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In the Place of LanguageLiterature and the Architecture of the Referent$
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Claudia Brodsky

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780823230006

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823230006.001.0001

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Afterword Gravity: Metaphysics of the Referent

Afterword Gravity: Metaphysics of the Referent

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(p.133) Afterword Gravity: Metaphysics of the Referent
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In the Place of Language
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Claudia Brodsky

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823230006.003.0015

This concluding chapter discusses where the heart of language lies, as with the “gravity” of the earth. In earth, gravity can be related to a grave or digging down. In language, its gravity does not only lay in the language itself, but anywhere as well, for its force in attracting things is made available to every individual mind.

Keywords:   gravity, language, human mind, imagination

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