Studies in the Way of Words

Author: Paul Grice
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674852710
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Philosophy

Essays discuss the work of William James, logic, meaning, common sense, philosopher's paradoxes, Descartes, perception, and Plato

Author: Herbert Paul Grice
Publisher:
ISBN: 7560025803
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Analysis (Philosophy)

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Studies in Words

Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107688650
Release Date: 2013-11-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language - in its communicative and playful functions, its literary formations and its shifting meanings - is a perennially fascinating topic. C. S. Lewis's Studies in Words explores this fascination by taking a series of words and teasing out their connotations using examples from a vast range of English literature, recovering lost meanings and analysing their functions. It doubles as an absorbing and entertaining study of verbal communication, its pleasures and problems. The issues revealed are essential to all who read and communicate thoughtfully, and are handled here by a masterful exponent and analyst of the English language.

Ways with Words

Author: Pauline Yu
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520224663
Release Date: 2000-09-19
Genre: History

This is an interdisciplinary collection of articles analyzing seven classic premodern Chinese texts that are provided in translation.

Words Onscreen

Author: Naomi S. Baron
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199315765
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Discusses the rise of e-readers and how their popularity is affecting the way people read books, the way people write books, and what might be lost if reading goes entirely digital.

The Falling Sky

Author: Davi Kopenawa
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674726116
Release Date: 2013-11-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Anthropologist Bruce Albert captures the poetic voice of Davi Kopenawa, shaman and spokesman for the Yanomami of the Brazilian Amazon, in this unique reading experience--a coming-of-age story, historical account, and shamanic philosophy, but most of all an impassioned plea to respect native rights and preserve the Amazon rainforest.

Words and Rules

Author: Steven Pinker
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780465049714
Release Date: 2015-07-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"If you are not already a Steven Pinker addict, this book will make you one." --Jared Diamond In Words and Rules, Steven Pinker explores profound mysteries of language by picking a deceptively simple phenomenon--regular and irregular verbs--and examining it from every angle. With humor and verve, he covers an astonishing array of topics in the sciences and humanities, from the history of languages to how to simulate languages on computers to major ideas in the history of Western philosophy. Through it all, Pinker presents a single, powerful idea: that language comprises a mental dictionary of memorized words and a mental grammar of creative rules. The idea extends beyond language and offers insight into the very nature of the human mind. This is a sparkling, eye-opening, and utterly original book by one of the world's leading cognitive scientists.

Complete Vocabulary Guide to the Greek New Testament

Author: Warren C. Trenchard
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310226953
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This volume is the best book available for building New Testament Greek vocabulary with new improvements to make it even better!

On Bullshit

Author: Harry G. Frankfurt
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400826535
Release Date: 2009-01-10
Genre: Philosophy

A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this. Each of us contributes his share. But we tend to take the situation for granted. Most people are rather confident of their ability to recognize bullshit and to avoid being taken in by it. So the phenomenon has not aroused much deliberate concern. We have no clear understanding of what bullshit is, why there is so much of it, or what functions it serves. And we lack a conscientiously developed appreciation of what it means to us. In other words, as Harry Frankfurt writes, "we have no theory." Frankfurt, one of the world's most influential moral philosophers, attempts to build such a theory here. With his characteristic combination of philosophical acuity, psychological insight, and wry humor, Frankfurt proceeds by exploring how bullshit and the related concept of humbug are distinct from lying. He argues that bullshitters misrepresent themselves to their audience not as liars do, that is, by deliberately making false claims about what is true. In fact, bullshit need not be untrue at all. Rather, bullshitters seek to convey a certain impression of themselves without being concerned about whether anything at all is true. They quietly change the rules governing their end of the conversation so that claims about truth and falsity are irrelevant. Frankfurt concludes that although bullshit can take many innocent forms, excessive indulgence in it can eventually undermine the practitioner's capacity to tell the truth in a way that lying does not. Liars at least acknowledge that it matters what is true. By virtue of this, Frankfurt writes, bullshit is a greater enemy of the truth than lies are.

