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Beyond Concepts

Author : Ruth Garrett Millikan
ISBN : 9780198717195
Genre : Philosophy
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Ruth Garrett Millikan presents a highly original account of cognition - of how we get to grips with the world in thought. The question at the heart of her book is Kant's 'How is knowledge possible?', but answered from a contemporary naturalist standpoint. The starting assumption is that we are evolved creatures that use cognition as a guide in dealing with the natural world, and that the natural world is roughly as natural science has tried to describe it. Very unlike Kant, then, we must begin with ontology, with a rough understanding of what the world is like prior to cognition, only later developing theories about the nature of cognition within that world and how it manages to reflect the rest of nature. And in trying to get from ontology to cognition we must traverse another non-Kantian domain: questions about the transmission of information both through natural signs and through purposeful signs including, especially, language. Millikan makes a number of innovations. Central to the book is her introduction of the ideas of unitrackers and unicepts, whose job is to recognize the same again as manifested through the jargon of experience. She offers a direct reference theory for common nouns and other extensional terms; a naturalist sketch of conceptual development; a theory of natural information and of language function that shows how properly functioning language carries natural information; a novel description of the semantics/pragmatics distinction; a discussion of perception as translation from natural informational signs; new descriptions of indexicals, demonstratives and intensional contexts; and a new analysis of the reference of incomplete descriptions.

Political Categories

Author : Michael Marder
ISBN : 9780231547987
Genre : Philosophy
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Western philosophy has been dominated by the concept or the idea—the belief that there is one sovereign notion or singular principle that can make reality explicable and bring all that exists under its sway. In modern politics, this role is played by ideology. Left, right, or center, political schools of thought share a metaphysics of simplification. We internalize a dominant, largely unnoticeable framework, oblivious to complex, plural, and occasionally conflicting or mutually contradictory explanations for what is the case. In this groundbreaking work, Michael Marder proposes a new methodology for political science and philosophy, one which he terms “categorial thinking.” In contrast to the concept, no category alone can exhaust the meaning of anything: categories are so many folds, complications, respectful of multiplicity. Ranging from classical Aristotelian and Kantian philosophies to phenomenology and contemporary politics, Marder's book offers readers a theoretical toolbox for the interpretation of political phenomena, processes, institutions, and ideas. His categorial apparatus encompasses political temporality and spatiality; the revolutionary and conservative modalities of political actuality, possibility, and necessity; quantitative and qualitative approaches to the study of political reality; the meaning of political relations; and various senses of political being. Under this lens, the political appears not as a singular concept but as a family of categories, allowing room for new, plural, and often antagonistic ideas about the state, the people, sovereignty, and power.

Beyond Concepts

Author : Esther Veltheim
ISBN : 096459448X
Genre : Psychology
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Written from the perspective of Western intellect, "Beyond Concepts" unravels concepts in a way that can leave readers questioning every belief they have ever held about life and their existence. Only one question is worth asking: How do you know that you are?

Illiberal Politics And Religion In Europe And Beyond

Author : Anja Hennig
ISBN : 9783593443133
Genre : Political Science
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Globale Migrationsbewegungen, Sicherheitsbedrohungen und soziale Umwälzungen haben in den vergangenen Jahren den Aufstieg populistischer rechter Parteien und Bewegungen in Europa und im transatlantischen Raum befördert. Religiöse Akteure stellen potenzielle Allianzpartner für diese Gruppierungen dar. Denn religiöse Interpretationen, etwa die Bezugnahme auf christliche Traditionen, bieten ein Reservoir für die Konstruktion vermeintlich natürlicher Geschlechterordnungen, exkludierender Vorstellungen homogener Nationen und anti-muslimischer Narrative. Dieses Buch analysiert die ideologische, strukturelle und historische Verbindung von Religion und illiberalen Politiken in europäischen Demokratien.

Beyond The Impossible There Are No Boundaries

Author : Anastasia Wes
ISBN : 9785043398703
Genre : Psychology
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You have opened this book, and this book will completely change your mind. You will not only learn how the world works, but also be able to easily and simply control yourself and your thinking. You can easily and simply perform many miracles, and in particular, teleport and levitate. You will be able to achieve the necessary altered state of consciousness for performing miracles right now without years of meditation. This book will allow you to do things that you could not even dream of.

The Philosophical Review

Author : Jacob Gould Schurman
ISBN : PRNC:32101031716242
Genre : Electronic journals
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An international journal of general philosophy.

Beyond Sociology S Tower Of Babel

Author : Bernard S. Phillips
ISBN : 0202364267
Genre : Social Science
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Going far beyond a programmatic effort to sketch what prevents sociologists from dismantling their tower of Babel and what might be done in the future, Phillips sets forth a second, heuristic image, that of a "web". He presents one illustration after another to document each aspect of a web approach to the scientific method, an approach that opens up to the theories and methods that have been developed within every substantive area of the discipline. His approach is similar to other developments of a synthetic orientation, that would link "micro" with "macro" phenomena. To the extent that the utility of the web approach holds up to empirical testing and comes to be established, it holds out to sociologists the promise of achieving the cumulative development and credibility that are hallmarks of any science. The book should be useful for courses in method, in the classical tradition of sociology, and in undergraduate seminars where the theoretical underpinnings of the discipline are taken up.

