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Revolution of the Ordinary


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Revolution of the Ordinary

Toril Moi

This book argues for the power of ordinary language philosophy (OLP) -- the tradition in philosophy inaugurated by Wittgenstein and Austin, and extended by Cavell -- to transform literary studies. The first part introduces Wittgenstein’s vision of language and his critique of the "craving for generality," which characterizes theory today. It shows that this philosophy offers a new kind of realism, a powerful alternative to the skepticism of the tradition after Saussure. This ... Read more


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