9780979405730

Time and Human Language Now

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  • ISBN13:

    9780979405730

  • ISBN10:

    0979405734

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-15
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
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Summary

What can you say after you say that the worldor at least human life on itlooks like it's nearing its end? How about starting with wonder at the possibility that dialogue and subjectivitythe bases of human languageare possible now? InTime and Human Language Nowtwo lifelong friends share, in the form of a long-distance e-mail correspondence, a conversation about the relation between cosmos and consciousness, and about the possibility of being responsibly open toward the future without either despair or unreasoning hope. The urgency that underlies this dialogue is the conviction that there can only be reason for hope if the members of homo sapiens can learnsoonhow vital and astonishing is the phenomenon of shared human presence through language.

Author Biography

Jonathan Boyarin is the Leonard and Tobee Kaplan Distinguished Professor of Modern Jewish Thought at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is coauthor of Powers of Diaspora and the author of Thinking in Jewish, the latter published by the University of Chicago Press.
 
Martin Land is a senior lecturer in computer science at Hadassah College in Jerusalem and president of the International Association for Relativistic Dynamics.

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