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

BookThe Language theory, epistemology, and aesthetics of Jean Lerond d'Alembert

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

Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment, 159

1976

October 1st, 1976

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Cover1
Half Title2
Title Page4
Copyright Page5
Table of Contetns6
I. INTRODUCTION8
II. LANGUAGE THEORY18
i Elements of language18
The Origin of language19
Definitions and scientific principles31
ii The Propositional statement36
Rationalist grammar theory37
Alembert and the propositional statement45
iii Conclusion54
III. EPISTEMOLOGY56
i Analysis and synthesis56
ii Rationalism61
iii Empiricism72
iv Conclusion78
IV. AESTHETICS82
i General aesthetic theory82
ii Music98
iii Translation112
iv Stylistics119
v Conclusion134
V. IMPLICATIONS136
i The Retreat into the knowable136
ii The Judgement of posterity149
WORKS CONSULTED154