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A Linguistic Frame of Mind: ar-Rāġib al-Iṣfahānī and What It Meant to be Ambiguous

@inproceedings{Key2012ALF,
  title={A Linguistic Frame of Mind: ar-Rāġib al-Iṣfahānī and What It Meant to be Ambiguous},
  author={Alexander Key},
  year={2012}
}
  • Alexander Key
  • Published 2012
  • Philosophy
  • The mediaeval Islamicate world was dominated by a language-obsessed culture that placed great value on words and their meanings. These words and meanings could, for those who used them, make the difference between both earthly success or failure, and salvation or damnation in the hereafter. Scholars were also conscious of the contingency of the links between words and their meanings, and the potential this created for ambiguity. This dissertation is about the mechanisms, models, and assumptions… CONTINUE READING
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