Stanley Fish

Stanley Fish


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in Providence, Rhode Island, The United States
April 19, 1938

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Stanley Eugene Fish is an American literary theorist and legal scholar. He was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. He is often associated with postmodernism, at times to his irritation, as he describes himself as an anti-foundationalist.

He is the Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Humanities and a Professor of Law at Florida International University, in Miami, as well as Dean Emeritus of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the author of 10 books. Professor Fish has also taught at the University of California, Berkeley, Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University, and Duke University.

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“The purpose of a good education is to show you that there are three sides to a two-sided story.”
Stanley Fish

“This is what language does: organize the world into manageable, and in some sense artificial, units that can then be inhabited and manipulated.”
Stanley Fish, How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One

“Verbal fluency is the product of hours spent writing about nothing, just as musical fluency is hte product of hours spent repeating scales.” p. 26”
Stanley Fish, How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One

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