Language and the Ineffable: A Developmental Perspective and Its Applications

Language and the Ineffable: A Developmental Perspective and Its Applications

By: Louis S. Berger (author)Hardback

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The prevailing conception of language is often called "the received view." Though ubiquitous, Louis S. Berger demonstrates its flaws and the difficulties it raises for other disciplines, such as philosophy and physics. In Language and the Ineffable, Berger develops an unconventional model of human development: ontogenesis. A radical and generative feature of the model is the premise that the neonate's world is holistic, boundary-less, unimaginable, and impossible to describe; in other words, ineffable. This study unsettles the foundations of sacrosanct beliefs about language and a host of other disciplines in the process.

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Louis S. Berger is a psychologist with a background in music and physics, and the author ofAverting Global Extinction: Our Irrational Society as Therapy Patient. He lives in Forsyth, Georgia.


Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Chapter One. Background and Rationale Chapter 3 Chapter Two. The Received View of Language Chapter 4 Chapter Three. Varieties of Ineffability Chapter 5 Chapter Four. Ontogenesis, Nonduality, First Language Acquisition Chapter 6 Chapter Five. What Language Is and Does: The Tier 1 Framework Chapter 7 Chapter Six. Application 1: Psychiatry, General-Experimental Psychology, Psychotherapy Chapter 8 Chapter Seven. Application 2: Logic, Mathematics Chapter 9 Postlude

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/01/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780739147139
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 174
  • ID: 9780739147139
  • weight: 413
  • ISBN10: 0739147137

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