: OUP Oxford (2016)
ISBN 10: 0199661669 ISBN 13: 9780199661664
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Print on Demand
Da
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro OUP Oxford, 2016. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Codice libro della libreria ria9780199661664_lsuk

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 104,81
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,34
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Lifschitz, Avi
Editore: OUP Oxford (2012)
ISBN 10: 0199661669 ISBN 13: 9780199661664
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Print on Demand
Da
PBShop
(Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro OUP Oxford, 2012. HRD. Condizione libro: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria IP-9780199661664

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 107,97
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,71
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Lifschitz, Avi
Editore: OUP Oxford (2012)
ISBN 10: 0199661669 ISBN 13: 9780199661664
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Print on Demand
Da
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro OUP Oxford, 2012. HRD. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria IP-9780199661664

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 105,38
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 10,56
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Lifschitz, Avi
Editore: Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2012)
ISBN 10: 0199661669 ISBN 13: 9780199661664
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 10
Print on Demand
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2012. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 218 x 144 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.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. This transition from nature to artifice was mirrored in other domains of inquiry, such as the origins of social relations, inequality, the arts and the sciences. By examining a wide variety of authors - Leibniz, Wolff, Condillac, Rousseau, Michaelis, and Herder, among others - Language and Enlightenment emphasises the open and malleable character of the eighteenth-century Republic of Letters. The language debates demonstrate that German theories of culture and language were not merely a rejection of French ideas. New notions of the genius of language and its role in cognition were constructed through a complex interaction with cross-European currents, especially via the prize contests at the Berlin Academy. Codice libro della libreria APC9780199661664

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 131,92
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Lifschitz, Avi
Editore: Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2012)
ISBN 10: 0199661669 ISBN 13: 9780199661664
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 10
Print on Demand
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2012. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 218 x 144 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. 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. This transition from nature to artifice was mirrored in other domains of inquiry, such as the origins of social relations, inequality, the arts and the sciences. By examining a wide variety of authors - Leibniz, Wolff, Condillac, Rousseau, Michaelis, and Herder, among others - Language and Enlightenment emphasises the open and malleable character of the eighteenth-century Republic of Letters. The language debates demonstrate that German theories of culture and language were not merely a rejection of French ideas. New notions of the genius of language and its role in cognition were constructed through a complex interaction with cross-European currents, especially via the prize contests at the Berlin Academy. Codice libro della libreria APC9780199661664

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 132,62
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Lifschitz, Avi
Editore: Oxford Univ Pr (2012)
ISBN 10: 0199661669 ISBN 13: 9780199661664
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford Univ Pr, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 1st edition. 272 pages. 9.50x6.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0199661669

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 138,72
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 7,04
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Lifschitz, Avi
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199661669 ISBN 13: 9780199661664
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 20
Da
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Hardcover. 272 pages. Dimensions: 8.6in. x 5.7in. x 0.9in.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. This transition from nature to artifice was mirrored in other domains of inquiry, such as the origins of social relations, inequality, the arts and the sciences. By examining a wide variety of authors - Leibniz, Wolff, Condillac, Rousseau, Michaelis, and Herder, among others - Language and Enlightenment emphasises the open and malleable character of the eighteenth-century Republic of Letters. The language debates demonstrate that German theories of culture and language were not merely a rejection of French ideas. New notions of the genius of language and its role in cognition were constructed through a complex interaction with cross-European currents, especially via the prize contests at the Berlin Academy. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Codice libro della libreria 9780199661664

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 142,14
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,67
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi