Symbolic Worlds: Art, Science, Language, Ritual

Cambridge University Press (1997)
Abstract
Symbolism is a primary characteristic of the mind, deployed and displayed in every aspect of our thought and culture. In this important and broad-ranging book, Israel Scheffler explores the various ways in which the mind functions symbolically. This involves considering not only the world of science and the arts, but also such activities as religious ritual and child's play. The book offers an integrated treatment of ambiguity and metaphor, analyses of play and ritual, and an extended discussion of the relations between scientific symbol systems and reality. What emerges is a picture of the basic symbol-forming character of the mind. In addition to philosophers of art and science, likely readers of this book will include students of linguistics, semiotics, anthropology, religion, and psychology.
Keywords Philosophy of mind  Symbolism  Science Philosophy  Language and languages Philosophy
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy the book $49.95 used (65% off)   $95.00 new (34% off)   $112.21 direct from Amazon (21% off)    Amazon page
Call number BD418.3.S34 1997
ISBN(s) 9780521564250   0521564255
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 11,371
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Citations of this work BETA
Katariina Holma (2009). The Strict Analysis and the Open Discussion. Journal of Philosophy of Education 43 (3):325-338.
Similar books and articles
Analytics

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2009-01-28

Total downloads

20 ( #86,334 of 1,102,878 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

2 ( #183,068 of 1,102,878 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Start a new thread
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.