Patterns In The Mind: Language And Human Nature

Patterns In The Mind: Language And Human Nature by Ray S. Jackendoff

Patterns In The Mind: Language And Human Nature by Ray S. Jackendoff
English | Mar 8, 1994 | ISBN: 0465054617, 0465054625 | 249 Pages | PDF | 8 MB

What is it about the human mind that accounts for the fact that we can speak and understand a language? Why can’t other creatures do the same? And what does this tell us about the rest of human abilities? Recent dramatic discoveries in linguistics and psychology provide intriguing answers to these age-old mysteries.

When the Word Becomes Flesh: Language and Human Nature  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at April 9, 2016
When the Word Becomes Flesh: Language and Human Nature

When the Word Becomes Flesh: Language and Human Nature (Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents) by Paolo Virno and Giuseppina Mecchia
English | 2015 | ISBN: 1584350946 | 264 pages | PDF | 11 MB
The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the Imagination

The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the Imagination
Language: English | EPUB / MOBI | ISBN-10: 1590300068 | 2004 | 336 pages | 0.5 MB / 0.9 MB

Join Ursula K. Le Guin as she explores a broad array of subjects, ranging from Tolstoy, Twain, and Tolkien to women's shoes, beauty, and family life. With her customary wit, intelligence, and literary craftsmanship, she offers a diverse and highly engaging set of readings. The Wave in the Mind includes some of Le Guin's finest literary criticism, rare autobiographical writings, performance art pieces, and, most centrally, her reflections on the arts of writing and reading.

The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature [repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by FenixN at Aug. 27, 2016
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature [repost]

The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature
Audio CDs in MP3 / English: MP3, 64 kb/s (2 ch) | Duration: 22:42:11 | 2015 | ISBN-10: 1501264338
Size: 623 MB | Genre: Science, Psychology

Our conceptions of human nature affect every aspect of our lives, from the way we raise our children to the political movements we embrace. Yet just as science is bringing us into a golden age of understanding human nature, many people are hostile to the very idea. They fear that discoveries about innate patterns of thinking and feeling may be used to justify inequality, to subvert social change, to dissolve personal responsibility, and to strip life of meaning and purpose.

Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature (Repost)  

Posted by leonardo78 at Dec. 5, 2015
Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature (Repost)

Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature
Publisher: Hill and Wang | 2015 | ISBN: 0809089173 | 304 pages | EPUB + PDF | (0,4 + 1,2) MB

A philosopher makes the case for thinking of works of art as tools for investigating ourselves

In his new book, Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature, the philosopher and cognitive scientist Alva Noë raises a number of profound questions: What is art? Why do we value art as we do? What does art reveal about our nature? Drawing on philosophy, art history, and cognitive science, and …

Natural Law and Human Nature [repost]  

Posted by FenixN at Sept. 16, 2015
Natural Law and Human Nature [repost]

Natural Law and Human Nature
Audio CDs in MP3 / English: MP3, 40 kb/s (1 ch) | Duration: 02:03:16 | ISBN-10: 1565853512 | 2002 | + PDF Guide | 266 MB
Genre: Law, Politics, Sociology

Natural law is the idea that there is an objective moral order, grounded in essential humanity, that holds universal and permanent implications for the ways we should conduct ourselves as free and responsible human beings.
Morality and Human Nature: A New Route to Ethical Theory by Robert Mcshea

Morality and Human Nature: A New Route to Ethical Theory by Robert Mcshea
English | Dec. 6, 1990 | ISBN: 0877227357 | 301 Pages | PDF | 10 MB

Plato asked, "How shall a man live?" In this volume, Robert J. McShea offers an important, serious, and controversial answer to that perennial question. In this inquiry into the origins of human values, the author argues that values are based on emotions rather than on reason.

Reflecting the Mind: Indexicality and Quasi-Indexicality  

Posted by free4magazines at Jan. 21, 2015
Reflecting the Mind: Indexicality and Quasi-Indexicality

Reflecting the Mind: Indexicality and Quasi-Indexicality
Language: English | EPUB / MOBI | ISBN-10: 019927018X | 2004 | 382 pages | 0.5 MB / 1 MB

Eros Corazza presents a fascinating investigation of the role that indexicals (e.g. 'I', 'she', 'this', 'today', 'here') play in our thought. Indexicality is crucial to the understanding of such puzzling issues as the nature of the self, the nature of perception, social interaction, psychological pathologies, and psychological development. Corazza draws on work from philosophy, linguistics, and psychology to illuminate this key aspect of the relation between mind and world. By highlighting how indexical thoughts are irreducible and intrinsically perspectival, Corazza shows how we can depict someone else's indexical thought from a third-person perspective.
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker [Repost]

The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker
Penguin Books; Reprint edition | August 26, 2003 | English | ISBN: 0142003344 | 306 pages | PDF | 4 MB

In The Blank Slate, Steven Pinker, one of the world's leading experts on language and the mind, explores the idea of human nature and its moral, emotional, and political colorings. With characteristic wit, lucidity, and insight, Pinker argues that the dogma that the mind has no innate traits-a doctrine held by many intellectuals during the past century-denies our common humanity and our individual preferences, replaces objective analyses of social problems with feel-good slogans, and…

Dancing Naked in the Mind Field  

Posted by free4magazines at Oct. 11, 2014
Dancing Naked in the Mind Field

Dancing Naked in the Mind Field
Language: English | EPUB / MOBI | ISBN-10: 0679774009 | 2000 | 240 pages | 0.2 MB / 0.3 MB

Here is a multidimensional playland of ideas from the world's most eccentric Nobel-Prize winning scientist. Kary Mullis is legendary for his invention of PCR, which redefined the world of DNA, genetics, and forensic science. He is also a surfer, a veteran of Berkeley in the sixties, and perhaps the only Nobel laureate to describe a possible encounter with aliens. A scientist of boundless curiosity, he refuses to accept any proposition based on secondhand or hearsay evidence, and always looks for the "money trail" when scientists make announcements.