Marie-Cécile Bertau

21Rhetorizität und Medialität

Abstract: Based on a medial concept of language, as proposed in particular by Humboldt, Bühler and Bakhtin, this article examines the relation between rhetoric, philosophy, and mediality. Their emphasis on the mediality and the activity character of language allows those authors to think the relation between rhetoric and philosophy beyond a mutual exclusion. Our analysis focuses on Bakhtin’s approach, who understands language as a movement of addressing and responding. Following Bakhtin in taking dialogue as a starting point, the article discusses the relationship between language and thought as well as the question to what extend the performative dimension of “speech thought” can be characterized ...

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