The Phenomenology of Language and the Metaphysicalizing of the Real

  • Robert D. Stolorow Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles
  • George E. Atwood Providence, Rhode Island

Abstract


This essay joins Wilhelm Dilthey’s conception of the metaphysical impulse as a flight from the tragedy of human finitude with Ludwig Wittgenstein’s understanding of how language bewitches intelligence. We contend that there are features of the phenomenology of language that play a constitutive and pervasive role in the formation of metaphysical illusion.

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Published
26-Mar-2017
How to Cite
Stolorow, R., & Atwood, G. (2017, March 26). The Phenomenology of Language and the Metaphysicalizing of the Real. Language and Psychoanalysis, 6(1), 4-9. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.7565/landp.v6i1.1564
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Original Articles