Words and Ideas

Author: William J. Dominik

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 0865164851

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 281

View: 1618

Unlike most etymology textbooks, this one presents the words studied in the context of the ideas in which the words functioned. Instead of studying endless lists of word roots, suffixes, and prefixes in isolation, the words are enlivened by their social, literary, and cultural media. Features: Chapters on Mythology, Medicine, Politics and Law, Commerce and Economics, Philosophy and Psychology, History Introduction to word building Exercises throughout Illustrations of ancient artifacts Clever cartoons on word origins Glossary of English words and phrases.

Words and Ideas

The Roots of Plato's Philosophy

Author: Fritz-Gregor Herrmann

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 1910589446

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

View: 2214

Plato did not create his philosophy ex nihilo, but rather drew on four centuries of literary production in epic and lyric poetry, on ethnography and historiography, tragedy and comedy, medical and mathematical research, oratory and rhetorical theory, as well as on Presocratic philosophy. Words & Ideas offers a study of Plato's philosophical language against this cultural background, retracing to their origins the history and development of the key terms of the Theory of Forms as presented in the Phaedo. 'Form' or 'idea', 'ousia' or 'being', 'participation', 'presence' and 'community' are among the concepts investigated. The aim is to determine both the connotations of Plato's philosophical terms and the precise historical and philosophical contexts on which Plato drew in the formulation of his thoughts. In tracing the roots of Plato's philosophy, Words & Ideas demarcates afresh Plato's position regarding the protagonists of pre-Socratic philosophy: Parmenides and the Eleatics, Anaxagoras and Diogenes of Apollonia, Leucippus and Democritus, Philolaus and the Pythagoreans. This identifcation of his sources allows us, in many cases for the first time, to judge what in the arguments of the dialogues is Plato's own contribution and what is there only as part of a philosophical or pre-philosophical inheritance.

Words and Ideas

Author: Hans P. Guth

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Words for Ideas

Student's book

Author: John Morley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783196529029


Page: 101

View: 1274


Political Words and Ideas in Islam

Author: Bernard Lewis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781558764736

Category: Islam and politics

Page: 186

View: 3700

Bringing togther eleven papers on Islamic political thought, this volume offers a focused treatment of the subject matter.

Writing Lesson Level 5--Transition Words between Ideas

Author: Richard Gentry, Ph.D.,Jan McNeel, M.A.Ed.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1480777854


Page: 7

View: 4835

Incorporate writing instruction in your classroom as an essential element of literacy development while implementing best practices. Simplify the planning of writing instruction and become familiar with the Common Core State Standards of Writing.

Words & Ideas

The Roots of Plato's Philosophy

Author: Fritz-Gregor Herrmann

Publisher: Classical Pressof Wales

ISBN: 9781905125203

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

View: 6702

Investigating the terms such as 'Form' or 'idea', 'essence' or 'being', 'participation', 'presence' and 'community', this book aims to determine the precise historical and philosophical contexts on which Plato drew in the formulation of his thoughts.

The Locke Reader

Selections from the Works of John Locke with a General Introduction and Commentary

Author: John Locke,John W. Yolton

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521290845

Category: Philosophy

Page: 335

View: 7282

This accessible volume comprises sections from a wide range of Locke's books, structured so that the interconnections of his thought can be seen and traced. Although Locke did not write from a system of philosophy, he did have in mind an overall division of human knowledge.

Sprache – Kommunikation – Informatik

Author: Józef Darski

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3111353230

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 436

View: 5667

Die Buchreihe Linguistische Arbeiten hat mit über 500 Bänden zur linguistischen Theoriebildung der letzten Jahrzehnte in Deutschland und international wesentlich beigetragen. Die Reihe wird auch weiterhin neue Impulse für die Forschung setzen und die zentrale Einsicht der Sprachwissenschaft präsentieren, dass Fortschritt in der Erforschung der menschlichen Sprachen nur durch die enge Verbindung von empirischen und theoretischen Analysen sowohl diachron wie synchron möglich ist. Daher laden wir hochwertige linguistische Arbeiten aus allen zentralen Teilgebieten der allgemeinen und einzelsprachlichen Linguistik ein, die aktuelle Fragestellungen bearbeiten, neue Daten diskutieren und die Theorieentwicklung vorantreiben.

