Autism and the Crisis of Meaning

Autism and the Crisis of Meaning

by Alexander Durig
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791428141

ISBN-13: 9780791428146

Pub. Date: 02/28/1996

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Autism and the Crisis of Meaning presents a systematic way of understanding the logic of meaningful perception in everyday life. Working from concepts of formal logic and logical inference, the author suggests that informal logics of social inferencing may address part of the way we organize our perceptions in social life. By discussing the way our social inferencing

Overview

Autism and the Crisis of Meaning presents a systematic way of understanding the logic of meaningful perception in everyday life. Working from concepts of formal logic and logical inference, the author suggests that informal logics of social inferencing may address part of the way we organize our perceptions in social life. By discussing the way our social inferencing reflects inductive, deductive, and abductive logics, the social inferencing theory of meaningful perception is shown to entail a theory of autistic perception.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791428146
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
02/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. The Study of Meaningful Perception As a Foundation for the Study of Autistic Perception

2. The Enigma of Autistic Perception

3. The Case for Slight Autism

4. Autistic Perception and the Meaning of Normalcy

5. The Key to Understanding Meaningful Perception and Autistic Perception

6. Why We Have a Crisis of Meaning

7. Inner Space

8. Metascience

9. Resolving the Crisis of Meaning

Endnotes

References

Index

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