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Cristina Lafont

Cristina Lafont is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University. She is the author of Heidegger, Language, and World-Disclosure.

Titles by This Author

The linguistic turn in German philosophy was initiated in the eighteenth century in the work of Johann Georg Hamann, Johann Gottfried von Herder, and Wilhelm von Humboldt. It was further developed in this century by Martin Heidegger, and Hans-Georg Gadamer extended its influence to contemporary philosophers such as Karl-Otto Apel and J├╝rgen Habermas. This tradition focuses on the world-disclosing dimension of language, emphasizing its communicative over its cognitive function.