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  1. Peter D. Fenves (1993). "Chatter": Language and History in Kierkegaard. Stanford University Press.score: 502.0
    'Chatter' cannot always be taken lightly, for its insignificance and insubstantiality challenge the very notions of substance and significance through which rational discourses seek justification. This book shows that in 'chatter' Kierkegaard uncovered a specifically linguistic mode of negativity. The author examines in detail those writings of Kierkegaard in which he undertook complex negotiations with the threat - and also the promise - of 'chatter', which cuts across the distinctions in which the relation of language to reality - and (...)
     
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  2. Jonathan Rée (1999). I See a Voice: Deafness, Language, and the Senses--A Philosophical History. Metropolitan Books, H. Holt and Co..score: 453.0
    A groundbreaking study of deafness, by a philosopher who combines the scientific erudition of Oliver Sacks with the historical flair of Simon Schama. There is nothing more personal than the human voice, traditionally considered the expression of the innermost self. But what of those who have no voice of their own and cannot hear the voices of others? In this tour de force of historical narrative, Jonathan Ree tells the astonishing story of the deaf, from the sixteenth century to the (...)
     
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  3. Angelo Mazzocco (1993). Linguistic Theories in Dante and the Humanists: Studies of Language and Intellectual History in Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Italy. E.J. Brill.score: 426.0
    This work goes beyond the strict, technical periphery of linguistic enquiry, and becomes a study of intellectual history.
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  4. Talbot J. Taylor (1997). Theorizing Language: Analysis, Normativity, Rhetoric, History. Pergamon.score: 378.0
    Although what language users in different cultures say about their own language has long been recognized as of potential interest, its theoretical importance to the study of language has typically been thought to be no more than peripheral. Theorizing Language is the first book to place the reflexive character of language at the very centre both of its empirical study and of its theoretical explanation. Language can only be explained as a cultural product of (...)
     
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  5. Roy Harris (2003). History, Science, and the Limits of Language: An Integrationist Approach. Indian Institute of Advanced Study.score: 327.0
     
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  6. Roger Chartier (1997). On the Edge of the Cliff: History, Language, and Practices. Johns Hopkins University Press.score: 317.3
    The importance of history has been powerfully reaffirmed in recent years by the appearance of major new authors, pathbreaking works, and fresh interpretations of historical events, trends, and methods. Responding to these developments, Roger Chartier engages several of the most influential writers of cultural history whose works have spread far beyond academic audiences to become part of contemporary cultural argument. Challenging the assertion that history is no more than a "fiction-making operation" Chartier examines the relationships between (...) and fiction and proposes new foundations for establishing history as a specific kind of knowledge. Michel de Certeau's description of Michel Foucault's writings as "on the edge of the cliff," provides Chartier with an image he finds appropriate not only for Foucault but for many other recent historians--including de Certeau. Exploring the relationships between discursive practices and nondiscursive practices, Chartier examines the "heterology" of de Certeau pursues the "chimera of origin" and the causes of the French Revolution in Foucault's work and raises four pertinent questions for the metahistory of Hayden White. He follows the work of Louis Marin into the distinctions between interpreting a painting and interpreting a text. And a trio of essays treats the historical sociology of Norbert Elias and his work on power and civility. Throughout, Chartier keeps his focus on historians who have stressed the relations between the products of discourse and social practices. (shrink)
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  7. Pauline Kleingeld (1993). The Problematic Status of Gender-Neutral Language in the History of Philosophy: The Case of Kant. Philosophical Forum 25:134-150.score: 317.0
    The increasingly common use of inclusive language (e.g., "he or she") in representing past philosophers' views is often inappropriate. Using Immanuel Kant's work as an example, I compare his use of terms such as "human race" and "human being" with his views on women to show that his use of generic terms does not prove that he includes women. I then discuss three different approaches to this issue, found in recent Kant-literature, and show why each of them is insufficient. (...)
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  8. Christian Emden (2005). Nietzsche on Language, Consciousness, and the Body. University of Illinois Press.score: 317.0
    The irreducibility of language : the history of rhetoric in the age of typewriters -- The failures of empiricism : language, science, and the philosophical tradition -- What is a trope? : the discourse of metaphor and the language of the body -- The nervous systems of modern consciousness : metaphor, physiology, and mind -- Interpretation and life : outlines of an anthropology of knowledge.
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  9. Hannah Dawson (2007). Locke, Language, and Early-Modern Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.score: 311.0
    In a powerful and original contribution to the history of ideas, Hannah Dawson explores the intense preoccupation with language in early-modern philosophy, and presents a groundbreaking analysis of John Locke's critique of words. By examining a broad sweep of pedagogical and philosophical material from antiquity to the late seventeenth century, Dr Dawson explains why language caused anxiety in writers such as Montaigne, Bacon, Descartes, Hobbes, Gassendi, Nicole, Pufendorf, Boyle, Malebranche and Locke. Locke, Language and Early-Modern Philosophy (...)
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  10. Geza Kallay (2012). At T-Time, the Inchoative Nick of Time, and Statements About the Past: Time and History in the Analytic Philosophy of Language. Journal of the Philosophy of History 5 (3):322-351.score: 308.0
  11. Siegfried J. Schmidt (2011). Transitions: Language, Literature, Media. Peter Lang.score: 303.0
    Precursors of the linguistic turn: German philosophy of language in the late 19th century -- From text to discourse: a shift towards a pragmatic interpretation of "fictionality" -- Projecting a science of literature: on a theoretical basis for a rational science of literature -- The empirical science of literature ESL: a new paradigm -- From literary communication to literary systems -- Implementations: conventions and literary systems -- Unfinished business: literary history -- Changes in epistemology: media revisited -- Histories (...)
     