This Book Is Not Required

An Emotional and Intellectual Survival Manual for Students

Author: Inge Bell,Bernard McGrane,John Gunderson,Terri L. Anderson

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483321150

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 3703

This Fifth Edition of the underground classic This Book Is Not Required: An Emotional and Intellectual Survival Manual for Students, by Inge Bell, Bernard McCrane, John Gunderson, and Teri Anderson, breaks new ground in participatory education, offering insight and inspiration to help undergraduates make the most of their college years. This edition continues to teach about the college experience as a whole—looking at the personal, social, intellectual, technological, and spiritual demands and opportunities—while incorporating new material highly relevant to today’s students. The material is presented in a personable and straightforward manner, maintaining Dr. Inge Bell’s illuminating writing style throughout, and inviting students to take responsibility for, and make the most of, their educational experiences.

Ideas, Words, and Things

French Writings in Semiology

Author: Harjeet Singh Gill

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 9780863112041

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 7526


First Words

A Parent's Step-by-step Guide to Helping a Child with Speech and Language Delays

Author: Barbara Levine Offenbacher

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442211229

Category: Education

Page: 227

View: 9861

Provides parents with information on stimulating their child's communication skills, featuring tested activities and strategies drawn from the author's own therapy sessions with children with language delays.

Ideas Into Words

Mastering the Craft of Science Writing

Author: Elise Hancock

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801873294

Category: Science

Page: 151

View: 6582

"I am so proud to be Elise's student. Read this book and I suspect you will be too."--from the foreword by Robert Kanigel, author of "The Man Who Knew Infinity" From the latest breakthroughs in medical research and information technologies to new discoveries about the diversity of life on earth, science is becoming both more specialized and more relevant. Consequently, the need for writers who can clarify these breakthroughs and discoveries for the general public has become acute. In "Ideas into Words," Elise Hancock, a professional writer and editor with thirty years of experience, provides both novice and seasoned science writers with the practical advice and canny insights they need to take their craft to the next level. Rich with real-life examples and anecdotes, this book covers the essentials of science writing: finding story ideas, learning the science, opening and shaping a piece, polishing drafts, overcoming blocks, and conducting interviews with scientists and other experts who may not be accustomed to making their ideas understandable to lay readers. Hancock's wisdom will prove useful to anyone pursuing nonfiction writing as a career. She devotes an entire chapter to habits and attitudes that writers should cultivate, another to structure, and a third to the art of revision. Some of her advice is surprising (she cautions against slavish use of transitions, for example); all of it is hard-earned, astute, and wittily conveyed. This concise guide is essential reading for every writer attempting to explain the world of science to the rest of us.

Bel Canto

A Performer's Guide

Author: Robert Toft

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199986681

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 9924

Bel canto, or 'beautiful singing,' remains one of the most elusive performance styles vocalists strive to master. During the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, composers routinely left the final shaping of recitatives, arias, and songs to performers, and singers treated scores freely so that inexpressively notated music could be turned into passionate declamation. In other words, vocalists saw their role more as one of re-creation than of simple interpretation. Familiarity with the range of strategies prominent singers of the past employed to unlock the eloquent expression hidden in scores enables modern performers to take a similar re-creative approach to enhancing the texts before them. In this first ever guide to bel canto, author Robert Toft provides singers with the tools they need not only to complete the creative process the composer began but also to bring scores to life in an historically-informed manner. Replete with illustrations based on excerpts from Italianate recitatives and arias by composers ranging from Handel to Rossini, the book offers discussions of the fundamental principles of expressive singing, each section including a practical application of the techniques involved. Drawing on a wealth of documents from the era, including treatises, scores, newspaper reviews, and letters, this book captures the breadth of practices singers used in the bel canto period. Complete with six scores (recitatives and/or arias) for performers to personalize through the old methods, and a companion website offering demonstrations of the principles involved, Bel Canto is an essential resource for any singer or vocal instructor wishing to explore and master historical techniques of interpretation and re-creation from the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Locke's Philosophy of Language

Author: Walter R. Ott

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139438926

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 2306

This book examines John Locke's claims about the nature and workings of language. Walter Ott proposes an interpretation of Locke's thesis in which words signify ideas in the mind of the speaker, and argues that rather than employing such notions as sense or reference, Locke relies on an ancient tradition that understands signification as reliable indication. He then uses this interpretation to explain crucial areas of Locke's metaphysics and epistemology, including essence, abstraction, knowledge and mental representation. His discussion challenges many of the orthodox readings of Locke, and will be of interest to historians of philosophy and philosophers of language alike.