Handbook Of Psychology

Author : James Mark Baldwin
ISBN : IOWA:31858033965496
Genre : Psychology
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Critique Of Pure Reason

Author : Immanuel Kant
ISBN : STANFORD:36105046742115
Genre : Causation
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Kant S Critique

Author : Immanuel Kant
ISBN : UOM:39015004172014
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Beyond Drum Circle Grooves An Introduction To World Rhythm Concepts

Author : Dennis Maberry
ISBN : 9781300526377
Genre : Performing Arts
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"Dennis' book Beyond Drum Circle Grooves, is not only his second educational contribution to the development of our modern recreational hand drum movement, it is also an amazing gift to us all." Arthur Hull(From the Foreword). Includes thirty four downloadable audio tracks of selected exercises from the book. The follow up to the popular book Drum Circle Grooves from Dennis Maberry ""Beyond Drum Circle Grooves"" presents world rhythm and drumming concepts including basic hand drum technique for a variety of drums, African and Middle Eastern rhythmic vocalizations, basic four pulse rhythmic phrases, six over four polyrhythms and playing in odd time signatures.

Liminal Landscapes

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ISBN : 8274773837
Genre : Archaeology
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Beyond Recall

Author : Stephen Kyle
ISBN : 0739407511
Genre : Epidemics
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Concepts Of Alzheimer Disease

Author : Peter J. Whitehouse
ISBN : 9780801877155
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Essays examine not only the prominent role that biomedical and clinical researchers have played in defining Alzheimer disease, but the ways in which the perspectives of patients, their caregivers, and the broader public have shaped concepts.

Logic The Judgement Concept And Inference

Author : Christoph Sigwart
ISBN : OSU:32435060639978
Genre : Logic
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Nothingness Beyond God

Author : Robert Edgar Carter
ISBN : UOM:39015043237067
Genre : Philosophy
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Introduces the work and thought of Nishida Kitar-o, a Japanese who was one of the 20th century's most profound interpreters of Oriental metaphysics in the language Western philosophy. Expounds his approach to God, religion, morality, and pure experience, with chapters on the logic of basho, self-contradictory identity, God and nothingness, action intuition, and values and feeling. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Beyond Charity

Author : Carter Lindberg
ISBN : 1451404956
Genre : Religion
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The common stereotype is that the Reformers separated public and private morality and were indifferent to the ethical import of social structures and institutions. Beyond Charity calls this understanding into question by providing an analysis of the historical situation and translations of primary documents. The medieval point of view, formed by piety of achievement, idealized poverty -- either as voluntary renunciation or as almsgiving. In either case the material effects on actual poverty were slight, and the religious endorsement of poverty precluded urban efforts to address this growing problem. The Reformers impelled by their theology, developed and passed new legislative structures for addressing social welfare needs. The key to their undertakings was the conviction that social ethics is the continuation of community worship. In the first half, this book sets forth the medieval context, details Luther's critique of the profit economy of his day, and analyzes the actual social welfare programs that issued from his theology. The second half provides translations of selected legislative programs from the church orders of the Reformation

Beyond Mindfulness In Plain English

Author : Henepola Gunaratana
ISBN : 9780861719952
Genre : Religion
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“A straightforward and pragmatic guide to deepening levels of concentration and insight. This book is a joy to read and a great gift to us all.”—Joseph Goldstein, author of Mindfulness Countless people worldlwide have made Mindfulness in Plain English a beloved and bestselling classic in almost a dozen languages. Now after nearly two decades, Bhante helps meditators of every stripe take their mindfulness practice to the next level - helping them go, in a word, beyond mindfulness. In the same warm, clear, and friendly voice, Bhante introduces the reader to what have been known for centuries as the "jhanas" - deeply calm, joyous, and powerful states of meditation that, when explored with the clearly presented tools in this book, can lead to a life of insight and unshakeable peace.

Beyond Relativism

Author : Cynthia Lins Hamlin
ISBN : 9781134575930
Genre : Social Science
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This book argues that critical realism offers the theory of cognitive rationality a real way of overcoming the limitations of methodological individualism by recognising both the agents' - and the social structure's - causal powers and liabilities. Cynthia Lins Hamlin persuasively argues that critical realism represents a better safeguard against the relativism which springs from the conflation of social reality and our ideas about it. This is an important book for sociologists and anyone working in the social sciences, and for all those concerned with the methodology, and philosophy, of social science.

John Buridan And Beyond

Author : Russell L. Friedman
ISBN : 8778763622
Genre : Language and logic
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