What Kind of Creatures Are We

What Kind of Creatures Are We

Noam Chomsky is widely known and deeply admired for being the founder of modern linguistics, one of the founders of the field of cognitive science, and perhaps the most avidly read political theorist and commentator of our time.

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: Columbia Themes in Philosophy

ISBN: 0231175973

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 167

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Noam Chomsky is widely known and deeply admired for being the founder of modern linguistics, one of the founders of the field of cognitive science, and perhaps the most avidly read political theorist and commentator of our time. In these lectures, he presents a lifetime of philosophical reflection on all three of these areas of research, to which he has contributed for over half a century. In clear, precise, and nontechnical language, Chomsky elaborates on fifty years of scientific development in the study of language, sketching how his own work has implications for the origins of language, the close relations that language bears to thought, and its eventual biological basis. He expounds and criticizes many alternative theories, such as those that emphasize the social, the communicative, and the referential aspects of language. Chomsky reviews how new discoveries about language overcome what seemed to be highly problematic assumptions in the past. He also investigates the apparent scope and limits of human cognitive capacities and what the human mind can seriously investigate, in the light of history of science and philosophical reflection and current understanding. Moving from language and mind to society and politics, he concludes with a searching exploration and philosophical defense of a position he describes as "libertarian socialism," tracing its links to anarchism and the ideas of John Dewey and even to the ideas of Marx and Mill, demonstrating its conceptual growth out of our historical past and urgent relation to matters of the present.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

What Kind of Creatures Are We

What Kind of Creatures Are We

xiv nature or, as the title of the book suggests, the kinds of creatures we are—in particular, the fact that our cognitive abilities have a biological basis ...

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231540926

Category: Philosophy

Page: 196

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The renowned philosopher and political theorist presents a summation of his influential work in this series of Columbia University lectures. A pioneer in the fields of modern linguistics and cognitive science, Noam Chomsky is also one of the most avidly read political theorist of our time. In this series of lectures, Chomsky presents more than half a century of philosophical reflection on all three of these areas. In precise yet accessible language, Chomsky elaborates on the scientific study of language, sketching how his own work has implications for the origins of language, the close relations that language bears to thought, its eventual biological basis. He expounds and criticizes many alternative theories, such as those that emphasize the social, the communicative, and the referential aspects of language. He also investigates the apparent scope and limits of human cognitive capacities. Moving from language and mind to society and politics, Chomsky concludes with a philosophical defense of a position he describes as "libertarian socialism," tracing its links to anarchism and the ideas of John Dewey, and even briefly to the ideas of Karl Marx and John Stuart Mill. Demonstrating its conceptual growth out of our historical past, he also shows its urgent relation to our present moment.
Categories: Philosophy

The life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe with illustr by J D Watson

The life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe  with illustr  by J D  Watson

... where we could not go on shore but we should be devoured by savage beasts , or more merciless savages of human kind . ... we heard such dreadful noises of the barking , roaring , and howling of wild creatures , of we knew not what ...

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600058041

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What is this thing called Knowledge

What is this thing called Knowledge

Suppose, for example, that we humans had evolved in such a way that we don't ... relative to the kind of creatures we are (i.e. creatures who feel pain).

Author: Duncan Pritchard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134573677

Category: Philosophy

Page: 220

View: 696

What is knowledge? Where does it come from? What kinds of knowledge are there? Can we know anything at all? This lucid and engaging introduction grapples with these central questions in the theory of knowledge, offering a clear, non-partisan view of the main themes of epistemology. Both traditional issues and contemporary ideas are discussed in sixteen easily digestible chapters, each of which conclude with a useful summary of the main ideas discussed, study questions, annotated further reading and a guide to internet resources. Each chapter also features text boxes providing bite-sized summaries of key concepts and major philosophers, and clear and interesting examples are used throughout. The book concludes with an annotated guide to general introductions to epistemology, a glossary of key terms, and a summary of the main examples used in epistemology, This an ideal first textbook in the theory of knowledge for undergraduates coming to philosophy for the first time. The third edition has been revised and updated throughout and features two new chapters, on religious knowledge and scientific knowledge, as part of a whole new section on what kinds of knowledge there are. In addition, the text as a whole has been refreshed to keep it up to date with current developments.
Categories: Philosophy

Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York Mariner

Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York  Mariner

1 . on shore but we should be devoured by savage beasts , or more merciless savages of human kind ? ... we heard such dreadful noises of the barking , roaring , and howling of wild creatures , of we knew not what kinds , that the poor ...

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078553362

Category: Castaways

Page: 528

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Categories: Castaways

Wo die wilden Kerle wohnen

Wo die wilden Kerle wohnen

Author: Maurice Sendak

Publisher:

ISBN: 3257005466

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 40

View: 552

Der kleine Max lässt sich ganz allein zum Land der wilden Kerle treiben. Er wird der Wildeste von allen und sie machen ihn zu ihrem König. (ab 4)
Categories: Fantasy fiction

For Small Creatures Such as We

For Small Creatures Such as We

As Sagan shares these rituals, For Small Creatures Such as We becomes a moving tribute to a father, a newborn daughter, a marriage, and the natural world--a celebration of life itself, and the power of our families and beliefs to bring us ...

Author: Sasha Sagan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780735218789

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 496

"A charming book, ringing with the joy of existence." -- Richard Dawkins "This lyrical exploration of how we can find beauty in the natural world comes from the daughter of Carl Sagan . . . A wonderful gift for your favorite reader." --Good Housekeeping The perfect gift for a loved one or for yourself, For Small Creatures Such as We is part memoir, part guidebook, and part social history, a luminous celebration of Earth's marvels that require no faith in order to be believed. Sasha Sagan was raised by secular parents, the astronomer Carl Sagan and the writer and producer Ann Druyan. They taught her that the natural world and vast cosmos are full of profound beauty, that science reveals truths more wondrous than any myth or fable. When Sagan herself became a mother, she began her own hunt for the natural phenomena behind our most treasured occasions--from births to deaths, holidays to weddings, anniversaries, and more--growing these roots into a new set of rituals for her young daughter that honor the joy and significance of each experience without relying on religious framework. As Sagan shares these rituals, For Small Creatures Such as We becomes a moving tribute to a father, a newborn daughter, a marriage, and the natural world--a celebration of life itself, and the power of our families and beliefs to bring us together.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers

The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers

Consider how woefully thin, in this sense, a creature must be when it ... distance from who we normally think we are and what kind of creatures we take ...

Author: Stephen Leach

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315385921

Category: Philosophy

Page: 302

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The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers reveals how great philosophers of the past sought to answer the question of the meaning of life. This edited collection includes thirty-five chapters which each focus on a major philosophical figure, from Confucius to Rorty, and that imaginatively engage with the topic from their perspective. This volume also contains a Postscript on the historical origins and original significance of the phrase ‘the meaning of life’. Written by leading experts in the field, such as A.C. Grayling, Thaddeus Metz and John Cottingham, this unique and engaging book explores the relevance of the history of philosophy to contemporary debates. It will prove essential reading for students and scholars studying the history of philosophy, philosophy of religion, ethics, metaphysics or comparative philosophy.
Categories: Philosophy

The Lady s Friend

The Lady s Friend

Nobody found know what kind of creatures we were . Picnic parout that the place was poor and mean , and the parent ties are not a very common occurrence in that neighunworthy , till she was gone . That “ " green - house borhood ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951000753439C

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The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Etc

The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe  Etc

... it was quite dark , we heard such dreadful noises of the barking , roaring , and howling of wild creatures , of we knew not what kinds , that the poor boy was ready to die with fear , and begged of me not to go on shore till day .

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017466529

Category:

Page: 394

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New Proclamation Year B 2003

New Proclamation Year B  2003

Humans die once , and that's it ; Christ dies once , but will put in a second appearance . The emphasis here is on the ... What kind of creatures are we if the two defining terms are mortal and moral ? Clearly it means we will all die ...

Author: Ben Witherington, III

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing

ISBN: 0800642481

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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The essential pastoral companion for preaching - helps preachers write better sermons. It offers creative links to literature, spirituality, and the socio-cultural scene in addition to historical and exegetical reflections on all the biblical texts. Formatted to assist those using the Revised Common Lectionary, the Roman Catholic lectionary, and the Episcopal lectionary (BCP). Reader-friendly, workbook design for easy note-taking and lay-flat binding for hands-free usage.
Categories: Religion

The Queen of the Air

The Queen of the Air

Yet of the two , would we rather be watch - dog , or fly ? 150. Indeed , the first point we have all to determine is not how free we are , but what kind of creatures we are . It is of small importance to any of us whether we get liberty ...

Author: John Ruskin

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044020058285

Category: Free will and determinism

Page: 233

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Categories: Free will and determinism

Sea Creatures Connect the Dots For Ages 3 6

Sea Creatures Connect the Dots For Ages 3 6

Be Kind to Sea Creatures and all the beautiful living species. Sea Creatures and We all Love You A Lot. Scroll Up and Get this Colouring Book Now. Review: ★★★★★ This connecting the dots Colouring Book is an amazing work.

Author: Azg Colours

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798581502792

Category:

Page: 54

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Best Sea Creatures Connect the Dots Book (for Ages 3-6) for fun and educational purposes. It teaches kids how to draw lines to give shape and make designs. It is made easy for little masters who really love to create images joining dotted lines. Do you want to draw a picture of the sea species and color it, little champ? Let's Do it! You are an awesome Kid as you choose the most beautifully designed connecting the dots workbook. Do color the self-created picture of Sea Specie and make the more beautiful. Ohhhhh! Some Sea Creatures are waiting for you to get a shape. Hey little Genius, use your creative sense and join these dots with your pencil. Be Kind to Sea Creatures and all the beautiful living species. Sea Creatures and We all Love You A Lot. Scroll Up and Get this Colouring Book Now. Review: ★★★★★ This connecting the dots Colouring Book is an amazing work. Team AZG Colours always prove their skills and authenticate that they are specialist in Kid Colouring Books and understands the requirements of Kids and parents. S.R Jasmine ★★★★ Amazing Sea Creature connecting the dots activity colouring Book. I appreciate the selection of creature images and "Special designs for all connecting the dots pages" for KIDS. V.M Sandra ★★★★★ Best activity Colouring Book that really made my Kid happy. I really recommend buying this short and creative Book. R.C Elizabeth About the Author: AZG Colours is a group of creative mothers. Sara James leads this creative agency. She creates really helpful educational and learning material for Kids of every age. Being a mother, she knows how to enlighten the minds of children. With properly designed colouring pages, this agency adds value to each page to make this fun learning process more beneficial as well as easier for the Kids.
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Travels with the Self

Travels with the Self

... good or bad, ethical or corrupt, and correspondingly what kind of creatures humans are, what actions we are capable of, what activities we ...

Author: Philip Cushman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429886447