Jew

Author: Cynthia M. Baker
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813563046
Release Date: 2017-01-13
Genre: History

Jew. The word possesses an uncanny power to provoke and unsettle. For millennia, Jew has signified the consummate Other, a persistent fly in the ointment of Western civilization’s grand narratives and cultural projects. Only very recently, however, has Jew been reclaimed as a term of self-identification and pride. With these insights as a point of departure, this book offers a wide-ranging exploration of the key word Jew—a term that lies not only at the heart of Jewish experience, but indeed at the core of Western civilization. Examining scholarly debates about the origins and early meanings of Jew, Cynthia M. Baker interrogates categories like “ethnicity,” “race,” and “religion” that inevitably feature in attempts to define the word. Tracing the term’s evolution, she also illuminates its many contradictions, revealing how Jew has served as a marker of materialism and intellectualism, socialism and capitalism, worldly cosmopolitanism and clannish parochialism, chosen status, and accursed stigma. Baker proceeds to explore the complex challenges that attend the modern appropriation of Jew as a term of self-identification, with forays into Yiddish language and culture, as well as meditations on Jew-as-identity by contemporary public intellectuals. Finally, by tracing the phrase new Jews through a range of contexts—including the early Zionist movement, current debates about Muslim immigration to Europe, and recent sociological studies in the United States—the book provides a glimpse of what the word Jew is coming to mean in an era of Internet cultures, genetic sequencing, precarious nationalisms, and proliferating identities.

His Word Alone

Author: Summer Lacy
Publisher: Lucid Books
ISBN: 1632962020
Release Date: 2018-05-21
Genre: Religion

After years of exploring every Bible study available to understand scripture, Summer Lacy realized she knew more about the authors of her ever-present Bible studies than she did about the holy author of the Bible. Summer issues a call in "His Word Alone" to Bible study girls everywhere to put away their Bible studies and pick up the Bible.

Hearing God s Words

Author: Peter Adam
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830826179
Release Date: 2004-02-11
Genre: Religion

Many discussions of Christian spirituality draw on a range of traditions and "disciplines," but little attention is given to the Bible itself. Drawing on the Old and New Testaments, John Calvin, and the Puritans, Peter Adam expounds a biblical model of spirituality in this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume.

Yes

Author: Noah J. Goldstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416571124
Release Date: 2008-09-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Learn how small changes can make a big difference in your powers of persuasion with this New York Times bestselling introduction to fifty scientifically proven techniques for increasing your persuasive powers in business and life. Every day we face the challenge of persuading others to do what we want. But what makes people say yes to our requests? Persuasion is not only an art, it is also a science, and researchers who study it have uncovered a series of hidden rules for moving people in your direction. Based on more than sixty years of research into the psychology of persuasion, Yes! reveals fifty simple but remarkably effective strategies that will make you much more persuasive at work and in your personal life, too. Cowritten by the world’s most quoted expert on influence, Professor Robert Cialdini, Yes! presents dozens of surprising discoveries from the science of persuasion in short, enjoyable, and insightful chapters that you can apply immediately to become a more effective persuader. Often counterintuitive, the findings presented in Yes! will steer you away from common pitfalls while empowering you with little known but proven wisdom. Whether you are in advertising, marketing, management, on sales, or just curious about how to be more influential in everyday life, Yes! shows how making small, scientifically proven changes to your approach can have a dramatic effect on your persuasive powers.

Orientalism

Author: Edward W. Said
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 0143027980
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Asia

Now reissued with a substantial new afterword, this highly acclaimed overview of Western attitudes towards the East has become one of the canonical texts of cultural studies. Very excitingâ¦his case is not merely persuasive, but conclusive. John Leonard in The New York Times His most important book, Orientalism established a new benchmark for discussion of the West's skewed view of the Arab and Islamic world.Simon Louvish in the New Statesman & Society âEdward Said speaks for interdisciplinarity as well as for monumental erudition¦The breadth of reading [is] astonishing. Fred Inglis in The Times Higher Education Supplement A stimulating, elegant yet pugnacious essay.Observer Exciting¦for anyone interested in the history and power of ideas.J.H. Plumb in The New York Times Book Review Beautifully patterned and passionately argued. Nicholas Richardson in the New Statesman & Society