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Beyond Pure Reason: Ferdinand de Saussure's Philosophy of Language and Its Early Romantic Antecedents

Boris Gasparov

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157803
eISBN:
9780231504454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157803.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure (1857–1913) revolutionized the study of language, signs, and discourse in the twentieth century. He successfully reconstructed the proto-Indo-European vowel ... More


Introduction: Saussure, “Saussurism,” and “Saussurology”

Boris Gasparov

in Beyond Pure Reason: Ferdinand de Saussure's Philosophy of Language and Its Early Romantic Antecedents

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157803
eISBN:
9780231504454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157803.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This introductory chapter first describes the release of Saussure's Course in General Linguistics in 1916 to much acclaim, and its passage to obscurity starting in the late 1960s. It then details the ... More


Conclusion: Freedom and Mystery—the Peripathetic Nature of Language

Boris Gasparov

in Beyond Pure Reason: Ferdinand de Saussure's Philosophy of Language and Its Early Romantic Antecedents

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157803
eISBN:
9780231504454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157803.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This concluding chapter sums up the principal ingredients of Saussure's intellectual world: its drive for differentiations, inherited from the age of empiricism; a reductive epistemological critique ... More


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