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Author : Paul Horwich
ISBN : 9780198238249
Genre : Philosophy
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In this new book, the author of the classic Truth presents an original theory of meaning, demonstrates its richness, and defends it against all contenders. He surveys the diversity of twentieth-century philosophical insights into meaning and shows that his theory can reconcile these with a common-sense view of meaning as derived from use. Meaning and its companion volume Truth (now published in a revised edition) together demystify two central issues in philosophy and offer a controversial but compelling view of the relations between language, thought, and reality.

Words Meaning And Vocabulary

Author : Howard Jackson
ISBN : 9781847146250
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This textbook is a systematic and accessible introduction to the lexicology of modern English. Lexicology is the branch of linguistics that studies all aspects of the vocabulary of a particular language. The book provides an account of the sources of modern English words and studies the development of vocabulary over time. It examines: What are words? Where do English words come from? How are words made up? How do words 'mean'? How are words used? How can words be investigated? This new edition of the best-selling textbook has been revised and updated throughout. A new chapter has been added, and chapters on dictionaries and corpus linguistics have been updated. Lists of exercises and figures, summaries of content at the beginning of each chapter, a revised list of suggestions for further reading, and a new glossary have been added. Words, Meaning and Vocabulary is an essential introduction to lexicology for undergraduate students.

The Meaning Of The Body

Author : Mark Johnson
ISBN : 9780226401935
Genre : Philosophy
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The belief that the mind and the body are separate and that the mind is the source of all meaning has been a part of Western culture for centuries. Both philosophers and scientists have questioned this dualism, but their efforts have rarely converged. Many philosophers continue to rely on disembodied models of human thought, while scientists tend to reduce the complex process of thinking to a merely physical phenomenon. In this book, the author continues his pioneering work on the connections between cognitive science, language, and meaning first begun in the classic Metaphors We Live By. Johnson uses recent research into infant psychology to show how the body generates meaning even before self-consciousness has fully developed. From there he turns to cognitive neuroscience to further explore the bodily origins of meaning, thought, and language and examines the many dimensions of meaning--including images, qualities, emotions, and metaphors--that are all rooted in the body's physical encounters with the world. Drawing on the psychology of art and pragmatist philosophy, Johnson argues that all of these aspects of meaning-making are fundamentally aesthetic. Thus the arts are the culmination of human attempts to find meaning and studying the aesthetic dimensions of our experience is crucial to unlocking the bodily sources of meaning.--From publisher description.

The Meaning Of The Built Environment

Author : Amos Rapoport
ISBN : 0816511764
Genre : Psychology
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The Meaning of the Built Environment is a lively illustrated study of the meanings of everyday buildings for their users. Professor Rapoport uses examples and vignettes, drawn from many cultures and historical eras as well as contemporary America, to explicate a new framework for understanding how the built environment comes to have meaning, both for individual people and whole societies.

Reading With Meaning

Author : Debbie Miller
ISBN : 9781571109552
Genre : Education
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In the second edition of Reading with Meaning, Debbie Miller shares her new thinking about comprehension strategy instruction, the gradual release of responsibility instructional model, and planning for student engagement and independence. It has been ten years since the first edition, in which Debbie chronicled a year in her own classroom. Reading with Meaning, Second Edition supports that work and expands her vision of strategy instruction and intentional teaching and learning. Debbie believes that every child deserves at least a full year of growth during each classroom year and offers planning documents with matching assessments to ensure that no child falls through the cracks. The second edition also provides new book recommendations that will engage and delight students, and current picture books for reading aloud and strategy instruction. This new edition reflects Debbie's professional experiences and judgment, her work in classrooms and collaboration with colleagues, and the current research in the field, showcasing her newest, best thinking.

Maps Of Meaning

Author : Nils Christians
ISBN : 9783640200979
Genre : Science
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Geowissenschaften / Geographie - Sonstiges, Note: 1,0, Universität zu Köln, 29 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Im folgenden Text sind einige wichtige Stationen der Genese der Kulturgeographie verdeutlicht, die Jackson in seinem Buch anführt. Als Einführung wird zunächst die amerikanische Berkeley School und ihre Arbeit von Carl Sauer perspektiviert, um später einen Kontrast zu den Cultural Studies, insbesondere des Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, herzustellen. Da die Cultural Studies sehr differenzierte Forschungs- und Betrachtungsweisen zeigen, werden im Folgenden nur einige wichtige Ansätze herausgegriffen, um ihren Einfluss zu verdeutlichen. Dabei werden insbesondere die Forschungen des einflussreichen Raymond Williams diskutiert und die Analyse der Subkulturen an Hand von Jugendkulturen unter Betrachtung des Textes von John Clarke und seinen Kollegen veranschaulicht. In dem Buch von Clarke wird der Begriff Kultur entsprechend der Vorstellung des CCCS definiert und daher in 3.1.3 zusammengefasst, da er für das Verständnis der Forschung des Centre bedeutsam im Sinne eines vorläufigen Forschungsergebnisses ist. Im Weiteren werden die Forschungsansätze der angloamerikanischen Cultural Studies in Anlehnung an Clifford Geertz und seinem Verständnis von Kulturforschung erläutert. Hierbei werden seine Theorien „Dichte Beschreibung“ und „Kultur als Text“ und deren Bedeutung für die Kulturtheorie thematisiert. Unter der Leitung von Stuart Hall änderte sich die Ebene der Kulturforschung. Er fasst das Geleistete der Cultural Studies in seinem Essay Cultural Studies: Two Paradigms (1980) zusammen. Dieses wird unter Punkt 3.3 beschrieben. In der Hausarbeit werden zentrale Themen der Cultural Studies aufgegriffen und diese für die Bedeutung der Genese der Neuen Kulturgeographie formuliert. Es gilt dabei zu erfahren, welche Untersuchungen durchgeführt wurden, welche Einflüsse es auf den verschiedenen Ebenen gegeben hat und in wieweit sich dadurch das Kulturverständnis verändert hat. Es sei angemerkt, dass sich die Hausarbeit nur auf die Themen bis zur Veröffentlichung des Buches beziehen und damit keine aktuellen Untersuchungen und Thesen implizieren.

Acts Of Meaning

Author : Jerome S. Bruner
ISBN : 0674003616
Genre : Medical
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Jerome Bruner argues that the cognitive revolution, with its current fixation on mind as "information processor;" has led psychology away from the deeper objective of understanding mind as a creator of meanings. Only by breaking out of the limitations imposed by a computational model of mind can we grasp the special interaction through which mind both constitutes and is constituted by culture.

Meaning In Translation

Author : Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk
ISBN : 3631601050
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Pope Print And Meaning

Author : J. McLaverty
ISBN : 0198184972
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Pope's fascination with print--with annotations, illustrations, parallel texts, title-pages, revisions-- shapes this reading of his work. The book offers fresh insights into Pope's self-presentation and his relation to his readers: he emerges as a figure marginalized socially, politically, and sexually, who gambles with his private life in confronting his opponents.

Maps Of Meaning

Author : Jordan B. Peterson
ISBN : 9781135961756
Genre : Psychology
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Why have people from different cultures and eras formulated myths and stories with similar structures? What does this similarity tell us about the mind, morality, and structure of the world itself? Jordan Peterson offers a provocative new hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths, and religious stories have long narrated. A cutting-edge work that brings together neuropsychology, cognitive science, and Freudian and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative, Maps of Meaning presents a rich theory that makes the wisdom and meaning of myth accessible to the critical modern mind.

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