Released on 2022-06-30Categories Philosophy

The Human Mind through the Lens of Language

The Human Mind through the Lens of Language

Author: Nirmalangshu Mukherji

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350062696

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

View: 424

Most living forms in nature display various cognitive abilities in their behaviour. However, except for humans, no other animal builds fires and wheels, navigates with maps and tells stories to other conspecifics. We can witness this unique feature of the human mind in almost everything humans do, such as painting, singing and cooking; there is an underlying sense of unity in the generative part of these systems despite wide differences in what they are about. This book introduces, defends and develops a novel philosophical approach to the study of the generative mind. Nirmalangshu Mukherji argues for a single, species-specific generative principle that accounts for the human ability to combine symbolic forms without bound in each domain that falls under the generative mind.
Released on 2022-06-30Categories Philosophy

The Human Mind through the Lens of Language

The Human Mind through the Lens of Language

Author: Nirmalangshu Mukherji

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350062702

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

View: 260

Most living forms in nature display various cognitive abilities in their behaviour. However, except for humans, no other animal builds fires and wheels, navigates with maps and tells stories to other conspecifics. We can witness this unique feature of the human mind in almost everything humans do, such as painting, singing and cooking; there is an underlying sense of unity in the generative part of these systems despite wide differences in what they are about. This book introduces, defends and develops a novel philosophical approach to the study of the generative mind. Nirmalangshu Mukherji argues for a single, species-specific generative principle that accounts for the human ability to combine symbolic forms without bound in each domain that falls under the generative mind.
Released on 2013Categories PSYCHOLOGY

Language and Action in Cognitive Neuroscience

Language and Action in Cognitive Neuroscience

Author: Yann Coello

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781848720824

Category: PSYCHOLOGY

Page: 357

View: 388

This book collates the most up to date evidence from behavioural, brain imagery and stroke-patient studies, to discuss the ways in which cognitive and neural processes are responsible for language processing. Divided into six sections, the edited volume presents arguments from evolutionist, developmental, behavioural and neurobiological perspectives, all of which point to a strong relationship between action and language. It provides a scientific basis for a new theoretical approach to language evolution, acquisition and use in humans, whilst at the same time assessing current debates on motor system’s contribution to the emergence of language acquisition, perception and production. The chapters have been written by internationally acknowledged researchers from a variety of disciplines, and as such this book will be of great interest to academics, students and professionals in the areas of cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, neuroscience, psycholinguistics and philosophy.
Released on 2020-05-14Categories Literary Criticism

Outside the Anthropological Machine

Outside the Anthropological Machine

Author: Chiara Mengozzi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000075014

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

View: 589

In the midst of the climate crisis and the threat of the sixth extinction, we can no longer claim to be the masters of nature. Rather, we need to unlearn our species’ arrogance for the sake of all animals, human and non-human. Rethinking our being-in-the-world as Homo sapiens, this monograph argues, starts precisely from the way we relate to our closer companion species. The authors gathered here endeavour to find multiple exit strategies from the anthropocentric paradigms that have bound the human and social sciences. Part I investigates the unexplored margins of human history by re-reading historical events, literary texts, and scientific findings from an animal’s perspective, rather than a human’s. Part II explores different forms of human-animal relationships, putting the emphasis on the institutions, spaces, and discourses that frame our interactions with animals. Part III engages with processes of "translation" that aim to render animals’ experience and perception into human words and visual language.
Released on 2014-12-08Categories Psychology

Handbook of Intelligence

Handbook of Intelligence

Author: Sam Goldstein

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781493915620

Category: Psychology

Page: 498

View: 896

Numerous functions, cognitive skills, and behaviors are associated with intelligence, yet decades of research has yielded little consensus on its definition. Emerging from often conflicting studies is the provocative idea that intelligence evolved as an adaptation humans needed to keep up with – and survive in – challenging new environments. The Handbook of Intelligence addresses a broad range of issues relating to our cognitive and linguistic past. It is the first full-length volume to place intelligence in an evolutionary/cultural framework, tracing the development of the human mind, exploring differences between humans and other primates, and addressing human thinking and reasoning about its own intelligence and its uses. The works of pioneering thinkers – from Plato to Darwin, Binet to Piaget, Luria to Weachsler – are referenced to illustrate major events in the evolution of theories of intelligence, leading to the current era of multiple intelligences and special education programs. In addition, it examines evolutionary concepts in areas as diverse as creativity, culture, neurocognition, emotional intelligence, and assessment. Featured topics include: The evolution of the human brain from matter to mind Social competition and the evolution of fluid intelligence Multiple intelligences in the new age of thinking Intelligence as a malleable construct From traditional IQ to second-generation intelligence tests The evolution of intelligence, including implications for educational programming and policy. The Handbook of Intelligence is an essential resource for researchers, graduate students, clinicians, and professionals in developmental psychology; assessment, testing and evaluation; language philosophy; personality and social psychology; sociology; and developmental biology.
Released on 2013-03-07Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

