Language in Thought and Action Book

Language in Thought and Action


  • Author : Samuel Ichiyé Hayakawa
  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112010449202

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Language in Thought and Action Excerpt :

Examines the role of language and how it shapes human thought, and includes a chapter discussing the content, form, and hidden messages of television.

Coherence in Thought and Action Book
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Coherence in Thought and Action


  • Author : Paul Thagard
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2002-07-26
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 0262700921

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Coherence in Thought and Action Excerpt :

This book is an essay on how people make sense of each other and the world they live in. Making sense is the activity of fitting something puzzling into a coherent pattern of mental representations that include concepts, beliefs, goals, and actions. Paul Thagard proposes a general theory of coherence as the satisfaction of multiple interacting constraints, and discusses the theory's numerous psychological and philosophical applications. Much of human cognition can be understood in terms of coherence as constraint satisfaction, and many of the central problems of philosophy can be given coherence-based solutions. Thagard shows how coherence can help to unify psychology and philosophy, particularly when addressing questions of epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, politics, and aesthetics. He also shows how coherence can integrate cognition and emotion.

Wittgenstein and Davidson on Language  Thought  and Action Book

Wittgenstein and Davidson on Language Thought and Action


  • Author : Claudine Verheggen
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-05
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107093768

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Wittgenstein and Davidson on Language Thought and Action Excerpt :

The first book-length comparative study of Wittgenstein's and Davidson's philosophies, exploring their similarities and demonstrating their continuing relevance to modern debates.

Contemporary Curriculum Book

Contemporary Curriculum


  • Author : John D. McNeil
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2014-11-17
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118916513

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Contemporary Curriculum Excerpt :

The Eighth Edition of Contemporary Curriculum: In Thought and Action prepares readers to participate in the discussion of curriculum control and other matters important to K-12 and university educators. The text highlights major philosophies and principles, examines conflicting conceptions of curriculum, and provides the intellectual and technical tools educators and administrators need for constructing and implementing curriculum.

Mind in Motion Book

Mind in Motion


  • Author : Barbara Tversky
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2019-05-21
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465093076

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Mind in Motion Excerpt :

An eminent psychologist offers a major new theory of human cognition: movement, not language, is the foundation of thought When we try to think about how we think, we can't help but think of words. Indeed, some have called language the stuff of thought. But pictures are remembered far better than words, and describing faces, scenes, and events defies words. Anytime you take a shortcut or play chess or basketball or rearrange your furniture in your mind, you've done something remarkable: abstract thinking without words. In Mind in Motion, psychologist Barbara Tversky shows that spatial cognition isn't just a peripheral aspect of thought, but its very foundation, enabling us to draw meaning from our bodies and their actions in the world. Our actions in real space get turned into mental actions on thought, often spouting spontaneously from our bodies as gestures. Spatial thinking underlies creating and using maps, assembling furniture, devising football strategies, designing airports, understanding the flow of people, traffic, water, and ideas. Spatial thinking even underlies the structure and meaning of language: why we say we push ideas forward or tear them apart, why we're feeling up or have grown far apart. Like Thinking, Fast and Slow before it, Mind in Motion gives us a new way to think about how--and where--thinking takes place.

Concepts in Thought  Action  and Emotion Book

Concepts in Thought Action and Emotion


  • Author : Christoph Demmerling
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-12-30
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429850066

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Concepts in Thought Action and Emotion Excerpt :

In recent years, the idea of a concept has become increasingly central to different areas of philosophy. This collection of original essays presents philosophical perspectives on the link between concepts and language, concepts and experience, concepts and know-how, and concepts and emotion. The essays span a variety of interrelated philosophical domains ranging from epistemology, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, philosophy of action, and the philosophy of emotions. Among the central questions addressed by the contributors are: What are concepts? What is nonconceptual content? Does perceptual experience have conceptual content? Is conceptual thought language dependent? How do we form new concepts? Does practical knowledge have propositional content? Is practical understanding conceptual (without being propositional)? Do emotions have a representational content and if so, is the representational content conceptual? Concepts in Thought, Action, and Emotion advances current debates about concepts and will interest scholars across a broad range of philosophical disciplines.

Thought in Action Book
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Thought in Action


  • Author : Barbara Gail Montero
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199596775

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Thought in Action Excerpt :

How does thinking affect doing? There is a widely held view--both in academia and in the popular press--that thinking about what you are doing, as you are doing it, hinders performance. Once you have acquired the ability to putt a golf ball, play an arpeggio on the piano, or parallel-park, it is believed that reflecting on your actions leads to inaccuracies, blunders, and sometimes even utter paralysis. Experts, accordingly, don't need to try to do it; they just do it. But is this true? After exploring some of the contemporary and historical manifestations of the idea that highly accomplished skills are automatic and effortless, Barbara Gail Montero develops a theory of expertise that emphasizes the role of the conscious mind in expert action. Along the way, she dispels various mythical accounts of experts who proceed without any understanding of what guides their action and analyzes research in both philosophy and psychology that is taken to show that conscious control impedes well practiced skills. She also explores real-life examples of optimal performance--culled from sports, the performing arts, chess, nursing, medicine, the military and elsewhere--and draws from psychology, neuroscience, and literature to create a picture of expertise according to which expert action generally is and ought to be thoughtful, effortful, and reflective.

Social Foundations of Thought and Action Book
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Social Foundations of Thought and Action


  • Author : Albert Bandura
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 617
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015046970409

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Social Foundations of Thought and Action Excerpt :

Models of human nature and causality; Observational learning; Enactivelearning; Social diffusion and innovation; Predictive knowledge and forethought; Incentive motivators; Vicarious motivators; Self-regulatory mechanisms; Self-efficacy; Cognitive regulators.

