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The Resource Body and story : the ethics and practice of theoretical conflict, Richard Terdiman

Body and story : the ethics and practice of theoretical conflict, Richard Terdiman

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Body and story : the ethics and practice of theoretical conflict
Title
Body and story
Title remainder
the ethics and practice of theoretical conflict
Statement of responsibility
Richard Terdiman
Title variation
Body & story
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Body and Story, Richard Terdiman explores the tension between what might seem to be two fundamentally different ways of understanding the world: as physical reality and as representation in language. In demonstrating the complicated relationship between these two modes of being, he also presents a new bold approach to the problem of conflicts between irreconcilable but equally compelling theoretical ideas. Enlightenment rationalism is most often understood as maintaining that words can meaningfully refer to and grasp things in the material world, while Postmodernism famously argues that nothing exists outside of language. Terdiman challenges this clean distinction, finding the early seeds of Postmodern doubt in the Enlightenment, and demonstrating the stubborn resistance of material reality - particularly that of the body - to language even today. Building on readings of works by 18th-century encyclopedist Denis Diderot and contemporary philosopher-icon Jacques Derrida, Terdiman argues that despite their genuine and profound opposition, a constant negotiation or mutual interrogation has always been taking place between these two world-views, even as the balance at times shifts to one side or the other. In analyzing these shifts he proposes a new model for understanding how seemingly unabridgeable theories legitimately coexist in our intellectual conception of the world, and he suggests a new ethics for managing this coexistence
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Cataloging source
E7B
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Terdiman, Richard
Dewey number
128
Index
index present
LC call number
B842
LC item number
.T47 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Diderot, Denis
  • Theory (Philosophy)
  • Postmodernism
  • Enlightenment
  • Language and languages
  • Reality
  • Enlightenment
  • Language and languages
  • Postmodernism
  • Reality
  • Theory (Philosophy)
Label
Body and story : the ethics and practice of theoretical conflict, Richard Terdiman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-253) 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
The nun who never was -- On the matter of bodies -- The body and the text -- Materiality, language, and money -- The Enlightenment discovers postmodernism -- The epistemology of difference -- Materiality, resistance, and time
Control code
646769607
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 265 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801885433
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646769607
Label
Body and story : the ethics and practice of theoretical conflict, Richard Terdiman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-253) 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
The nun who never was -- On the matter of bodies -- The body and the text -- Materiality, language, and money -- The Enlightenment discovers postmodernism -- The epistemology of difference -- Materiality, resistance, and time
Control code
646769607
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 265 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801885433
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646769607

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