The Taming of the True

Author: Neil Tennant

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199251605

Category: Philosophy

Page: 465

View: 5184

The Taming of the True poses a broad challenge to the realist views of meaning and truth that have been prominent in recent philosophy. Neil Tennant starts with a careful critical survey of the realism debate, guiding the reader through its complexities; he then presents a sustained defenceof the anti-realist view that every truth is knowable in principle, and that grasp of meaning must be able to be made manifest. Sceptical arguments for the indeterminacy or non-factuality of meaning are countered; and the much-maligned notion of analyticity is reinvestigated and rehabilitated.Tennant goes on to show that an effective logical system can be based on his anti-realist view; the logical system that he advocates is justified as a body of analytic truths and inferential principles.Having laid the foundations for global semantic anti-realism, Tennant moves to the world of empirical understanding, and gives an account of the cognitive credentials of natural scientific discourse. He shows that the same canon of constructive and relevant inference suffices both forintuitionistic mathematics and for empirical science.This is an ambitious and contentious book which aims to reform not only theory of meaning, but our deductive practices across a broad range of discourses.

The Taming of a Shrew

The 1594 Quarto

Author: Stephen Roy Miller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521563239

Category: Drama

Page: 155

View: 9975

This is a modernized edition of an anonymous play, long known to scholars, which appears to be an alternative version of Shakespeare's popular comedy, The Taming of the Shrew. Stephen Miller suggests that an anonymous person rewrote Shakespeare's more complicated version, making it shorter, simpler and different in some ways. The main difference between the two plays concerns the framing story of Christopher Sly, the drunk, who disappears early on in Shakespeare's version. A Shrew, as it is usually known, contains additional material for Sly which is familiar to playgoers because it is often included in productions of Shakespeare's play. The Taming of a Shrew, The 1594 Quarto, provides a modernized text based upon a re-examination of the quarto and extensive commentary. Miller's introduction establishes a direct link between A Shrew and The Shrew and includes an illustrated stage history.

The Taming of Katrina

Author: Shara Azod


ISBN: 0557728843


Page: 186

View: 4903

Return to New Orleans... On the outside, she is fire and ice. But cool, calm, and collected Katrina Smith isn't all that she seems. Like a rippling pool, waves from her past continue to shake her inside. Aubrey had always been the studious one, but Katrina finds that his depth of knowledge goes far deeper than just books. He knows how to set her body ablaze while calming the storms in her sea. But can their love survive the maelstrom of trouble that finds them?

The Taming of the Pooch

An Actually True Romance

Author: Al (Alfred) Dotson,Isabella Sforza

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988282056


Page: 213

View: 4451

"The Taming of the Pooch," by Isabella Sforza. Edited for 21st century lovers by Al Dotson: From the Jamestown Shakespeare Manuscripts comes the earliest and quite possibly the greatest paperback girl-takes-charge romance of all time, witty, warm, and scrumptious. Written in 1555 (in Italian) by Isabella Sforza, Lady Porcigliano, and translated by Anne Cook Bacon, the Taming of the Pooch arises from the countess's love affair with the Renaissance humorist, Hortensio Lando; but her story features the courtship of Caterina di Baptista of Padua, who teaches her Petruchio everything that every woman ever wished her man knew about true love. Recovered at last from the dustbin of patriarchalist history, Lady Porcigliano's Taming may be the most transformative woman's romance since Adam and Eve. Also, the funniest. Word Game: Find the paperback romance titles in "The True Mystery" and win $10,000 or more. Contest rules and entry form at

The Taming of the Shrew

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476788510

Category: Drama

Page: 304

View: 5087

Love and marriage are the concerns of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Lucentio’s marriage to Bianca is prompted by his idealized love of an apparently ideal woman. Petruchio’s wooing of Katherine, however, is free of idealism. Petruchio takes money from Bianca’s suitors to woo her, since Katherine must marry before her sister by her father’s decree; he also arranges the dowry with her father. Petruchio is then ready to marry Katherine, even against her will. Katherine, the shrew of the play’s title, certainly acts much changed. But have she and Petruchio learned to love each other? Or is the marriage based on terror and deception? The authoritative edition of The Taming of the Shrew from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes: -The exact text of the printed book for easy cross-reference -Hundreds of hypertext links for instant navigation -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -Newly revised explanatory notes conveniently linked to the text of the play -Scene-by-scene plot summaries -A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases -An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books -An annotated guide to further reading Essay by Karen Newman The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit

The Taming of the Shrew (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare,Sidney Lee

