By Stefan Zweig
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Qui est cet inconnu able d’en remontrer au grand Czentovic, champion mondial des échecs, véritable prodige aussi fruste qu’antipathique ? Peut-on le croire, quand il affirme qu’il n’a pas joué depuis plus de vingt ans ? Les circonstances dans lesquelles l’homme a acquis cette technology sont terribles. Elles nous renvoient aux expérimentations nazies sur les effets de l’isolement absolu, lorsque, aux frontières de los angeles folie, entre deux interrogatoires, le cerveau humain parvient à déployer ses facultés les plus étranges. Une delusion inquiétante, fantastique, qui, comme le dit un personnage avec une ironie douloureuse, « pourrait servir d’illustration à l. a. charmante époque où nous vivons ».
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113. Locke, An Essay concerning Human Understanding, 2:14. Knowlson, Universal Language Schemes, 8. Jan Comenius, Via Lucis (1668), 187, quoted in Knowlson, Universal Language Schemes, 88. Thomas Sprat, History of the Royal Society of London (London: Printed by T. 31 While Cureau de la Chambre denied this implication, there were nonetheless some who did argue that animal communication, as a language of particulars conforming to things, was preferable to human languages. A couple of decades before Cureau de la Chambre’s claims for animal language appeared, the mystic Jacob Böhme (1575–1624), in his Mysterium Magnum (1623), had already put forward a theory of the language of nature in which he suggested that animals communicated more effectively than people.
His insistence that the universal language would not be, as he put it, “nominal” puts Webster in contrast to many of his contemporary language schemers, like Ward and Wilkins, and even Descartes, who thought that a conventional language that simply managed to rigidly designate every particular object would make communication transparent and make the disputes and errors arising from ambiguity virtually impossible. While Wilkins and Descartes, for example, believed that a universal language might be created, their universal language was to be built out of arbitrary signs that represented 35.
Each of these particular mental images, he argued, “is expressed in all by the same motions of the spirits, . . but men not understanding these immediate sounds of the soul, . . , animal language, that would put an end to bitter civil and religious 41. John Webster, Academiarum Examen, 30 and 28. 42. , 32 (emphasis added). 43. Webster’s library included a copy of Cureau de la Chambre’s Discourse of the Knowledge of Beasts. See Elmer, The Library of Dr John Webster. Bestial Banter 29 conflicts caused by the fallen and therefore semantically ambiguous human languages.