Binding Words: Conscience and Rhetoric in Hobbes, Hegel, and Heidegger

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In a provactive work that brings new tools to the history of philosophy, Karen S. Feldman offers an elegant account of how philosophical language appears to produce the very thing it claims to describe. She demonstrates that conscience can only be described and understood through tropes and figures of langugae. If description in literal terms is impossible, as Binding Words convincingly argues, perhaps there is no such thing. But if the word "conscience" has no tangible referent, then how can conscience be constructed as ...

Binding Words: Conscience and Rhetoric in Hobbes, Hegel, and Heidegger 2006, Northwestern University Press

ISBN-13: 9780810122819

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Binding Words: Conscience and Rhetoric in Hobbes, Hegel, and Heidegger 2006, Northwestern University Press

ISBN-13: 9780810122802

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