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Disclosing the World: On the Phenomenology of Language

Andrew Inkpin


This book examines the disclosive function of language—what language does in revealing or disclosing the world. It takes a phenomenological approach to this question, defined by the need to accord with the various experiences speakers can have of language. Based on this commitment, it develops a phenomenological conception of language with important implications for both the philosophy of language and recent work in the embodied-embedded-enactive-extended (4e) tradition of cognitive science. The book draws extensively on the work of Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Ludwig Wittgenst ... More

Keywords: disclosive function, phenomenology of language, philosophy of language, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Wittgenstein, realism, idealism, 4e cognitive science

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780262033916
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262033916.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Inkpin, author
University of Melbourne

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