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  12. Johannes Bronkhorst (2011). Language and Reality: On an Episode in Indian Thought. Brill.score: 296.0
    Aim of the lectures -- Early Brahmanical literature -- Panini's grammar -- A passage from the Chandogya Upanisad -- The structures of languages -- The Buddhist contribution -- Vaisesika and language -- Verbal knowledge -- The contradictions of Nagarjuna -- The reactions of other thinkers -- Sarvastivada Samkhya -- The Agamasastra of Gaudapada -- Sankara -- Kashmiri Saivism -- Jainism -- Early Vaisesika -- Critiques of the existence of a thing before its arising -- Nyaya -- Mimamsa -- (...)
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  13. Anthony P. R. Howatt & Richard C. Smith (eds.) (1820/2002). Foundations of Foreign Language Teaching: Nineteenth-Century Innovators. Routledge.score: 296.0
    Contents include Language as a Means of Mental Culture and International Communication (1853; 2 vols) by Claude Marcel; The Mastery of Languages, or the Art of Speaking Foreign Tongues Idiomatically (1864) by Thomas Prendergast; Introduction to the Teaching of Living Languages without Grammar or Dictionary (1874) by Lambert Sauveur; and The Art of Teaching and Studying Languages (1880; English translation 1892) by Francois Goiun.
     
