Wandering Significance: An Essay on Conceptual Behaviour

Wandering Significance: An Essay on Conceptual Behaviour

by Mark Wilson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199269254

ISBN-13: 9780199269259

Pub. Date: 02/16/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Mark Wilson presents a highly original and broad-ranging investigation of the way we get to grips with the world conceptually, and the way that philosophical problems commonly arise from this. He combines traditional philosophical concerns about human conceptual thinking with illuminating data derived from a large variety of fields including physics and applied

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Mark Wilson presents a highly original and broad-ranging investigation of the way we get to grips with the world conceptually, and the way that philosophical problems commonly arise from this. He combines traditional philosophical concerns about human conceptual thinking with illuminating data derived from a large variety of fields including physics and applied mathematics, cognitive psychology, and linguistics. Wandering Significance offers abundant new insights and perspectives for philosophers of language, mind, and science, and will also reward the interest of psychologists, linguists, and anyone curious about the mysterious ways in which useful language obtains its practical applicability.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199269259
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/16/2006
Pages:
690
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Wide Screen
2. Lost Chords
3. Classical Glue
4. Theory Facades
5. The Practical Go of It
6. The Virtues of Cracked Reasoning
7. Linguistic Wayfaring
8. Song of the Master Idea
9. Semantic Mimicry
10. The Critic of Nature and Genius

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