The Bloomsbury Companion to Second Language Acquisition

The Bloomsbury Companion to Second Language Acquisition

Author: Ernesto Macaro

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441136923

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 155

The Bloomsbury Companion to Second Language Acquisition is designed to be the essential one-volume resource for advanced students and academics. It offers a comprehensive reference resource: it features an overview of key topics in SLA as well the key research methods. It then goes on to look at current research areas and new directions in the field by examining key relationships in the field, including the relationship between first and second language acquisition and the relationship between L2 input and L2 output. It is a complete resource for postgraduate students and researchers working within second language acquisition and applied linguistics.
Released on 2021-04-14Categories Social Science

Through the Global Lens

Through the Global Lens

Author: Michael J. Strada

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317342885

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 157

Through the Global Lens uses a global perspective to analyze human affairs. This text looks at each of the six social sciences (sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, psychology, and geography), and uses case studies, feature film analyses, maps, and photos to highlight important historical events and concepts throughout.
Released on 2019-07-17Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Language, Biology and Cognition

Language, Biology and Cognition

Author: Prakash Mondal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030237158

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 241

View: 387

This book examines the relationship between human language and biology in order to determine whether the biological foundations of language can offer deep insights into the nature and form of language and linguistic cognition. Challenging the assumption in biolinguistics and neurolinguistics that natural language and linguistic cognition can be reconciled with neurobiology, the author argues that reducing representation to cognitive systems and cognitive systems to neural populations is reductive, leading to inferences about the cognitive basis of linguistic performance based on assuming (false) dependencies. Instead, he finds that biological implementations of cognitive rather than the biological structures themselves, are the driver behind linguistic structures. In particular, this book argues that the biological roots of language are useful only for an understanding of the emergence of linguistic capacity as a whole, but ultimately irrelevant to understanding the character of language. Offering an antidote to the current thinking embracing ‘biologism’ in linguistic sciences, it will be of interest to readers in linguistics, the cognitive and brain sciences, and the points at which these disciplines converge with the computer sciences.
Released on 2007-06-19Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Roll! Shooting TV News

Roll! Shooting TV News

Author: Rich Underwood

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136033308

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

View: 666

Roll! Shells fly overhead as night-scopes capture deadly fire fights with an eerie green hue, a category 5 hurricane devastates the Big Easy, hidden cameras enter a Cambodian village of brothels and a veteran journalist interviews himself throughout his own brain surgery. Part non-fiction drama, part trade publication, part text book, all woven together giving the reader a look through the viewfinders of the very best television photojournalists. As 19 experts weigh in with their candid, personal stories and photographic tips, it's as if you're over their shoulders, following their intuitions and hearing their thoughts as they shoot. The trade term for what they do is called ENG (Electronic News Gathering) and whether they're called Cameramen, Backpack Journalists, Television Photographers or any other moniker de jour, they're all paid to bring the world's events into living rooms around the world. These are the men and women who capture the bleeding edge of history - as it happens. Written in a smooth, unique interview style, this book is a necessary read for photojournalists, videographers and tv photojournalists.
Released on 2007Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Roll!

Roll!

Author: Rich Underwood

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780240808482

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 395

View: 104

Roll! Shells fly overhead as night-scopes capture deadly fire fights with an eerie green hue, a category 5 hurricane devastates the Big Easy, hidden cameras enter a Cambodian village of brothels and a veteran journalist interviews himself throughout his own brain surgery. Part non-fiction drama, part trade publication, part text book, all woven together giving the reader a look through the viewfinders of the very best television photojournalists. As 19 experts weigh in with their candid, personal stories and photographic tips, it's as if you're over their shoulders, following their intuitions and hearing their thoughts as they shoot. The trade term for what they do is called ENG (Electronic News Gathering) and whether they're called Cameramen, Backpack Journalists, Television Photographers or any other moniker de jour, they're all paid to bring the world's events into living rooms around the world. These are the men and women who capture the bleeding edge of history – as it happens. Written in a smooth, unique interview style, this book is a necessary read for photojournalists, videographers and tv photojournalists. *Interviews with successful, professional TV photojournalists will inspire you *Lively tone conveys rich, practical know-how and peer advice from-the-trenches *Explains video shooting techniques within the context of the broadcast news profession *Loaded with hundreds of interesting photographs
Released on 1994Categories Religion

Rhetoric and Theology

Rhetoric and Theology

Author: Manfred Hoffmann

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015032608328

Category: Religion

Page: 306

View: 706

Hoffmann concentrates on the theological sources of Erasmus's hermeneutic from 1518 to 1535, especially the Ratio verae theologiae, the Ecclesiastes, and the exegesis of Old and New Testament texts, to show how Erasmus attempted to interpret Scripture by way of a rhetorical theology that focuses on the figurative, metaphorical quality of language, with a view to moral and theological reform. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR