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Beyond Pure ReasonFerdinand de Saussure's Philosophy of Language and Its Early Romantic Antecedents$
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Boris Gasparov

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780231157803

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231157803.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Saussure, “Saussurism,” and “Saussurology”

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
Beyond Pure Reason
Author(s):

Boris Gasparov

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231157803.003.0001

This introductory chapter first describes the release of Saussure's Course in General Linguistics in 1916 to much acclaim, and its passage to obscurity starting in the late 1960s. It then details the resurgence of interest in the work of Saussure which grew into a particular new branch of Saussurean studies known as “Saussurology.” The chapter also sets out the book's purpose: to address Saussure's thinking about language in the contemporary context of the modernist epistemological revolution and explore the threads in its lineage that point to the metaphysics of early Romanticism. Projecting Saussure's views against the background of Jena Romanticism highlights features in these intellectual phenomena that made him stand out among this contemporaries and immediate successors; by the same token, it shows their relevance for our time.

Keywords:   Swiss linguist, Ferdinand de Saussure, linguistics, linguistic theory, Saussurology, structuralism, Saussurism, Romanticism, language, metaphysics

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