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  14. Mark A. Wrathall (2010). Heidegger and Unconcealment: Truth, Language, and History. Cambridge University Press.score: 295.3
    Machine generated contents note: Part I. Truth and Disclosure: 1. Unconcealment; 2. The conditions of truth in Heidegger and Davidson; 3. On the 'existential positivity of our ability to be deceived'; 4. Heidegger on Plato, truth, and unconcealment: the 1931-32 lecture on The Essence of Truth; Part II. Language: 5. Social constraints on conversational content: Heidegger on Rede and Gerede; 6. Conversation, language, saying and showing; 7. The revealed word and world disclosure: Heidegger and Pascal on the phenomenology (...)
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  15. Donald Davidson (2005). Truth, Language and History. Oxford University Press.score: 286.0
    Truth, Language, and History is the much-anticipated final volume of Donald Davidson's philosophical writings. In four groups of essays, Davidson continues to explore the themes that occupied him for more than fifty years: the relations between language and the world; speaker intention and linguistic meaning; language and mind; mind and body; mind and world; mind and other minds. He asks: what is the role of the concept of truth in these explorations? And, can a scientific world (...)
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  16. John R. Cook (2006). Review of Donald Davidson's Truth, Language, and History. [REVIEW] Philosophy in Review (6):399-401.score: 281.3
    Language, Truth, and History is an excellent volume of essays coming from one of the most important philosophers in the last fifty years. It would be of interest to anyone interested in the ways Davidson's philosophy evolved after the publication of the first two volumes, and it is essential reading for anyone working in philosophy of language or philosophy of mind.
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  17. Andreas Bauer, A First-Order Policy Language for History-Based Transaction Monitoring.score: 281.3
    Online trading invariably involves dealings between strangers, so it is important for one party to be able to judge objectively the trustworthiness of the other. In such a setting, the decision to trust a user may sensibly be based on that user’s past behaviour. We introduce a specification language based on linear temporal logic for expressing a policy for categorising the behaviour patterns of a user depending on its transaction history. We also present an algorithm for checking whether (...)
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  18. Andreas Bauer, A First-Order Policy Language for History-Based Transaction Monitoring.score: 281.3
    Online trading invariably involves dealings between strangers, so it is important for one party to be able to judge objectively the trustworthiness of the other. In such a setting, the decision to trust a user may sensibly be based on that user’s past behaviour. We introduce a specification language based on linear temporal logic for expressing a policy for categorising the behaviour patterns of a user depending on its transaction history. We also present an algorithm for checking whether (...)
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  19. David G. Stern (1995). Wittgenstein on Mind and Language. Oxford University Press.score: 278.0
    Drawing on ten years of research on the unpublished Wittgenstein papers, Stern investigates what motivated Wittgenstein's philosophical writing and casts new light on the Tractatus and Philosophical Investigations. The book is an exposition of Wittgenstein's early conception of the nature of representation and how his later revision and criticism of that work led to a radically different way of looking at mind and language. It also explains how the unpublished manuscripts and typescripts were put together and why they often (...)
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  20. Deborah K. W. Modrak (2001). Aristotle's Theory of Language and Meaning. Cambridge University Press.score: 278.0
    This is a book about Aristotle's philosophy of language, interpreted in a framework that provides a comprehensive interpretation of Aristotle's metaphysics, philosophy of mind, epistemology and science. The aims of the book are to explicate the description of meaning contained in De Interpretatione and to show the relevance of that theory of meaning to much of the rest of Arisotle's philosophy. In the process Deborah Modrak reveals how that theory of meaning has been much maligned.
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  21. Stephen Everson (ed.) (1994). Language. Cambridge University Press.score: 278.0
    This third Companion To Ancient Thought is devoted to ancient theories of language. The chapters range over more than eight hundred years of philosophical enquiry, and provide critical analyses of all the principal accounts of how it is that language can have meaning and how we can come to acquire linguistic understanding. The discussions move from the naturalism examined in Plato's Cratylus to the sophisticated theories of the Hellenistic schools and the work of St Augustine. The relations between (...)
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  22. Tom Jones (2005). Pope and Berkeley: The Language of Poetry and Philosophy. Palgrave Macmillan.score: 278.0
    The first study dedicated to the relationship between Alexander Pope and George Berkeley, this book undertakes a comparative reading of their work on the visual environment, economics and providence, challenging current ideas of the relationship between poetry and philosophy in early eighteenth-century Britain. It shows how Berkeley's idea that the phenomenal world is the language of God, learnt through custom and experience, can help to explain some of Pope's conservative sceptical arguments, and also his virtuoso poetic techniques.
     
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  23. Oliver O'Donovan (2009). The Language of Rights and Conceptual History. Journal of Religious Ethics 37 (2):193-207.score: 272.0
    The historical problem about the origins of the language of rights derives its importance from the conceptual problem: of "two fundamentally different ways of thinking about justice," which is basic? Is justice unitary or plural? This in turn opens up a problem about the moral status of human nature. A narrative of the origins of "rights" is an account of how and when a plural concept of justice comes to the fore, and will be based on the occurrence of (...)
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  24. Siobhan Chapman (2008). Language and Empiricism: After the Vienna Circle. Palgrave Macmillan.score: 270.0
    This book compares attitudes to empiricism in language study from mid-twentieth century philosophy of language and from present-day linguistics. It focuses on responses to the logical positivism of the Vienna Circle, particularly in the work of British philosopher J. L. Austin and the much less well-known work of Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess.
     
