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Language, Meaning, and Ek-Sistence

  • J. J. Kockelmans

Abstract

Wherever one encounters human beings one finds language. It is only-natural then that as soon as man begins to reflect on what he is, he will meet the phenomenon of language. Speech itself, one soon sees, also asks that man reflect thoughtfully and try to understand language from the viewpoint of that which immediately manifests itself in it.

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Fundamental Insight Concrete Thing Existential Phenomenology Relative Totality Speech Organ 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. J. Kockelmans
    • 1
  1. 1.Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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