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dc.contributor.authorKey, Alexander
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-15T13:55:11Z
dc.date.available2020-12-15T13:55:11Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/43750
dc.description.abstractHow does language work? How does language produce truth and beauty? Eleventh-century Arabic scholarship has detailed answers to these universal questions. Language Between God and the Poets reads the theory of four major scholars and asks how the conceptual vocabulary they shared enabled them to create theory in lexicography, theology, logic, and poetics. Their ideas engaged God and poetry at the nexus of language, mind, and reality. Their core conceptual vocabulary carved reality at the joints in a manner quite different from Anglophone and European thought in any period. This vocabulary centered around the words maʿnā (“mental content”) and ḥaqīqah (“accuracy”), two concepts for which Alexander Key develops a translation methodology with the help of Wittgenstein and Kuhn. Language Between God and the Poets helps us see how fundamental the lexicon and lexicography can be to all kinds of theory, how theology can be a science of naming, how logic interacts with language, and how poetic affect can be built on grammar and logic. The four scholars are ar-Rāġib al-Iṣfahānī, Ibn Fūrak, Ibn Sīnā (Avicenna), and ʿAbd al-Qāhir al-Ǧurǧānī.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSB Literary studies: general::DSBB Literary studies: classical, early & medieval
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBL History: earliest times to present day::HBLA Ancient history: to c 500 CE
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy
dc.subject.otherLiterary Criticism
dc.subject.otherAncient & Classical
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.subject.otherAncient
dc.subject.otherGeneral
dc.subject.otherPhilosophy
dc.subject.otherGeneral
dc.titleLanguage Between God and the Poets (Volume 2.0)
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1525/luminos.54
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virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameUniversity of California Press
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