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Geoffrey Galt Harpham

20 April 1995
Subjective Agency: A Theory of First-Person Expressivity and its Social Implications 
by Charles Altieri.
Blackwell, 306 pp., £40, August 1994, 1 55786 129 3
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... began to implode. There was a general recognition that ‘language’ was not a concrete entity at all, simply a newly displaced, metaphorical form of the old-fashioned subject. In Subjetive Agency, CharlesAltieri tries to think his way out of this dilemma. Drawing on the resources of an ‘expressivist tradition’ in philosophy that is decidedly non-French – Spinoza, Kant, Hegel, Wittgenstein – ...

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