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  25. Guy Miron (2012). A People Between Languages: Toward a Jewish History of Concepts. Contributions to the History of Concepts 7 (2):1-27.score: 265.0
    The field of modern European Jewish history, as I hope to show, can be of great interest to those who deal with conceptual history in other contexts, just as much as the conceptual historical project may enrich the study of Jewish history. This article illuminates the transformation of the Jewish languages in Eastern Europe-Hebrew and Yiddish-from their complex place in traditional Jewish society to the modern and secular Jewish experience. It presents a few concrete examples for (...)
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  26. Thomas Seifrid (2005). The Word Made Self: Russian Writings on Language, 1860-1930. Cornell University Press.score: 261.0
    This book will have a lasting impact among readers who will be fascinated to discover the richness of this long-suppressed chapter in the history of Russian ...
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  27. Nicholas Denyer (1991). Language, Thought, and Falsehood in Ancient Greek Philosophy. Routledge.score: 260.0
    CONTRASTING PREJUDICES TRUTH AND FALSEHOOD How can one say something false? How can one even think such a thing? Since, for example, all men are mortal, ...
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  28. Michael N. Forster (2011). German Philosophy of Language: From Schlegel to Hegel and Beyond. Oxford University Press.score: 260.0
    This book not only sets the historical record straight but also champions the Herderian tradition for its philosophical depth and breadth.
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  29. Lia Formigari (1988). Language and Experience in 17th-Century British Philosophy. John Benjamins Pub. Co..score: 260.0
    The focus of this volume is the crisis of the traditional view of the relationship between words and things and the emergence of linguistic arbitrarism in 17th ...
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  30. Julian N. Wasserman & Lois Roney (eds.) (1989). Sign, Sentence, Discourse: Language in Medieval Thought and Literature. Syracuse University Press.score: 260.0
    EDITORS' INTRODUCTION B he Vedas tell of a conversation between a young man, Shvetaketu, and his father concerning what the son had learned in his education ...
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  31. Claudia Crawford (1988). The Beginnings of Nietzsche's Theory of Language. Walter De Gruyter.score: 260.0
  32. Hans Aarsleff (1979). The Study of Language in England, 1780-1860. Greenwood Press.score: 260.0
     
