Language Beyond Postmodernism: Saying and Thinking in Gendlin's Philosophy

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Northwestern University Press, 1997 - Philosophy - 378 pages
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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.

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A superb book to really understand Gendlin's thought and the intricacies of the struggle with language,meaning and human nature and what's at stake. Reading Gendlin's responses to different authors critiques is priceless. It really aids in a deeper grasp. I was impressed by the brilliance of his thinking- any time I think a contributor "got him" he has a nuanced and deepening response-not any final answers but a good response . it is hard to read but worth the effort, even if you don't "get it all" and I promise you will not. Hope this dialogue continues ...  

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About the author (1997)

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.

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