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By Massimo Verdicchio, Robert Burch

Among Philosophy and Poetry examines the advanced and debatable relation that has expert literary idea on account that precedent days: the adaptation among philosophy and poetry. The publication explores 3 particular parts: the perform of writing with recognize to orality; the interpretive modes of poetic and philosophical discourse as self-narration and old knowing; how rhythm marks the differential areas in poetry and philosophy. The booklet brings jointly probably the most fashionable overseas students within the fields of philosophy and literature to check the diversities among orality and writing, the symptoms and strains of gender in writing, the historic size of the strain among philosophical and poetic language, and the longer term probability of a musical pondering that may transcend the competition among philosophy and poetry. within the ultimate example, rhythm is the strength to be reckoned with and is the fundamental point in an knowing of philosophy and poetry. Rhythm in impression offers a musical ethics of philosophy, for musical considering is going past the metaphysical competition among philosophy and poetry and units the body for post-philosophical perform. individuals: Amittari F. Aviram, Babette Babich, Eve Taylor Bannet, Stephen Barker, Alexandro Carrera, Richard Detsch, Karen Feldman, David Halliburton, Richard Kearney, Carlo Sini, P. Christopher Smith, Forrest Williams

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The language the scientist used to describe the feature of the automaton was then applied to nature. It did not take very long before the whole paradigm turned upside down, and nature was understood only by means of the vicarious language that had been shaped to describe the automaton. Hence, the great fascination of the eighteenth century with mechanical creatures, a fascination that lasted until the beginning of the nineteenth century (think of E. T. A. Hoffmann’s and Mary Shelley’s parables) to resurface as science fiction in the twentieth century.

And if the virtual prophets have not been able to get rid of the linear codes of communication, it is because their holistic, ideographic vision is reached through digitalization only. They have just fulfilled the Galilean project aimed at the rewriting of the world in mathematical terms. And yet, the circle is not complete. Nonlinear, ideographic communication and linear, alphabetic, and digital writing are closer than ever. As A. J. 2 They are based on ancient and prelogical practices that went almost entirely lost when alphabetic writing became widespread.

Plato’s ale¯theia (the purity of truth as “unconcealedness”) does not rise, as Heidegger claims, against the background of le¯the¯. 7 Heidegger, Sini admits, is right when he says that whenever a problem is spotted (like “the problem of logic”), it is because there is a question that nobody knows how to ask anymore. Yet the question regarding the content of the logical form, the question that logic can’t answer anymore because it is too busy tracking down its “problems,” cannot be answered, as Heidegger did, by merely correcting the meaning of ale¯theia, because such a solution does not free 34 BETWEEN PHILOSOPHY AND POETRY itself from the Platonic horizon.

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