[lit-ideas] Way up in the middle of the air

  • From: Robert Paul <rpaul@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:35:29 -0800

JL instructs us that

'The title of Rorty's collection, This title's meaning -- the turn of the
screw (Cfr. Rorty,
"linguistic turn") is exposed on the very first page of "The turn of  the
screw", after
hearing a ghoulish tale in which a child is menaced  by some ghostly terror,
someone suggests that the fact that the story's  protagonist was a child is
what gives a certain "turn of the screw" – that is,  it tightens the
dramatic
tension.'

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The phrase that Rorty used as the title of his book was taken from an
article,
'Two Types of Linguistic Philosophy,' by Gustav Bergmann. This
shows that words can be recycled.

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*Actual photograp*h:


The Review of Metaphysics, Vol. V, No.3, March 1952

                                         I

      TWO TYPES OF LINGUISTIC PHILOSOPHY


'Of late philosophy has taken a linguistic turn. ...'

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Anyone who would like to read this paradigm-shifting article online, can try

<
http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/20123273?sid=21105488044631&uid=4&uid=2&uid=3739256&uid=2134&uid=70
>,

which JSTOR promises (claims) will lead to a reproduction of
the entire piece, right there on your computer screen.


Robert Paul

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