Non-Being in Language Structure, Content and Context
Presented During: Top Papers in Philosophy of Communication
Sponsor: Philosophy of Communication Division
Sat, 11/21: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Room: Zoom Room 11
This is a small segment from a larger forthcoming book project, titled How Non-Being Haunts Being. The paper focuses upon many different ways that absence, incompleteness, negation, and non-being (i.e. varieties of nothing) operate within language and communication. It explores acts of verbal negation, the role of non-being in the structure and content of language, and the contexts in which nothing meaningfully happens. All said, it show how non-being plays an essential role within language, thought, and communication.