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The Resource Meaning & interpretation : Wittgenstein, Henry James, and literary knowledge, G.L. Hagberg

Meaning & interpretation : Wittgenstein, Henry James, and literary knowledge, G.L. Hagberg

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Meaning & interpretation : Wittgenstein, Henry James, and literary knowledge
Title
Meaning & interpretation
Title remainder
Wittgenstein, Henry James, and literary knowledge
Statement of responsibility
G.L. Hagberg
Title variation
Meaning and interpretation
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What is the meaning of a word?" In this thought-provoking book, G.L. Hagberg demonstrates how this question - which initiated Wittgenstein's later work in the philosophy of language - is significant for our understanding not only of linguistic meaning but of the meaning of works of art and literature as well. Adopting a Wittgensteinian method in close readings of the short fiction of Henry James, Hagberg reveals how literary interpretation itself may be practiced as a form of philosophical investigation. Hagberg first considers in detail Wittgenstein's views on meaning, particularly such notoriously difficult central concepts as the "language-game" and the "form of life." He uncovers in Wittgenstein's philosophy the interrelations between linguistic and artistic "microcosms," between verbal and stylistic coherence, between linguistic and artistic limits to what may be expressed, and between general meaning and aesthetic significance. Fundamentally, Hagberg examines Wittgenstein's account of the importance of particularized usage and of context in determining the meaning of word or work of art. In his interpretation of James's short fiction, Hagberg rethinks such problems as the widely assumed but misleading distinction between interpretive perception and description. In addition, he draws striking parallels between the complex processes of coming to understand a person and of coming to understand a work of art. Throughout, Hagberg demonstrates a heightened sensitivity to the powerful influence on aesthetic thinking of formulations of questions that are too often accepted as given
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Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hagberg, Garry
Dewey number
121/.68/092
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2124
LC item number
.H34 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Fiction
  • Knowledge, Theory of, in literature
  • Meaning (Philosophy) in literature
  • James, Henry
  • Wittgenstein, Ludwig
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Meaning & interpretation : Wittgenstein, Henry James, and literary knowledge, G.L. Hagberg
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Color
black and white
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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JSTOR624346308
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 183 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801429262
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  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt21v2hk8
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  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
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  • ocn624346308
  • (OCoLC)624346308
Label
Meaning & interpretation : Wittgenstein, Henry James, and literary knowledge, G.L. Hagberg
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
JSTOR624346308
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 183 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801429262
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt21v2hk8
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn624346308
  • (OCoLC)624346308

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