Language Beyond Postmodernism

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Publication Date
August 1997
Page Count
376 pages
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Language Beyond Postmodernism

Saying and Thinking in Gendlin Philosophy
David Michael Levin

Eugene Gendlin's contribution to the theory of language is the focus of this collection of essays edited by David Michael Levin. This compilation of critical studies--each followed by a comment from Gendlin himself--investigates how concepts grow out of experience, and explores relations between Gendlin's philosophy of language and experience and the philosophies of Wittgenstein, Dilthey, and Heidegger.

About the Author

Eugene T. Gendlin, Ph.D. is a professor of psychology at the University of Chicago. For many years he was the editor of Psycho-therapy: Theory, Research, and Practice. In 1970, because of his development of experiential psychology, he was chosen by the Psychotherapy Division of the American Psychological Association for their first Distinguished Professional Psychologist of the Year award.

David Levin earned his undergraduate degree in Roman and Greek civilization from the University of Michigan and is a graduate of Harvard Law School. He won a visiting scholar's fellowship at the American Academy in Rome and has practiced international law at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York. He lives in New York City.

"Eugene Gendlin's heightened sensitivity to language as a creative event of discourse on the hither side of sedimented theories of linguistics is unique both among his predecessors and his contemporaries. It is thus that the critical essays in the current volume, addressing various facets of Gendlin's consummate contribution to the philosophy of language, provide a valuable resource for all practitioners of the discipline." --Calvin O. Schrag, Purdue University