Beyond the Limits of Thought

Graham Priest presents an expanded edition of his exploration of the nature and limits of thought.

Author: Boyce Gibson Professor of Philosophy Graham Priest

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199254052

Category: Philosophy

Page: 344

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Graham Priest presents an expanded edition of his exploration of the nature and limits of thought. Embracing contradiction and challenging traditional logic, he engages with issues across philosophical borders, from the historical to the modern, Eastern to Western, continental to analytic.
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Beyond the Self

This book explores contrasting conceptions of "language and its limits".

Author: Paul Standish


ISBN: UOM:39015024992243

Category: Philosophy

Page: 275

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This book explores contrasting conceptions of "language and its limits". Aspects of the prevailing positivism are criticized and this extends to an examination of the wayward use of language in education (with particular reference to the language of curriculum planning and policy making). The account of language provides the basis for a critique of contemporary ideas of the self. This in turn leads to a challenging of the centrality of agency and of the idea of autonomy. The positive thesis is an elaboration of the idea of receptiveness and the transcendence of the self in terms particularly of humility, attention and wonder. The book draws on the work of Heidegger and Wittgenstein, and explores much neglected aspects of their relationship.
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Establishing Continental Shelf Limits Beyond 200 Nautical Miles by the Coastal State

Annexes i–iii to the RoP use such language as the coastal State 'shall', which suggests that it is intended to create obligations on States. Another example is Paragraph 3 in Annex i. 58 Ibid. 59 Ibid., p. 8. 60 ila Berlin Conference ...

Author: Signe Veierud Busch

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004326248

Category: Law

Page: 465

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In Establishing Continental Shelf Limits Beyond 200 Nautical Miles by the Coastal State: A Right of Involvement for Other States?, Busch discusses the possibilities for States other than the coastal State to intervene in the process of establishing final and binding continental shelf limits.
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Wittgenstein s private language

We can rightly say that grammar guides our imaginations, or finds expression in the limits and inflections of what we ... 'language', 'gift', and so on—then in what sense can we have faith in the existence of grammatical limits beyond ...

Author: Stephen Mulhall

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780191526053



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Beyond Superstructuralism

This book advances a new theory, a syntagmatic theory, of language. On the one hand, syntagmatic theory ... What I am now proposing is to look beyond those limits, beyond Superstructuralism. In this respect, my previous book was a kind ...

Author: Richard Harland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134923137

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 276

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Challenges the foundation of recent literary and language-based theory, offering instead a syntagmatic approach to language. Covers `post-Chomskyan' linguistics, deconstruction, analytic and speech-act theory.
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Text Reality

Romanovskaya 2000: 203) or that the structures of verbal languages cannot be “transplanted wholesale to the ... it defines the very limits of language: The limit beyond which words cannot go is their own delimiting activity.

Author: Jeff Bernard

Publisher: Založba ZRC

ISBN: 9789616500869

Category: Hermeneutik - Bibel

Page: 238

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Delo odpira nekatere temeljne dileme razmerja med resničnostjo in njenim ubesedovanjem. Osvetlili so jih strokovnjaki različnih disciplin, ki jih povezuje temeljno semiotično stališče o tekstu kot kompleksnem znaku, katerega funkciji sta reprezentiranje resničnosti in pragmatično umeščanje govorečega/spoznavajočega subjekta v to resničnost.
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Wittgenstein s Tractatus

be regarded as holding that, while what is shown are the limits of the world and of thought, nothing can be either ... according to which what is 'shown' is 'ineffable truth' regarding what lies 'beyond' the limits of language and of ...

Author: Peter Sullivan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191644085

Category: Philosophy

Page: 282

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This volume of newly written chapters on the history and interpretation of Wittgenstein's Tractatus represents a significant step beyond the polemical debate between broad interpretive approaches that has recently characterized the field. Some of the contributors might count their approach as 'new' or 'resolute', while others are more 'traditional', but all are here concerned primarily with understanding in detail the structure of argument that Wittgenstein presents within the Tractatus, rather than with its final self-renunciation, or with the character of the understanding that renunciation might leave behind. The volume makes a strong case that close investigation, both biographical and textual, into the composition of the Tractatus, and into the various influences on it, still has much to yield in revealing the complexity and fertility of Wittgenstein's early thought. Amongst these influences Kant and Kierkegaard are considered alongside Wittgenstein's immediate predecessors in the analytic tradition. The themes explored range across the breadth of Wittgenstein's book, and include his accounts of ethics and aesthetics, as well as issues in metaphysics and the philosophy of mind, and aspects of the logical framework of his account of representation. The contrast of saying and showing, and Wittgenstein's attitude to the inexpressible, is of central importance to many of the contributions. By approaching this concern through the various first-level issues that give rise to it, rather than from entrenched schematic positions, the contributors demonstrate the possibility of a more inclusive, constructive and fruitful mode of engagement with Wittgenstein's text and with each other.
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Religion and the Natural Sciences

If, however, the holy is an ineffable and indefinable mystery that prompts humans to grope for words and symbols that point beyond the limits of language, then religious language must be double-intentional—that is, religious symbols ...

Author: James E. Huchingson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781597520843

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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The first half of 'Religion and the Natural Sciences' is an introduction to the discussion of science and religion. Here the reader learns why there is any debate at all and what resources exist for responding to it. The second half deals with specific issues that arise in the individual sciences, from astronomy and physics to biology and ecology. Any project hoping to connect science and religion must supply the categories of connection, which are found primarily, although not exclusively, in philosophy. The simplicity of the arrangement and the nature of the selections are intended to make 'Religion and the Natural Sciences' available to as wide an audience as possible, including students from the sciences and technology, the professions, the humanities and liberal studies, and theology.
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The Number Sense

But no language ever developed special grammatical devices for numbers beyond three. Finally, the etymology of the first three numerals also ... Needless to say, these limits are purely lexical. When Warlpiris come into contact with ...

Author: Stanislas Dehaene

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199910397

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

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Our understanding of how the human brain performs mathematical calculations is far from complete, but in recent years there have been many exciting breakthroughs by scientists all over the world. Now, in The Number Sense, Stanislas Dehaene offers a fascinating look at this recent research, in an enlightening exploration of the mathematical mind. Dehaene begins with the eye-opening discovery that animals--including rats, pigeons, raccoons, and chimpanzees--can perform simple mathematical calculations, and that human infants also have a rudimentary number sense. Dehaene suggests that this rudimentary number sense is as basic to the way the brain understands the world as our perception of color or of objects in space, and, like these other abilities, our number sense is wired into the brain. These are but a few of the wealth of fascinating observations contained here. We also discover, for example, that because Chinese names for numbers are so short, Chinese people can remember up to nine or ten digits at a time--English-speaking people can only remember seven. The book also explores the unique abilities of idiot savants and mathematical geniuses, and we meet people whose minute brain lesions render their mathematical ability useless. This new and completely updated edition includes all of the most recent scientific data on how numbers are encoded by single neurons, and which brain areas activate when we perform calculations. Perhaps most important, The Number Sense reaches many provocative conclusions that will intrigue anyone interested in learning, mathematics, or the mind. "A delight." --Ian Stewart, New Scientist "Read The Number Sense for its rich insights into matters as varying as the cuneiform depiction of numbers, why Jean Piaget's theory of stages in infant learning is wrong, and to discover the brain regions involved in the number sense." --The New York Times Book Review "Dehaene weaves the latest technical research into a remarkably lucid and engrossing investigation. Even readers normally indifferent to mathematics will find themselves marveling at the wonder of minds making numbers." --Booklist
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