Language, Thought and Comprehension: A Study of the Writings of I. A. Richards, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Language, Thought and Comprehension

A Study of the Writings of I. A. Richards, 1st Edition

By W. H. N. Hotopf


350 pages

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This book, first published in 1965, provides an interdisciplinary approach to the work of I. A. Richards. This study is particularly concerned with ideas about education, literary theory, language, philosophy and psychology, and focuses on many of Richard’s most important works, including The Meaning of Meaning and The Philosophy of Rhetoric.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Notes; 1. Introduction 2. The Meaning of The Meaning of Meaning 3. The Science of Symbols Applied to Literature 4. Transition 5. Language and the Soul 6. Comprehending Comprehending (I) 7. Comprehending Comprehending (II) 8. Man, Nature and Society 9. Richards’ Theory of Language 10. Genesis and Revelation (I) 11. Genesis and Revelation (II); Index of Subjects; Index of Names

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Literary Theory

This set reissues 27 books on literary theory originally published between 1965 and 1992. Top academics in the field examine different aspects of literary theory, including structuralism, post-structuralism, stylistics and semiotics, and approach these theories in a variety of ways. This set will be of particular interest to students of literature and literary theory.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory