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A user's guide to thought and meaning, Ray Jackendoff ; with illustrations by Neil Cohn, Bill Griffith, and others

Label
A user's guide to thought and meaning
Title
A user's guide to thought and meaning
Statement of responsibility
Ray Jackendoff ; with illustrations by Neil Cohn, Bill Griffith, and others
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A User's Guide to Thought and Meaning is Jackendoff's most important book since his groundbreaking Foundations of Language. Written with an informality that belies the originality of its insights, it presents a radical new account of the relation between language, meaning, rationality, perception, consciousness, and thought, and, extraordinarily, does this in terms a non-specialist will grasp with ease. Jackendoff starts out by looking at languages and what the meanings of words and sentences actually do. Finding meanings to be more adaptive and complicated than they're commonly given credit for, he is led to some basic questions: how do we perceive and act in the world? How do we talk about it? And how can the collection of neurons in the brain give rise to conscious experience? He shows that the organization of language, thought, and perception does not look much like the way we experience things, and that only a small part of what the brain does is conscious. He concludes that thought and meaning must be almost completely unconscious. What we experience as rational conscious thought--which we prize as setting us apart from the animals--in fact rides on a foundation of unconscious intuition. Rationality amounts to intuition enhanced by language."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jackendoff, Ray
Dewey number
153
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B105.M4
LC item number
J33 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cohn, Neil
  • Griffith, Bill
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Meaning (Philosophy)
  • Thought and thinking
  • Meaning (Philosophy)
  • Thought and thinking
  • Kognition
  • Semantik
  • Sprache
  • Språkpsykologi
  • Mening (filosofi)
  • Tänkande
  • Kognition
Label
A user's guide to thought and meaning, Ray Jackendoff ; with illustrations by Neil Cohn, Bill Griffith, and others
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in paperback in 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 1. Language, words, and meaning -- pt. 2. Consciousness and perception -- pt. 3. Reference and truth -- pt. 4. Rationality and intuition
  • Why do we need A User's Guide to Thought and Meaning? -- What's a language? -- Perspectives on English -- Perspectives on sunsets, tigers, and puddles -- What's a word? -- What counts as the same word? -- Some uses of mean and meaning -- "Objective" and "subjective" meaning -- What do meanings have to be able to do? -- Meanings can't be visual images -- Word meanings aren't cut and dried (You can't avoid the slippery slope) -- Not all the meaning is in the words -- Meanings, concepts, and thoughts -- Does your language determine your thought? -- What's it like to be thinking? -- Some phenomena that test the Unconscious Meaning Hypothesis -- Conscious and unconscious -- What does "What is consciousness?" mean? -- Three cognitive correlates of conscious thought -- Some prestigious theories of consciousness -- What's it like to see things? -- Two components of thought and meaning -- Seeing something as a fork -- Other modalities of spatial perception -- How do we see the world as "out there"? -- Other "feels" in experience -- How do we use language to talk about the world? -- Mismatching reference in conversation -- What kinds of things can we refer to? (Cognitive metaphysics, lesson 1) -- Referential files for pictures and thoughts -- More cognitive metaphysics : persons -- What's truth? -- Problems for an ordinary perspective on truth -- What's it like to judge a sentence true? -- Noticing something's wrong -- What's it like to be thinking rationally? -- How much rational thinking do we actually do? -- How rational thinking helps -- Some pitfalls of apparently rational thinking -- Chamber music -- Rational thinking as a craft -- Some speculation on science and the arts -- Learning to live with multiple perspectives
Control code
ocn713186725
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 274 pages
Isbn
9780199693207
Lccn
2011277241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
7201147
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199693207
  • (OCoLC)713186725
Label
A user's guide to thought and meaning, Ray Jackendoff ; with illustrations by Neil Cohn, Bill Griffith, and others
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published in paperback in 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 1. Language, words, and meaning -- pt. 2. Consciousness and perception -- pt. 3. Reference and truth -- pt. 4. Rationality and intuition
  • Why do we need A User's Guide to Thought and Meaning? -- What's a language? -- Perspectives on English -- Perspectives on sunsets, tigers, and puddles -- What's a word? -- What counts as the same word? -- Some uses of mean and meaning -- "Objective" and "subjective" meaning -- What do meanings have to be able to do? -- Meanings can't be visual images -- Word meanings aren't cut and dried (You can't avoid the slippery slope) -- Not all the meaning is in the words -- Meanings, concepts, and thoughts -- Does your language determine your thought? -- What's it like to be thinking? -- Some phenomena that test the Unconscious Meaning Hypothesis -- Conscious and unconscious -- What does "What is consciousness?" mean? -- Three cognitive correlates of conscious thought -- Some prestigious theories of consciousness -- What's it like to see things? -- Two components of thought and meaning -- Seeing something as a fork -- Other modalities of spatial perception -- How do we see the world as "out there"? -- Other "feels" in experience -- How do we use language to talk about the world? -- Mismatching reference in conversation -- What kinds of things can we refer to? (Cognitive metaphysics, lesson 1) -- Referential files for pictures and thoughts -- More cognitive metaphysics : persons -- What's truth? -- Problems for an ordinary perspective on truth -- What's it like to judge a sentence true? -- Noticing something's wrong -- What's it like to be thinking rationally? -- How much rational thinking do we actually do? -- How rational thinking helps -- Some pitfalls of apparently rational thinking -- Chamber music -- Rational thinking as a craft -- Some speculation on science and the arts -- Learning to live with multiple perspectives
Control code
ocn713186725
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 274 pages
Isbn
9780199693207
Lccn
2011277241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
7201147
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199693207
  • (OCoLC)713186725

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