SPEECH AND SOCIETY
The Christian Linguistic Social Philosophy of Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy
This is a scholarly primer of Rosenstock-Huessy’s multifaceted thought. Nothing written before on the subject has approached the breadth of knowledge of the vast corpus of his writings and the insights into his thought that are contained here. This will undoubtedly remain the standard work on Rosenstock-Huessy for generations of appreciative students.
George Allen Morgan discovered Rosenstock-Huessy in 1934 at Harvard. Having recently completed his doctorate in philosophy under Alfred North Whitehead, Morgan was at that time preparing his classic work, What Nietzsche Means(Harvard, 1941). Dr. Morgan later played a major role in helping Rosenstock-Huessy organize The Christian Future. After completing 23 years as a career foreign service officer and diplomat, Dr. Morgan spent the next 15 years reading, at least once, each of Rosenstock-Huessy’s 45 books and more than 700 articles and other unpublished material.
This compact and beautifully written volume is divided into three parts. Part One, Fundamentals, begins with the elements of Rosenstock-Huessy’s Speech-Thinking: the Grammatical Method and the Cross of Reality. Part Two, Historical Perspectives, includes as topics Jews, Christians, Greeks, and his millennarian view of history as it relates to the Church, world revolutions, and the planetary human; Part Three, Selected Aphorisms, is a magnificent collection under the heading, “Fires of Inspiration.” An early edition of Lise van der Molen’s bibliography, organized by type of publication, is also included.
Hardbound, 220 pages.
Unfortunately, Speech and Society is out of print.