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The Book, the Broom, and the Ladder: Philosophical Groundings in the Work of David Foster Wallace

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probably similar to section 566. Wittgenstein, Ricoeur, Rorty

Hayes-Brady, C. (2015). The Book, the Broom, and the Ladder: Philosophical Groundings in the Work of David Foster Wallace. In Hering, D. Consider David Foster Wallace. Sideshow Media Group, pp. 24-36

the quality of talking fluently, readily, or incessantly; talkativeness

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Rick Vigorous, one of the more voluble characters

—p.24 by Clare Hayes-Brady
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Rick Vigorous, one of the more voluble characters

—p.24 by Clare Hayes-Brady
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something that is absolutely needed

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language uses resemble each other in a wide variety of ways but with no central sine qua non feature

—p.28 by Clare Hayes-Brady
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language uses resemble each other in a wide variety of ways but with no central sine qua non feature

—p.28 by Clare Hayes-Brady
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destabilising a narrative by means of elements embedded within the narrative itself

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what I call Walace's "skeletal narrative," which involves the undermining and eventual collapse of a surface narrative to reveal the "true" or "real" story, by means of jarring elements planted within the narrative voice itself

—p.30 by Clare Hayes-Brady
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what I call Walace's "skeletal narrative," which involves the undermining and eventual collapse of a surface narrative to reveal the "true" or "real" story, by means of jarring elements planted within the narrative voice itself

—p.30 by Clare Hayes-Brady
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[...] challenged the tradition of thinking of the mind as a mirror of reality, extending the argument to challenge the idea that language should in some way represent the world exactly as it is, if such could be discovered. He found fault with the idea that Philosophy could seek this sort of representation at all, claiming that as Philosophy evolved, "philosophical problems appeared, disappeared, or changed shape, as a result of new assumptions or vocabularies" (Philosophy xiii). To put it simply, philosophical problems are the direct offshoot of Philosophical vocabularies. [...]

on the thesis of Rorty's book

—p.31 by Clare Hayes-Brady 1 year, 7 months ago

[...] challenged the tradition of thinking of the mind as a mirror of reality, extending the argument to challenge the idea that language should in some way represent the world exactly as it is, if such could be discovered. He found fault with the idea that Philosophy could seek this sort of representation at all, claiming that as Philosophy evolved, "philosophical problems appeared, disappeared, or changed shape, as a result of new assumptions or vocabularies" (Philosophy xiii). To put it simply, philosophical problems are the direct offshoot of Philosophical vocabularies. [...]

on the thesis of Rorty's book

—p.31 by Clare Hayes-Brady 1 year, 7 months ago

(noun) a state of equilibrium / (noun) counterbalance / (verb) to serve as an equipoise to / (verb) to put or hold in equipoise

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Lenore Beadsman's erratic progress towards equipoise and self-reliance

—p.33 by Clare Hayes-Brady
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Lenore Beadsman's erratic progress towards equipoise and self-reliance

—p.33 by Clare Hayes-Brady
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[...] this new project of realism is founded on the search for human truth and linguistic honesty, guided by the principle of communication and aware of its own necessary fallibility. It is further hoped that the writing of this generation will come to be seen not as the undirected hysteria of a generation bellowing to be heard above the noise, but rather the carefully modulated representation of world where noise has become the inescapable background, a world of what Wallace called "Total Noise" ("Deciderization" xix), in which to silence the constant hum would be to misrepresent reality. [...]

typo in "representation of world"

idk, i guess i thought it was worth saving

—p.35 by Clare Hayes-Brady 1 year, 7 months ago

[...] this new project of realism is founded on the search for human truth and linguistic honesty, guided by the principle of communication and aware of its own necessary fallibility. It is further hoped that the writing of this generation will come to be seen not as the undirected hysteria of a generation bellowing to be heard above the noise, but rather the carefully modulated representation of world where noise has become the inescapable background, a world of what Wallace called "Total Noise" ("Deciderization" xix), in which to silence the constant hum would be to misrepresent reality. [...]

typo in "representation of world"

idk, i guess i thought it was worth saving

—p.35 by Clare Hayes-Brady 1 year, 7 months ago