Life and Action Book

Life and Action


  • Author : Michael Thompson
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-05
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0674033965

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Life and Action Excerpt :

Any sound practical philosophy must be clear on practical concepts—concepts, in particular, of life, action, and practice. This clarity is Michael Thompson’s aim in his ambitious work. In Thompson’s view, failure to comprehend the structures of thought and judgment expressed in these concepts has disfigured modern moral philosophy, rendering it incapable of addressing the larger questions that should be its focus.

Thought and Action Book

Thought and Action


  • Author : Stuart Hampshire
  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Release Date : 1967-08-15
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN 10 : 0670002097

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Working Memory  Thought  and Action Book

Working Memory Thought and Action


  • Author : Alan Baddeley
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2007-03-15
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191004964

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Working Memory Thought and Action Excerpt :

'Working Memory, Thought, and Action' is the magnum opus of one of the most influential cognitive psychologists of the past 50 years. This new volume on the model he created (with Graham Hitch) discusses the developments that have occurred within the model in the past twenty years, and places it within a broader context. Working memory is a temporary storage system that underpins our capacity for coherent thought. Some 30 years ago, Baddeley and Hitch proposed a way of thinking about working memory that has proved to be both valuable and influential in its application to practical problems. This book updates the theory, discussing both the evidence in its favour, and alternative approaches. In addition, it discusses the implications of the model for understanding social and emotional behaviour, concluding with an attempt to place working memory in a broader biological and philosophical context. Inside are chapters on the phonological loop, the visuo-spatial sketchpad, the central executive and the episodic buffer. There are also chapters on the relevance to working memory of studies of the recency effect, of work based on individual differences, and of neuroimaging research. The broader implications of the concept of working memory are discussed in the chapters on social psychology, anxiety, depression, consciousness and on the control of action. Finally, Baddeley discusses the relevance of a concept of working memory to the classic problems of consciousness and free will. This new volume from one of the pioneers in memory research will doubtless emulate the success of its predecessor, and be a major publication within the psychological literature.

Logic  Thought and Action Book

Logic Thought and Action


  • Author : Daniel Vanderveken
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2006-03-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9781402031670

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Logic Thought and Action Excerpt :

This second volume in the series Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science brings a pragmatic perspective to the discussion of the unity of science. Contemporary philosophy and cognitive science increasingly acknowledge the systematic interrelation of language, thought and action. The principal function of language is to enable speakers to communicate their intentions to others, to respond flexibly in a social context and to act cooperatively in the world. This book will contribute to our understanding of this dynamic process by clearly presenting and discussing the most important hypotheses, issues and theories in philosophical and logical study of language, thought and action. Among the fundamental issues discussed are the rationality and freedom of agents, theoretical and practical reasoning, individual and collective attitudes and actions, the nature of cooperation and communication, the construction and conditions of adequacy of scientific theories, propositional contents and their truth conditions, illocutionary force, time, aspect and presupposition in meaning, speech acts within dialogue, the dialogical approach to logic and the structure of dialogues and other language games, as well as formal methods needed in logic or artificial intelligence to account for choice, paradoxes, uncertainty and imprecision. This volume contains major contributions by leading logicians, analytic philosophers, linguists and computer scientists. It will be of interest to graduate students and researchers from philosophy, logic, linguistics, cognitive science and artificial intelligence. There is no comparable survey in the existing literature.

Planned Behavior Book

Planned Behavior


  • Author : Mason Gross
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 143
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351499569

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Psychologists regard the relationship between attitudes and behavior as a key to understanding human behavior. Here leading researchers discuss basic and applied issues relating to how human thought translates into action. The contributors focus on the theory of planned behavior, a model of attitude-behavior relations that takes into account not just attitudes, but also the influence of significant others around us, issues of personal agency, and motivation. The book begins with an overview of the theory of planned behavior, from the initial impetus to better understand attitude-behavior relations, through the theory of reasoned action, to the theory of planned behavior. Among the applied issues discussed in subsequent chapters are using the model to predict homeless persons' use of services, understanding the motivation underpinning suicide in an at-risk sample, and experimentally manipulating antecedents of risky driving behavior. More methodologically oriented chapters explore how the theory of planned behavior may be developed in the future. Several chapters discuss the potential integration of the theory of planned behavior with social identity theory and goal theory; other chapters discuss the key components of the theory of planned behavior and whether the theory might usefully be extended with the concept of descriptive norms. This book considers a full spectrum of important developments that enhance our understanding of the theory of planned behavior and efforts to extend it. From applications to new avenues for research, the chapters that make up this book address important issues surrounding theoretical and practical approaches to addressing problems in attitude-behavior research.

Sufi Thought and Action Book
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Sufi Thought and Action


  • Author : Idries Shah
  • Publisher : Octagon Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 9780863040511

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Sufi Thought and Action Excerpt :

This book is an anthology of the extraordinary diversity of Sufi ideas and activities in many countries and cultures today. Nothing approaching this kind of survey has ever been assembled. In addition to first-hand accounts of Sufi learning methods, subjects covered include the Sufi meeting place, avoiding imitators, Sufi work enterprises, the idea of organic enterprises, entry into a Sufi group, the Sufi Adept and the projection of mind, extra-sensory perception, what the Sufis do not want us to know, and more.

Choose the Right Word Book
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Choose the Right Word


  • Author : S. I. Hayakawa
  • Publisher : Collins Reference
  • Release Date : 1994-04-22
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 0062731319

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Choose the Right Word Excerpt :

This unique blend of thesaurus, dictionary, and manual of English usage defines, compares, and contrasts words of similar but not identical meaning--such as "infer" and "imply". More than 6,000 synonyms are included.