Textual Narratives and a New Metaphysics
"Offering a radical new approach to metaphysics, Shorthouse demonstrates that rational meaning is ontologically grounded in terms of a transcendental viewpoint or perspective. It is this grounding which transcends the language and the self in a hermeneutical movement towards the affirmation of rational meaning. Revealing that the critical characteristic of reading narrative is rhythm, Shorthouse explains how each narrative has a rhythmic structure, or prose rhythm, in relation to its semantic and figurative characteristics, activity and mood. Two key questions are explored: what kind of rational unity may be affirmed which does not close or suspend reflection? and what kind of linguistic mediation may generate an extralinguistic, or transcendental element in establishing an ontological grounding for this affirmation?
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Presence and Metaphor
Metaphor and Narrative
the Mediation of Sonorous Being
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Abraham achieved action activity analysis Anatomy of Criticism Aristotle attempt being-in-the-world Chapter characteristic conceptual unity consciousness corporeal creative critical Critique Critique of Judgment D.H. Lawrence Dasein defined deinon dynamic example existential experience expression figure focus foundation fundamental grasp habitation Heidegger Heidegger's Heideggerian hermeneutical hermeneutical process horizon human Husserl Ibid iconic imaginative appropriation inhabit instant interpretation intuition Lebenswelt lifeworld linguistic mediation meaning Merleau-Ponty's metaphor and narrative metaphysical mimesis mode of language narrative identity notion object Oneself ontological grounding ontological perspective ontological vehemence particular intentionality Paul Ricoeur perception phenomenological philosophy phonicity poetic mode poetry possible primordial dialectic problem of presence productive imagination prose rhythm reader reasonable hope reference reflection relation relationship respect rhythmic structure Ricoeur's theory Rule of Metaphor self-identity semantic interaction sense sign system Sonorous sound patterns story symbolic T.S. Eliot teleological temporal textual narratives theory of metaphor traditional transcended transcendental subject understanding verse whereby words writes