Fate, Time, and Language: An Essay on Free Will [Audiobook] download free by David Wallace

Fate, Time, and Language: An Essay on Free Will Audiobook download free by David Wallace
  • Listen audiobook: Fate, Time, and Language: An Essay on Free Will
  • Author: David Wallace
  • Release date: 2012/6/26
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9780231151573
  • Rating: 9.62 of 10
  • Votes: 591
  • Review by: Sergio Baldwin
  • Review rating: 9.45 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/14
  • Duration: 3H20M37S in 256 kbps (52.8 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-22
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: Shorten, WAV, FLAC, MPEG4, WMA, MP3, AIFF (compression LZMA, TAR.Z, RAR, GZ, RZ, ZIP)
  • Total pages original book: 264
  • Includes a PDF summary of 23 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 17M17S (4.6 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: 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.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Philosophy: Epistemology & Theory Of Knowledge, Semantics, Literary Studies: General, Philosophy: Metaphysics & Ontology, Philosophy: Logic, Ethics & Moral Philosophy
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 19.14 USD
  • Dimensions: 140x210x15.24mm
  • Weight: 294.84g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States

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