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Beyond Concepts

Author : Ruth Garrett Millikan
ISBN : 9780191026720
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.

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?

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.

Women Beyond Freud New Concepts Of Feminine Psychology

Author : Milton M. Berger
ISBN : 9781134857500
Genre : Psychology
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First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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.

What Makes You Not A Buddhist

Author : Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
ISBN : 0834823160
Genre : Religion
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So you think you're a Buddhist? Think again. Tibetan Buddhist master Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, one of the most creative and innovative lamas teaching today, throws down the gauntlet to the Buddhist world, challenging common misconceptions, stereotypes, and fantasies. With wit and irony, Khysentse urges readers to move beyond the superficial trappings of Buddhism—beyond the romance with beads, incense, or exotic robes—straight to the heart of what the Buddha taught.

Concepts Of Simultaneity

Author : Max Jammer
ISBN : 0801889537
Genre : Science
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The study concludes with an analysis of simultaneity's importance in general relativity and quantum mechanics.

Beyond Art

Author : Dominic McIver Lopes
ISBN : 9780191006715
Genre : Philosophy
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Dominic McIver Lopes articulates and defends a 'buck passing theory of art', namely that a work of art is nothing but a work in one of the arts. Having traced philosophical interest in theories of art to a reaction to certain puzzle cases of avant-garde art, he argues that none of the theories that have dominated philosophy since the 1960s adequately copes with these works. Whereas these theories have reached a dialectical impasse wherein they reiterate, and cannot resolve, disagreement over the puzzle cases, the buck passing theory illuminates the radical provocations of avant-garde art. In addition, when supplemented by a systematic framework for crafting theories of the individual arts, the buck passing theory grounds our empirical inquiries into the arts as well as our practices of appreciation and art criticism. Lopes seeks to model the diverse strategies employed by humanists and social and behavioural scientists who study the different arts. He gives the specificity of each art form a central role in our appreciative endeavours, and yet he stresses the continuity of the arts with similar, non-art activities such as fashion design, sports and games, cuisine, nature appreciation, and non-literary writing.

Political Concepts And Time

Author : Javier Fernández Sebastián
ISBN : 9788481026092
Genre : History
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The essays compiled in this volume, written by distinguished experts, present a broad panorama of the most important methodological challenges faced by conceptual history today, as well as some more specific contributions regarding the temporal dimension of certain modern concepts. At a moment when time and concepts ,and political concepts in particular, are no longer obvious and taken for granted but have themselves become historical matter, this book does not limit itself to an updating of the state of the art; it also offers very useful lessons for the development of future research into this field.

Asymmetrical Concepts After Reinhart Koselleck

Author : Kay Junge
ISBN : 9783839415894
Genre : History
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Although the asymmetrical concepts have been well-known to scholars across the social sciences and humanities, their role in structuring the human world has never been an object of detailed research. 35 years ago Reinhart Koselleck sketched out the historical semantics of the oppositions »Hellenes«/»barbarians«, »Christians«/»pagans« and »Übermensch«/»Untermensch«, but his insights, though eagerly cited, have been rarely developed in a systematic fashion. This volume intends to remedy this situation by bringing together a small number of scholars at the crossroads of history, sociology, literary criticism, linguistics, political science and international studies in order to elaborate on Koselleck's notion of asymmetric counter-concepts and adapt it to current research needs.

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