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…  See more details below

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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
Introduction1
Ch. 1The Study of Meaningful Perception as a Foundation for the Study of Autistic Perception23
Ch. 2The Enigma of Autistic Perception63
Ch. 3The Case for Slight Autism97
Ch. 4Autistic Perception and the Meaning of Normalcy123
Ch. 5The Key to Understanding Meaningful Perception and Autistic Perception151
Ch. 6Why We Have a Crisis of Meaning187
Ch. 7Inner Space217
Ch. 8Metascience241
Ch. 9Resolving the Crisis of Meaning267
Endnotes283
References289
Index311

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