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026804929

Category: Drama

Page: 852

View: 9852

This carefully crafted ebook: “The Taming of the Shrew (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare's earliest comedies, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1592. It was inspired by classical Roman comedy and the Italian commedia dell'arte. Baptista Minola, a rich gentleman of Padua, has two daughters: Katherina, renowned for her sharp tongue, and Bianca, who is sought after by multiple suitors. Baptista decides that Bianca cannot marry until her elder sister finds a husband. Enter Petruchio, who has come to "wive it wealthily in Padua," and who is convinced by Bianca's suitors to woo Katherina. The play ultimately poses the question of who is the bigger shrew: Kate or Petruchio. The subplot involves the subterfuge employed by Lucentio to woo the lovely Bianca. Life of William Shakespeare is a biography of William Shakespeare by the eminent critic Sidney Lee. This book was one of the first major biographies of the Bard of Avon. It was published in 1898, based on the article contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography. William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. Sir Sidney Lee (1859 – 1926) was an English biographer and critic. He was a lifelong scholar and enthusiast of Shakespeare. His article on Shakespeare in the fifty-first volume of the Dictionary of National Biography formed the basis of his Life of William Shakespeare. This full-length life is often credited as the first modern biography of the poet.

The Taming of the Shrew - Side by Side

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Prestwick House Inc

ISBN: 9781580495219

Category: Man-woman relationships

Page: 216

View: 1554

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version.

The Taming of Chance

Author: Ian Hacking

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107650712

Category: Political Science

Page: 284

View: 1666

In this important study Ian Hacking continues the enquiry into the origins and development of certain characteristic modes of contemporary thought undertaken in such previous works as the best-selling The Emergence of Probability. Professor Hacking shows how by the late-nineteenth century it became possible to think of statistical patterns as explanatory in themselves, and to regard the world as not necessarily deterministic in character. In the same period the idea of human nature was displaced by a model of normal people with laws of dispersion. These two parallel transformations fed into each other, so that chance made the world seem less capricious: it was legitimated because it brought order out of chaos. Combining detailed scientific historical research with characteristic philosophic breadth and verve, The Taming of Chance brings out the relations between philosophy, the physical sciences, mathematics and the development of social institutions, and provides a unique and authoritative analysis of the 'probabilisation' of the western world.

The Taming of a Wild Child

Author: Kimberly Lang

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373207050

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8559

Waking up in a stranger's bed is not how socialite Lorelei LaBlanc planned on spending the morning after the night before. From now on… A) No more secret hookups with Donovan St. James—he's the last man on earth she'd want to share a room with, never mind a king-size bed. B) Maintain a professional persona at all times. After all, he's a hard-hitting journalist who's always on the lookout for the latest scoop…and she's perfect tabloid fodder. C) Keep friends close but enemies closer. Donovan may look like the ultimate poster boy but his intentions are anything but PG rated…. Harlequin KISS has 4 new fun, flirty and sensual romance books available every month.

The Taming of the Shrew Companion

Author: BookCaps

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1621074927

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 8149

The Taming of the Shrew is one of the greatest comedies ever written--but let's face it..if you don't understand it, then you are not alone. This annotated book includes a summary of each scene, an overview of themes and characters. It does not include the play. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

The Taming of Jesus by Christianity

Author: Wayne W. Mahan

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761820994

Category: Religion

Page: 92

View: 7948

In The Taming of Jesus by Christianity, Wayne Mahan peels back the layers of Christianity to provide his readers with a dramatic account of how the original radical teachings of Jesus were domesticated and transformed into a world-changing religion. Mahan's book is written for a modern public that has become increasingly uncomfortable with the idea of formal, institutionalized religion. He demonstrates that Christianity has at its core Jesus' demand of love, embodied in the Sermon on the Mount, and that this demand was simply too radical to form a viable religion. Mahan walks the reader through the New Testament, showing how this radical demand of love stands at the center of the synoptic gospels, and how it is systematically transformed by Paul and the Gospel of John into a faith in Jesus as atoning sacrifice and God-Man that is formalized and institutionalized by the Council of Nicaea. In a surprising and compelling presentation, Mahan argues that this transformation of the Christian message was a necessary betrayal that allowed the original radical message of Jesus to be carried within a palatable host religion, rather than be rejected and abandoned two millennia ago. The Taming of Jesus combines a succinct survey of the New Testament with a pointed examination of the central ideas of the Christian faith.

The Taming of Dr. Alex Draycott

Author: Joanna Neil

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459208528

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 3945

Unlocking the doctor's guarded heart A troublesome little niece and nephew to look after, a crumbling cottage to repair and a busy emergency department to run mean Dr. Alex Draycott's plate is full—even before she meets the rebelliously charming Dr. Callum Brooksby! Usually Alex can handle a challenge—but it seems Callum is out to tame her heart.

