Eine Untersuchung zu den begrifflichen Grundlagen der Literaturforschung
[Philological Inquiries: On the Conceptual Foundations of Literary Studies]
Aims and Scope
Most theories of philological research rely on a seemingly obvious premise: one imagines written signs as graphical patterns associated with meanings; one sees the human mind as the abode of thoughts and intentions. The study shows how this concept systematically misdirects academic thinking and proposes a fundamental conceptual redefinition.