JBSP Online: Review – Ilit Ferber’s Language Pangs: On Pain and the Origin of Language

journal update

Ian Alexander Moore’s review of Ilit Ferber’s new book for the JBSP, published online in advance of the paper edition.

Ian Alexander Moore – Book Review: ‘Language Pangs: On Pain and the Origin of Language by Ilit Ferber’ [Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2019]. (Review originally published online: 18 September 2020).

Opening paragraph: People tend to think of pain as merely destructive, isolating, or incommunicable. Ilit Ferber’s illuminating philosophical study challenges these assumptions by investigating the “essential interconnectedness” of pain and language (1).

Full article: https://doi.org/10.1080/00071773.2020.1823058

Ian Alexander, Moore St. John’s College (Santa Fe)

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