The Resource The language of atoms : performativity and politics in Lucretius' De rerum natura, W.H. Shearin

The language of atoms : performativity and politics in Lucretius' De rerum natura, W.H. Shearin

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The language of atoms : performativity and politics in Lucretius' De rerum natura
Title
The language of atoms
Title remainder
performativity and politics in Lucretius' De rerum natura
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W.H. Shearin
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eng
Summary
Shearin argues that ancient Epicurean writing on language offers a theory of performative language. Such a theory describes how languages acts, providing psychic therapy or creating new verbal meanings, rather than passively describing the nature of the universe. This observation allows us new insight into how Lucretius, our primary surviving Epicurean author, uses language in his great poem, 'De rerum natura' ('On the Nature of Things')
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Shearin, W. H
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index present
LC call number
PA6495
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.S54 2014
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non fiction
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Oxford University Press
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  • Lucretius Carus, Titus
  • Lucretius Carus, Titus
  • Atoms
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The language of atoms : performativity and politics in Lucretius' De rerum natura, W.H. Shearin
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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1 online resource
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online
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9780190202446
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computer
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rdamedia
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remote
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(StDuBDS)EDZ0000961136
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The language of atoms : performativity and politics in Lucretius' De rerum natura, W.H. Shearin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190202446
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(StDuBDS)EDZ0000961136

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