Words and Ideas

Author: William J. Dominik

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 0865164851

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 281

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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.
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Words and Ideas

Author: William J. Dominik

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 9781610410748

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 281

View: 8984

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.
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Words and Ideas

Author: Hans P. Guth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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Words and Ideas

The Roots of Plato's Philosophy

Author: Fritz-Gregor Herrmann

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 1910589446

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

View: 2555

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.
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Political Words and Ideas in Islam

Author: Bernard Lewis

Publisher: Markus Wiener Publishers

ISBN: 9781558764736

Category: Islam and politics

Page: 186

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

An Essay on the Origin of Ideas

Author: Christopher Gauker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199599467

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 302

View: 1830

For centuries philosophers have attempted to derive concepts from perceptual representations but have failed to explain how the mind generates the building blocks of thought. Gauker addresses this problem in a new account of imagistic cognition. He shows that much of cognition occurs by means of mental imagery, without the help of concepts.
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Super Smart

180 Challenging Thinking Activities, Words, and Ideas for Advanced Students

Author: Stephen S. Young

Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.

ISBN: 1593631553

Category: Education

Page: 220

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Get the minds of bright kids jump-started with these exciting, motivational Super Smart brain challenges. Put the minds of smart kids in overdrive! Filled with 180 "activity-a-day" classroom warm-ups that include new, challenging vocabulary activities and critical thinking activities that push the limits, Super Smart will pique students' curiosity and tickle their funny bone. This unique book, designed to challenge the brightest kids, offers teachers and parents a fun collection of activities—logic puzzles, riddles, optical illusions, math mysteries, and thought provokers. These short, attention-getting mind stretchers serve to grab students' attention and create a frame of mind and an atmosphere of fun, curiosity, and discovery conducive to getting kids off to a good start. There are three hooks for each day: a vocabulary word, a thought for the day, and a critical thinking hook, each designed to get students thinking and into a receptive mind set.
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Reading Amplified

Digital Tools That Engage Students in Words, Books, and Ideas

Author: Lee Ann Spillane

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1625310072

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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In Reading Amplified: Digital Tools That Engage Students in Words, Books, and Ideas, you can look over Lee Ann's shoulder at her computer screen or into her classroom as she guides students to deeper reading and engagement with digital tools, ranging from the Google Book search concordance feature to comic strip software. Spillane seeks to take the "tedium out of routine tasks we need to teach." By now we've all seen examples of Wordle, the technology app that converts chunks of text into a word cloud featuring words of different sizes according to their prevalence in the text. But you haven't seen the real power of Wordle until you've seen Lee Ann Spillane's high school students use it to analyze patterns and symbolism in The Great Gatsby. In Reading Amplified: Digital Tools That Engage Students in Words, Books, and Ideas, you can look over Lee Ann's shoulder at her computer screen or into her classroom as she guides students to deeper reading and engagement with digital tools, ranging from the Google Book search concordance feature to comic strip software. Spillane seeks to take the "tedium out of routine tasks we need to teach." Her instruction is infused with technology that energizes students, but her focus is always on deep learning that motivates them to become passionate and independent readers. "It's about the teaching, not the tool," she reminds us. "I do a lot of learning right beside my students."
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Sacraments of Initiation

A Theology of Rite, Word, and Life

Author: Liam G. Walsh

Publisher: LiturgyTrainingPublications

ISBN: 1595250352

Category: Religion

Page: 438

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Words

Author: Christoph Niemann

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

ISBN: 9780062455505

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3250

What can you do with a word? Read it, spell it, say it, picture it, understand it, make a sentence with it, tell a story with it, share it with a friend. Everything starts with a love of words! More than 300 words inspired by Dr. Edward Fry’s list of sight words are paired with striking and playful illustrations by internationally renowned designer and artist Christoph Niemann to deepen understanding, to enrich, and to enlighten those learning to read and write English, whether they be children or adults. This compilation of more than 300 words and pictures encourages reading, fuels the imagination, and offers hours of decoding fun. Christoph Niemann has illustrated each word with a picture that challenges readers to make connections and puzzle out meaning in a playful way. Homophones, basic punctuation, and an assortment of silly and unusual words are also included to delineate the eighteen sections of the book. Browse the pages to discover words you don’t know (or find a new facet of the ones you do)! Create your own stories or poems by combining words, images, and ideas. Can you think of other words to describe the images, or new drawings to interpret the words? Cover a word with your finger and ask a friend to guess it just by looking at the picture. Or pick a word and draw (or write) what you think happens next. . . . This is an excellent, original, and exuberant teaching tool for parents as well as elementary school teachers, and it will also be useful for ESL programs. Includes an introduction and an index.
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