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dc.contributor.authorKey, Alexander
dc.date.issued2018
dc.date.submitted2018-09-10 11:21:11
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T12:29:18Z
dc.identifier1000457
dc.identifierOCN: 1076726834
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/29479
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/36762
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.relation.ispartofseriesBerkeley Series in Postclassical Islamic Scholarship
dc.rightsopen access
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::HBLC Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HR Religion & beliefs::HRH Islam
dc.subject.otherArabic
dc.subject.otherTranslation
dc.subject.otherLiterary Criticism
dc.subject.otherPhilosophy of Language
dc.subject.otherConceptual Vocabulary
dc.subject.otherMental Content
dc.subject.otherAvicenna
dc.subject.otherEpistemology
dc.subject.otherGod
dc.subject.otherHaqiqa
dc.subject.otherLexicon
dc.subject.otherLogic
dc.subject.otherMind
dc.subject.otherQuran
dc.titleLanguage Between God and the Poets
dc.title.alternativemaʿnā in the eleventh century
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1525/luminos.54
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy19856893-4bf2-4e3e-9137-c7692d64e4c1
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameUniversity of California Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitewww.ucpress.edu
oapen.relation.isbn9780520298019
oapen.pages322
oapen.place.publicationOakland
dc.seriesnumber2


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