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The Symbol Theory / Edition 1
     

The Symbol Theory / Edition 1

by Norbert Elias, Richard Kilmister
 

ISBN-10: 0803984197

ISBN-13: 9780803984196

Pub. Date: 09/06/1991

Publisher: SAGE Publications

In The Symbol Theory, Norbert Elias draws together three central themes. At the first level the book is concerned with symbols in relation to language, knowing and thinking. Secondly, Elias stresses that symbols are also tangible sound-patterns of human communication, made possible by the evolutionary biological precondition of human vocal apparatus. At a third

Overview

In The Symbol Theory, Norbert Elias draws together three central themes. At the first level the book is concerned with symbols in relation to language, knowing and thinking. Secondly, Elias stresses that symbols are also tangible sound-patterns of human communication, made possible by the evolutionary biological precondition of human vocal apparatus. At a third level, the book addresses theoretical issues about the ontological status of knowledge, moving beyond traditional philosophical dualisms such as subject//object and idealism//materialism.

The bulk of The Symbol Theory was published in Vol 6, issues 2, 3 and 4 of Theory, Culture & Society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803984196
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/06/1991
Series:
Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society Series , #9
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to Elias' work - Richard Kilminster
Introduction to The Symbol Theory - Norbert Elias
The Symbol Theory

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