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  33. James M. Edie (1987). Merleau-Ponty's Philosophy of Language: Structuralism and Dialectics. University Press of America.score: 260.0
  34. Lia Formigari (1993). Signs, Science, and Politics: Philosophies of Language in Europe, 1700-1830. J. Benjamins.score: 260.0
  35. Andreas Graeser (1999). Issues in the Philosophy of Language, Past and Present: Selected Papers. P. Lang.score: 260.0
  36. Jere Paul Surber (1996). Language and German Idealism: Fichte's Linguistic Philosophy. Humanities Press.score: 260.0
  37. Ladislav Kvasz (2006). The History of Algebra and the Development of the Form of its Language. Philosophia Mathematica 14 (3):287-317.score: 258.0
    This paper offers an epistemological reconstruction of the historical development of algebra from al-Khwrizm, Cardano, and Descartes to <span class='Hi'>Euler</span>, Lagrange, and Galois. In the reconstruction it interprets the algebraic formulas as a symbolic language and analyzes the changes of this language in the course of history. It turns out that the most fundamental epistemological changes in the development of algebra can be interpreted as changes of the pictorial form (in the sense of Wittgenstein's Tractatus) of the (...)
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  38. Ladislav Kvasz (1998). History of Geometry and the Development of the Form of its Language. Synthese 116 (2):141–186.score: 258.0
    The aim of this paper is to introduce Wittgenstein’s concept of the form of a language into geometry and to show how it can be used to achieve a better understanding of the development of geometry, from Desargues, Lobachevsky and Beltrami to Cayley, Klein and Poincaré. Thus this essay can be seen as an attempt to rehabilitate the Picture Theory of Meaning, from the Tractatus. Its basic idea is to use Picture Theory to understand the pictures of geometry. I (...)
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  39. John L. Locke & Barry Bogin (2006). Language and Life History: A New Perspective on the Development and Evolution of Human Language. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (3):259-280.score: 258.0
    It has long been claimed that Homo sapiens is the only species that has language, but only recently has it been recognized that humans also have an unusual pattern of growth and development. Social mammals have two stages of pre-adult development: infancy and juvenility. Humans have two additional prolonged and pronounced life history stages: childhood, an interval of four years extending between infancy and the juvenile period that follows, and adolescence, a stage of about eight years that stretches (...)
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  40. John L. Locke & Barry Bogin (2006). Life History and Language: Selection in Development. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (3):301-311.score: 258.0
    Language, like other human traits, could only have evolved during one or more stages of development. We enlist the theoretical framework of human life history to account for certain aspects of linguistic evolution, with special reference to initial phases in the process. It is hypothesized that selection operated at several developmental stages, the earlier ones producing new behaviors that were reinforced by additional, and possibly more powerful, forms of selection during later stages, especially adolescence and early adulthood. Peer (...)
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  41. Yung Sik Kim (2010). Towards a 'Comparative History of the Foundations of Science': Language and Logic in Traditional China. Annals of Science 56 (4):451-460.score: 258.0
    (1999). Towards a 'Comparative History of the Foundations of Science': Language and Logic in Traditional China. Annals of Science: Vol. 56, No. 4, pp. 451-460.
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  42. Ekaterina Velmezova & Kalevi Kull (2011). Interview with Vyacheslav V. Ivanov About Semiotics, the Languages of the Brain and History of Ideas. Sign Systems Studies 39 (2-4):290-313.score: 258.0
    The interview with one of the founders of the Tartu–Moscow school, semiotician Vyacheslav Vsevolodovich Ivanov (b. 1929) from August 2010, describes V. V. Ivanov’s opinions of several scholars and their work (including Evgenij Polivanov, Mikhail Bakhtin, Andrej Kolmogorov, Nikolaj Marr etc.), his relationships with his father Vsevolod Ivanov, as well as V. V. Ivanov’s views on the past and future of semiotics, with some emphasis on neurosemiotics, zoosemiotics, semiotics of culture, cybernetics, history of linguistics, study and protection of small (...)
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  43. Crispin Sartwell (2000). End of Story: Toward an Annihilation of Language and History. State University of New York Press.score: 254.3
    Argues that the academy's obsession with language, and in particular with narrative, has become a sort of disease.
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  44. Susan Pearson (2013). Speaking Bodies, Speaking Minds: Animals, Language, History. History and Theory 52 (4):91-108.score: 254.0
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  45. Martin Ostwald (2008). Language and History in Ancient Greek Culture. University of Pennsylvania Press.score: 252.3
    Renowned scholar of Ancient Greek Martin Ostwald explains, for a modern audience, the terms by which the ancient Greeks saw and lived their lives—and ...
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  46. Nancy S. Struever (1970). The Language of History in the Renaissance. Princeton, N.J.,Princeton University Press.score: 252.3
  47. E. J. Ashworth (1974). Language and Logic in the Post-Medieval Period. Reidel.score: 252.0
    HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION Although many of the details of the development of logic in the Middle Ages remain to be filled in, it is well known that between ...
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  48. Edward Cell (1971). Language, Existence & God. Nashville,Abingdon Press.score: 252.0
     
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  49. Roy Harris (1980). The Language-Makers. Cornell University Press.score: 252.0
     
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  50. Yuanzhen Huang (2010). Zhongguo Wai Yu Jiao Yu: Li Jie Yu Dui Hua: Sheng Tai Zhe Xue Shi Yu = China's Foreign Language Education:Understanding and Dialogue: From the Perspective of Ecological Philosophy. Fujian Jiao Yu Chu Ban She.score: 252.0
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