Time and Human Language Now, by Boyarin, Jonathan
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- ISBN: 9780979405730 | 0979405734
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 1/15/2009
What can you say after you say that the worldor at least human life on itlooks like it's nearing its end? How about starting with wonder at the possibility that dialogue and subjectivitythe bases of human languageare possible now? InTime and Human Language Nowtwo lifelong friends share, in the form of a long-distance e-mail correspondence, a conversation about the relation between cosmos and consciousness, and about the possibility of being responsibly open toward the future without either despair or unreasoning hope. The urgency that underlies this dialogue is the conviction that there can only be reason for hope if the members of homo sapiens can learnsoonhow vital and astonishing is the phenomenon of shared human presence through language.