Chapter

Touch

Karmen Mackendrick

in Word Made Skin

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2004 | ISBN: 9780823224067
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235902 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823224067.003.0003
Touch

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This chapter shows the tactility of language as both word and touch that remind us of the importance of a limit for expression and desire alike. Both these give evidence of communication that is not merely in the mundane but also in the abstract philosophical sense, the communication of the tangible yet ungraspable, the knowledge of desire which never gives us facts. The chapter also discusses the language of other and better writers to examine what it might mean to conceive words as touch.

Keywords: tactility of language; word; touch; expression; communication; abstract philosophical senses; language

Chapter.  8859 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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