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Author Myles, Robert, 1947-

Title Chaucerian realism / Robert Myles.

Published Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY, USA : D.S. Brewer, 1994.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 153 pages ; 25 cm.
Series Chaucer studies, 0261-9822 ; 20.
Chaucer studies. 0261-9822 ; 20.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 136-145) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Chaucerian realism. 'Realisms' and nominalism: sources of confusion. Major misunderstanding: Robert M. Jordan. Major misunderstandings: Nine More Critics. Chaucer's ethical realism. 'Wordes white' and 'ententes black': Chaucer, ethics and language -- Ch. 2. The Thesis of Intentionality: Medieval and Modern. The thesis of intentionality: the linguistic return. 'Entente' and intentio: medieval psycholinguistics. Intentionality, creationism, and language. Chaucer and the medieval thesis of intentionality. Signs and psychology: the thesis of intentionality -- Ch. 3. Judeo-Christian Semiological Metaphysics: Chaucer's Metaphysical Option. Creationism: presence and/or absence. The metaphysics of presence and absence. The metaphysics of speech -- Ch. 4. Medieval and Modern Understandings of Mode of Presentation. The modern understanding of mode of presentation. Four medieval understandings of mode of presentation. Three-level semantics.
Three-level semantics from Augustine to Frege -- Ch. 5. Chaucerian Entencioun: Mode of Presentation and Three-level Semantics in the Friar's Tale. The 'ententes' of 'rente'. The 'ententes' of 'entente'. The 'entente' of curses -- Ch. 6. Intentionality: The Couplings of a Fool. The Friar's Tale and the grammar of sex. Summoners and the grammar of sex. The couplings of a fool.
Subject Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400 -- Philosophy.
Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Intentionality (Philosophy) in literature.
Semantics (Philosophy) in literature.
Philosophy, Medieval, in literature.
Realism in literature.
ISBN 0859914097 (hardback : alk. paper)