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ERIC Number: ED361751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 45
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Martin Heidegger and the Poetic Foundations of Language.
Yochum, George
This paper outlines Martin Heidegger's argument that poetry is the germinating seed of linguistic life. It discusses his belief that language has its origins in the poetry of experience and his premise that society has lost sight of or has forgotten poetic origins, because of the forms of logic and grammar imposed on language by modern technological society. The paper: (1) introduces Heidegger's poetic-based theory of language to those who may not have been exposed to it in a systematic way; (2) focuses speech communication scholars on what may be most important to them in Heidegger's work; (3) poses some questions regarding the shortcomings of his theory; and (4) points the direction for the development of a Heideggerean theory of rhetoric. Twenty-three footnotes are included. (Author/SR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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