The Taming of the Duke

Author: Eloisa James

Publisher: InkWell Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8105

Imogen, Lady Maitland, has decided to dance on the wild side. After all, she's in the delicious position of being able to take a lover. A discreet male who knows just when to leave in the morning. But Lady Maitland is still under the watchful eye of her former guardian, the wildly untamed Rafe, the Duke of Holbrook. He believes she is still in need of a "watchdog." She laughs at the idea that someone so insufferably lazy and devoted to drink can demand that she behave with propriety. It's Rafe's long-lost brother, a man who looks precisely like the duke but with none of his degenerate edge, who interests Imogen. To Imogen, he's the shadow duke . . . the man who really should hold the title. But when Imogen agrees to accompany Gabe to a masquerade...whose masked eyes watch her with that intense look of desire? Who exactly is she dancing with? The duke or the shadow duke? Rafe . . . or Gabe?

The taming of the shrew for young people

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Swan Books (CA)

ISBN: 9780934048200

Category: Drama

Page: 62

View: 7178

An abridged version of Shakespeare's original text, with suggestions for simple staging. Includes parenthetical explanations and descriptions within the text and announcers who summarize deleted passages.

William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew

Author: Christopher M. Garcez

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 9780878910502

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 109

View: 2103

REA's MAXnotes for Victor Hugo's Les Miserables MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

The Taming of the Shrew Thrift Study Edition

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486112853

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 3996

Includes the unabridged text of Shakespeare's classic play plus a complete study guide that features scene-by-scene summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.

Die letzte Gemahlin des Königs

Author: Philippa Gregory

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644567816

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 2403

Meisterin des Wortes Heimlich unterhält die Witwe Kateryn Parr eine Affäre mit ihrer großen Liebe, dem Baron Thomas Seymour. Doch als König Henry VIII. um ihre Hand anhält, hat sie keine Wahl: Sie muss das Angebot annehmen und darf Thomas nie wiedersehen. Kateryn weiß genau, in welche Gefahr sie sich begibt – schließlich wird sie die sechste Gemahlin des launischen Königs. Von zwei ihrer Vorgängerinnen trennte er sich, zwei ließ er hinrichten. Mit der Zeit wähnt sie sich aber in Sicherheit: Im Herzen des Hofes gründet sie einen Studierzirkel und bestimmt als Regentin die Geschicke des Landes in Henrys Abwesenheit. Doch als Befürworterin religiöser Reformen zieht sie schließlich doch Henrys Zorn auf sich ... «Philippa Gregory, Königin des historischen Romans, setzt dieser Heldin ein unvergessliches Denkmal.» (People Magazine) «Niemand schreibt besser über die Tudors als Philippa Gregory.» (Publishers Weekly) «‹Die letzte Gemahlin des Königs› ist nicht nur ein faszinierender Roman über eine überraschend wenig bekannte Zeit der Tudor-Dynastie, sondern vermittelt auch das bedrückende Gefühl des puren Terrors, den das Leben unter einem launischen Tyrannen mit sich bringt – besonders, wenn man mit ihm verheiratet ist.» (Reader’s Digest) «Drastisch schildert Gregory die Beziehung von Kateryn Parr und ihrem Gemahl Henry VIII. Genauso gut beschreibt sie auch die religiösen und politischen Spannungen im England der Tudors. Fesselnd.» (The Times) «Gregorys komplexes Porträt des alternden Königs und seiner sinnlichen, gelehrten Braut wird Tudor-Fans begeistern.» (Publishers Weekly)

Shakespeare's Stage Traffic

Imitation, Borrowing and Competition in Renaissance Theatre

Author: Janet Clare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107729564

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 2180

Shakespeare's unique status has made critics reluctant to acknowledge the extent to which some of his plays are the outcome of adaptation. In Shakespeare's Stage Traffic Janet Clare re-situates Shakespeare's dramaturgy within the flourishing and competitive theatrical trade of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. She demonstrates how Shakespeare worked with materials which had already entered the dramatic tradition, and how, in the spirit of Renaissance theory, he moulded and converted them to his own use. The book challenges the critical stance that views the Shakespeare canon as essentially self-contained, moves beyond the limitations of generic studies and argues for a more conjoined critical study of early modern plays. Each chapter focuses on specific plays and examines the networks of influence, exchange and competition which characterised stage traffic between playwrights, including Marlowe, Jonson and Fletcher. Overall, the book addresses multiple perspectives relating to authorship and text, performance and reception.