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

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Travels with the Self uses a hermeneutic perspective to critique psychology and demonstrate why the concept of the self and the modality of cultural history are so vitally important to the profession of psychology. Each chapter focuses on a theory, concept, sociopolitical or professional issue, philosophical problem, or professional activity that has rarely been critiqued from a historical, sociopolitical vantage point. Philip Cushman explores psychology’s involvement in consumerism, racism, shallow understandings of being human, military torture, political resistance, and digital living. In each case, theories and practices are treated as historical artifacts, rather than expressions of a putatively progressive, modern-era science that is uncovering the one, universal truth about human being. In this way, psychological theories and practices, especially pertaining to the concept of the self, are shown to be reflections of the larger moral understandings and political arrangements of their time and place, with implications for how we understand the self in theory and clinical practice. Drawing on the philosophies of critical theory and hermeneutics, Cushman insists on understanding the self, one of the most studied and cherished of psychological concepts, and its ills, practitioners, and healing technologies, as historical/cultural artifacts — surprising, almost sacrilegious, concepts. To this end, each chapter begins with a historical introduction that locates it in the historical time and moral/political space of the nation’s, the profession’s, and the author’s personal context. Travels with the Self brings together highly unusual and controversial writings on contemporary psychology that will appeal to psychoanalysts and psychotherapists, psychologists of all stripes, as well as scholars of philosophy, history, and cultural studies.
Categories: Psychology

A Voice from the Orient

A Voice from the Orient

It may be answered , that this is a human way of reasoning concerning the future life , and that when we go there we ... death works such a change , then we are in total ignorance as to what kind of creatures we shall be after death .

Author: Mangasar Mugurditch Mangasarian

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:CR60037202

Category: Sermons, American

Page: 219

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Categories: Sermons, American

God and the Financial Crisis

God and the Financial Crisis

Those involved hope that by setting these kinds of examples, ... imagining that humans are likely in any basic ways to change the kind of creatures we have ...

Author: Gary D. Badcock

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443888370

Category: Religion

Page: 210

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A fundamental belief in personal liberty and in the ability of free markets to realise the good lies at the heart of the neoliberal economic orthodoxy that has now shaped public policy for a generation. Confidence in orthodox economics has, however, been badly shaken by the financial crisis of 2008 and, in the years following, by the effects of the Great Recession. The era of casino banking was not only an era of de-industrialisation and under-employment, but also of iniquitous tax avoidance schemes, and of grotesquely inflated levels of social inequality. Such factors, we now realise, have reduced the life-prospects of millions of our fellow-citizens. This interdisciplinary volume of essays, with wide-ranging contributions by theologians and social scientists, explores the theological, economic, and moral implications of these developments. Its central claim is that neoliberalism’s failure to appreciate the limitations of its fiduciary commitments contributed massively to the economic crisis. A more honest appraisal of the relation between the language of belief and the sphere of economic behaviour is therefore required. This must also result in appropriate policy changes, to harness the power of the economy to serve a more generous vision of the human good.
Categories: Religion

Hy Brazil

Hy Brazil

... novelty of the third kind of creature we encountered, both enchained and free. These were what you might call the true faeries of our childhood tales.

Author: Gerald Killingworth

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784620066

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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The year is 1591 and nineteen-year old Edward Harry sails to Ireland as secretary to the famous poet Edmund Spenser. Confident of his own talents, Edward expects to make his fortune as the English impose their rule on the embittered Irish. His life is blown off-course when an excursion in a small boat off the coast of Kinsale in County Cork leads to a landing on the fabled island of Hy Brazil, the Elven realm. All is not well in Hy Brazil. The island is riven by a savage civil war and Edward Harry and Calvagh, his Irish companion, are drawn into the very heart of the conflict. This is a beautifully-crafted tale of strange magics and one young man’s struggle to cope with an extraordinary destiny. Praise for Hy Brazil 'A vivid, unusual and intelligent fantasy in a style reminiscent of Cloud Atlas, supporting many elements of genuine folklore in a fascinating, well-characterised, historical mix. Gerald Killingworth writes about the fairyland of Hy Brazil as if he'd actually been there.' – Herbie Brennan, bestselling author of The Faerie Wars series 'From the chance-driven, incalculable Elizabethan world of Walter Raleigh and Edmund Spenser, in an Ireland promising fabulous realms beyond barely-imagined horizons, Gerald Killingworth has fashioned an engrossing fictional universe that Shakespeare would call ‘fantastical’ and I loved every moment of my voyage across it.' – Jonathan Keates, prizewinning biographer and novelist. Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature
Categories: Fiction