Language Lost and Found: On Iris Murdoch and the Limits of Philosophical Concepts — New Book by Niklas Forsberg

Hurrah it’s here! (I had the pleasure of reading through portions of Forsberg’s manuscript and am sure you’ll be as excited as I am by all he has to say.)

9781623564834This from the publisher:

About Language Lost and Found

Language Lost and Found takes as its starting-point Iris Murdoch’s claim that “we have suffered a general loss of concepts.” By means of a thorough reading of Iris Murdoch’s philosophy in the light of this difficulty, it offers a detailed examination of the problem of linguistic community and the roots of the thought that some philosophical problems arise due to our having lost the sense of our own language. But it is also a call for a radical reconsideration of how philosophy and literature relate to each other on a general level and in Murdoch’s authorship in particular.

Table Of Contents

Introduction / Chapter 1.Apparent Paradoxes/ Chapter 2.How to Make a Mirror/ Chapter 3.Sensing a Sense Lost/ Chapter 4.Reading The Black Prince/ Chapter 5.What is it Like to Be a Corpse?/ Chapter 6.Smashing Mirrors, Collecting the Pieces, Returning Our Words / Bibliography / Index

More information (including excellent reviews) can be found here.

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