Turkish Journal of Geriatrics 2013 , Vol 16, Issue 1
Fahrettin EGE1, Şerefnur ÖZTÜRK2
1Cihanbeyli Devlet Hastanesi Nöroloji KONYA
2Selçuk Üniversitesi Selçuklu Tıp Fakültesi Nöroloji Anabilim Dalı KONYA
The accumulating data about brain localizations associated with language processing not only weakens the conservative neurological models, but also suggests a novel Sense concept, which is fairly different from the traditional one.

Author Paul Auster has created works of art that demolished the prevailing opinions regarding what constitutes language. We herein discuss philosophically the approach of Auster, taking into account particularly the works of philosopher Gilles Deleuze. Gilles Deleuze suggests pragmatism instead of communication models for language. According to pragmatism, speech acts are performed not for communicating, but to affect the bodies. Incorporeal transformations are the expression of statements but are attributed to bodies. The purpose of speech acts is not to represent bodies but to move them. An expression does not follow a content, it is on the same level with the latter.

Auster's “Travels in the Scriptorium” conveys the story of an old man, Mr. Blank, who is affected by his own scripts (pragmatism). Moreover, this novel, as a cluster of literary expressions, is also a real act on forgetfulness, since Auster does not represent forgetfulness in the story, but transforms it to an impressive experience of language; that is, the pragmatism of Auster's literature. Keywords : Alzheimer Disease, Dementia/Diagnosis; Dementia/Psychology; Literature, Modern