By Julia Goesser Assaiante
Body Language: Corporeality, Subjectivity, and Language in Johann Georg Hamann addresses the centrality of sensual conception to the structure of subjectivity and the ensuing dating among subjectivity and language within the paintings of Johann Georg Hamann. In positing the physique because the entity that stipulations a subject’s come across with the realm, Hamann, it truly is argued, prefigures a proposal of finite subjectivity that not just runs counter to the Enlightenment culture but in addition reemerges in 19th- (Kierkegaard and Nietzsche) and twentieth-century (Benjamin) discourses at the pressure among subjectivity and the abstraction of language. the ambiguity on the middle of this research is Hamann’s radical circumscription of cause as expressed via language, which however makes an attempt to get well the concept that of common that means via religion. Language is wrested clear of abstraction and, accordingly, any universality, and turns into the expression of the finite, corporeal subjectivity, a country of challenge that's instantaneously granted and resolved by way of a divine writer.
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