Fate, Time, and Language: An Essay on Free Will

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In 1962, the philosopher Richard Taylor used six commonly accepted presuppositions to imply that human beings have no control over the future. David Foster Wallace not only took issue with Taylor's method, which, according to him, scrambled the relations of logic, language, and the physical world, but also noted a semantic trick at the heart of Taylor's argument. Fate, Time, and Language presents Wallace's brilliant critique of Taylor's work. Written long before the publication of his fiction and essays, Wallace's thesis reveals his great skepticism of abstract thinking made to function as a negation of something more genuine and real. He was especially suspicious of certain paradigms of thought-the cerebral aestheticism of modernism, the clever gimmickry of postmodernism-that abandoned "the very old traditional human verities that have to do with spirituality and emotion and community." As Wallace rises to meet the challenge to free will presented by Taylor, we witness the developing perspective of this major novelist, along with his struggle to establish solid logical ground for his convictions. This volume, edited by Steven M. Cahn and Maureen Eckert, reproduces Taylor's original article and other works on fatalism cited by Wallace. James Ryerson's introduction connects Wallace's early philosophical work to the themes and explorations of his later fiction, and Jay Garfield supplies a critical biographical epilogue.

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Descrizione libro Columbia University Press, United States, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reprint. 206 x 140 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In 1962, the philosopher Richard Taylor used six commonly accepted presuppositions to imply that human beings have no control over the future. David Foster Wallace not only took issue with Taylor s method, which, according to him, scrambled the relations of logic, language, and the physical world, but also noted a semantic trick at the heart of Taylor s argument. Fate, Time, and Language presents Wallace s brilliant critique of Taylor s work. Written long before the publication of his fiction and essays, Wallace s thesis reveals his great skepticism of abstract thinking made to function as a negation of something more genuine and real. He was especially suspicious of certain paradigms of thought-the cerebral aestheticism of modernism, the clever gimmickry of postmodernism-that abandoned the very old traditional human verities that have to do with spirituality and emotion and community. As Wallace rises to meet the challenge to free will presented by Taylor, we witness the developing perspective of this major novelist, along with his struggle to establish solid logical ground for his convictions. This volume, edited by Steven M. Cahn and Maureen Eckert, reproduces Taylor s original article and other works on fatalism cited by Wallace. James Ryerson s introduction connects Wallace s early philosophical work to the themes and explorations of his later fiction, and Jay Garfield supplies a critical biographical epilogue. Codice libro della libreria AAU9780231151573

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Descrizione libro Columbia University Press, United States, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reprint. 206 x 140 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In 1962, the philosopher Richard Taylor used six commonly accepted presuppositions to imply that human beings have no control over the future. David Foster Wallace not only took issue with Taylor s method, which, according to him, scrambled the relations of logic, language, and the physical world, but also noted a semantic trick at the heart of Taylor s argument. Fate, Time, and Language presents Wallace s brilliant critique of Taylor s work. Written long before the publication of his fiction and essays, Wallace s thesis reveals his great skepticism of abstract thinking made to function as a negation of something more genuine and real. He was especially suspicious of certain paradigms of thought-the cerebral aestheticism of modernism, the clever gimmickry of postmodernism-that abandoned the very old traditional human verities that have to do with spirituality and emotion and community. As Wallace rises to meet the challenge to free will presented by Taylor, we witness the developing perspective of this major novelist, along with his struggle to establish solid logical ground for his convictions. This volume, edited by Steven M. Cahn and Maureen Eckert, reproduces Taylor s original article and other works on fatalism cited by Wallace. James Ryerson s introduction connects Wallace s early philosophical work to the themes and explorations of his later fiction, and Jay Garfield supplies a critical biographical epilogue. Codice libro della libreria AAU9780231151573

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Descrizione libro Columbia University Press, 2010. Condizione libro: New. 2010. Reprint. Paperback. Long before he probed the workings of time, human choice, and human frailty in "Infinite Jest," Wallace wrote a brilliant philosophical critique of Richard Taylor's argument for fatalism. This volume reproduces Taylor's original article and other works on fatalism cited by Wallace in his critique. Editor(s): Cahn, Steven M.; Eckert, Maureen. Num Pages: 264 pages. BIC Classification: CFG; DSB; HPK; HPL. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 210 x 140 x 10. Weight in Grams: 308. An Essay on Free Will. 264 pages. Editor(s): Cahn, Steven M.; Eckert, Maureen. Long before he probed the workings of time, human choice, and human frailty in "Infinite Jest," Wallace wrote a brilliant philosophical critique of Richard Taylor's argument for fatalism. This volume reproduces Taylor's original article and other works on fatalism cited by Wallace in his critique. Cateogry: (P) Professional & Vocational. BIC Classification: CFG; DSB; HPK; HPL. Dimension: 210 x 140 x 10. Weight: 308. . . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780231151573

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