Vol 2 (2009)

Between Nature and Culture: After the Continental-Analytic Divide

Is human language a natural phenomenon, or does a radically artificial language invent the human through the rupture it introduces in a natural totality to which it is heterogeneous?  Both?  Neither?  What does twentieth century philosophy tell us? In this second Special Issue of Konturen we attempt to shed some light, in an array of specific discursive contexts, on the limits between nature and culture (or artifice)—and on the place of language within this polarity—in connection with the disjunction between the analytic and continental philosophical traditions.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Jeffrey S. Librett
1-13

Articles

The Limits of Structuralism: Nature and Convention (a debate)
Paul M. Livingston
14-42
Samuel C. Wheeler III
43-53
Paul M. Livingston
54-70
Samuel C. Wheeler III
71-75
Paul M. Livingston
76-78
The Limits of Structuralism: Nature and Convention
Bonnie Mann
79-100
Music Between Norm and Act
Catrin Misselhorn
101-123
Martin Klebes
124-150
Unnatural Nature and the Living Dead
Lawrence Kramer
151-167
Marcel Cobussen, Henrik Frisk, Bart Weijland
168-185