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An essay on negation : for a linguistic anthropology, Paolo Virno ; translated by Lorenzo Chiesa

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An essay on negation : for a linguistic anthropology
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An essay on negation
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for a linguistic anthropology
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Paolo Virno ; translated by Lorenzo Chiesa
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Towards a linguistic anthropology
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  • ita
  • eng
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In Essay on Negation, Paol Virno argues that not’s importance is perhaps comparable only to that of money—that is, the universality of exchange. Negation is what separates verbal thought from silent cognitive operations, such as feelings and mental images. Speaking about what is not happening here and now, or about properties that are not referable to a given object, the human animal deactivates its original neuronal empathy, which is prelinguistic; it distances itself from the prescriptions of its own instinctual endowment and accesses a higher sociality, negotiated and unstable, which establishes the public sphere. In fact, the speaking animal soon learns that the negative statement does not amount to the linguistic double of unpleasant realities or destructive emotions: while it rejects them, negation also names them and thus includes them in social life. Virno sees negation as a crucial effect of civilization, one that is, however, also always exposed to further regressions. Taking his cue from a humble word, the author is capable of unfolding the unexpected phenomenology of the negating consciousness. --
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1952-
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Virno, Paolo
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Translated from the Italian
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non fiction
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Chiesa, Lorenzo
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  • Language and languages
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Negation (Logic)
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An essay on negation : for a linguistic anthropology, Paolo Virno ; translated by Lorenzo Chiesa
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"Originally published as ... Saggio sulla negazione. Per una antropologia linguistica, ©2013 Bollati Boringhieri editore, Turin"--Title page verso
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23 cm.
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250 pages
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9780857424389
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(OCoLC)1033507837
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An essay on negation : for a linguistic anthropology, Paolo Virno ; translated by Lorenzo Chiesa
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published as ... Saggio sulla negazione. Per una antropologia linguistica, ©2013 Bollati Boringhieri editore, Turin"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1033507837
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9780857424389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1033507837

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