The Language theory, epistemology, and aesthetics of Jean Lerond d’Alembert

Author: D. F. Essar

Volume: 159

Series: SVEC

Publication Date: 1976

Pages: 160

ISBN: 978-0-7294-0045-9

Price: £35


I. Introduction
II. Language theory
i. Elements of language: The Origin of language; Definitions and scientific principles
ii. The Propositional statement: Rationalist grammar theory; Alembert and the propositional statement
iii. Conclusion
III. Epistemology
i. Analysis and synthesis
ii. Rationalism
iii. Empiricism
iv. Conclusion
IV. Aesthetics
i. General aesthetic theory
ii. Music
iii. Translation
iv. Stylistics
v. Conclusion
V. Implications
i. The Retreat into the knowable
ii. The Judgement of posterity
Works consulted

Voltaire Foundation

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