The aim of this book is a recovery of interest in the experience of meaning. Jan Zwicky defends the claim that we experience meaning in the apprehen- sion of wholes and their internal structural rela- tions, providing examples of such insight in mathematics and physics, literature, music, and Plato’s ancient theory of forms. Taken together, these essays constitute a powerful indictment of the aggressive reductionism and the reliance on calculative modes of thought that dominate our present conception of understanding. The Experi- ence of Meaning proposes a more just epistemol- ogy, arguing for a new grammar of thought, a new way of understanding the relationship of human intelligence to the world. Engaging with philosophy, psychology, litera- ture, fine arts, music, and environmental studies in a profound way, The Experience of Meaning will interest any reader who ponders the question of meaning and its relation to true human expression. “Rich and thought-provoking, The Experience of Meaning will change the way you see the world. I literally could not put this book down and I think all readers will be as entranced as I was, although it may resonate differently in each of them.” Marjorie Senechal, Smith College Jan Zwicky, an internationally recognized poet and scholar, has held appointments at numerous universities including Princeton, the University of Alberta, and the University of Victoria. She is the author of several books, including Alkibiades’ Love: Essays in Philosophy. 7 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 9 P H I L O S O P H Y The Experience of Meaning jan zwicky A provocative exploration of the experience of meaning, and a clarion call for its recovery in contemporary culture. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S May 2019 -5,7a755pl7l5hp75 4s-i-l£ bAU1 4s-i-l£ Dc1 kssi-- 6o602 -5,7a755pl7l5hs7a 4SSaiaac bAU1 4SSaiaac Dc1 k,,iaa $.9ru n B - sha66 s 6u9r931 S, C2oFt8:3 0g99T omot.oN.0