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

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
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
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jackendoff, Ray
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B105.M4
LC item number
J33 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • 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
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Taal
  • Denken
  • Cognitie
  • Semantiek
  • Meaning (Philosophy)
  • Thought and thinking
Label
A user's guide to thought and meaning, Ray Jackendoff ; with illustrations by Neil Cohn, Bill Griffith, and others
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Pt. 1. Language, words, and meaning -- pt. 2. Consciousness and perception -- pt. 3. Reference and truth -- pt. 4. Rationality and intuition
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 274 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191619663
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)774293840
  • (OCoLC)ocn774293840
Label
A user's guide to thought and meaning, Ray Jackendoff ; with illustrations by Neil Cohn, Bill Griffith, and others
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Pt. 1. Language, words, and meaning -- pt. 2. Consciousness and perception -- pt. 3. Reference and truth -- pt. 4. Rationality and intuition
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 274 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191619663
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)774293840
  • (OCoLC)ocn774293840

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