By Julia Goesser Assaiante

Body Language: Corporeality, Subjectivity, and Language in Johann Georg Hamann addresses the centrality of sensual conception to the structure of subjectivity and the ensuing courting among subjectivity and language within the paintings of Johann Georg Hamann. In positing the physique because the entity that stipulations a subject’s come across with the realm, Hamann, it's argued, prefigures a concept of finite subjectivity that not just runs counter to the Enlightenment culture but additionally reemerges in 19th- (Kierkegaard and Nietzsche) and twentieth-century (Benjamin) discourses at the rigidity among subjectivity and the abstraction of language. the anomaly on the middle of this research is Hamann’s radical circumscription of cause as expressed via language, which however makes an attempt to recover the concept that of common that means via religion. Language is wrested clear of abstraction and, for that reason, any universality, and turns into the expression of the finite, corporeal subjectivity, a nation of difficulty that's instantaneously granted and resolved via a divine writer.

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