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    Donald Davidson (1980). Toward a Unified Theory of Meaning and Action. Grazer Philosophische Studien 11:1-12.
    The central propositional attitudes of belief, desire, and meaning are interdependent; it is therefore fruitless to analyse one or two of them in terms of the others. A method is outlined in this paper that yields a theory for interpreting speech, a measure of degree of belief, and a measure of desirability. The method combines in a novel way features of Bayesean decision theory, and a Quinean approach to radical interpretation.
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    Gresham Riley (1971). Review of H. S. Thayer, Meaning and Action: A Critical History of Pragmatism. [REVIEW] Metaphilosophy 2 (2):171–184.
    This is a discussion of Thayer's critical history of pragmatism.
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    A. Martin Byers (1991). Structure, Meaning, Action and Things: The Duality of Material Cultural Mediation. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 21 (1):1–29.
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    May Brodbeck (1963). Meaning and Action. Philosophy of Science 30 (4):309-324.
    This paper examines the current variant of the view that meaningful human actions are not amenable to causal, scientific explanation. Rather, the view examined holds that, understanding the language, we understand the meaning of other people's overt acts by analyzing the concepts appropriately applied to the situation, tracing their logical connections with other mentalistic concepts. A matter of conceptual analysis, our understanding of man is held to be a priori and necessary rather than, as with the natural sciences, a (...)
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  5. D. Canter (1985). Intention, Meaning and Structure: Social Action in its Physical Context. In G. P. Ginsburg, Marylin Brenner & Mario von Cranach (eds.), Discovery Strategies in the Psychology of Action. Academic Press 35--171.
     
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    Gavin D. Flood (2012). The Importance of Religion: Meaning and Action in Our Strange World. Wiley-Blackwell.
    The Importance of Religion reveals the significance of religion in modern times, showing how it provides people with meaning to their lives and helps guide them in their everyday moral choices Provides readers with a new understanding of religion, demonstrating how in its actions, texts and world views religion is enduring and vividly engages with the mystery of the world Offers striking arguments about the relationship of religion to science, art and politics Engagingly written by a highly respected scholar (...)
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    John Deely (2015). Semiosis and ‘Meaning as Use’: The Indispensability and Insufficiency of Subjectivity in the Action of Signs. Sign Systems Studies 43 (1):7.
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  8. H. S. Thayer (1968). Meaning and Action a Critical History of Pragmatism. Bobbs-Merrill.
     
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    Anthony Giddens (1986). Action, Subjectivity, and the Constitution of Meaning. Social Research 53.
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  10. H. S. Thayer (1968). Meaning and Action. Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill.
     
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    Ricardo Sanz, Carlos Hernández & M. G. Sánchez-Escribano (2012). Consciousness, Action Selection, Meaning and Phenomenic Anticipation. International Journal of Machine Consciousness 4 (02):383-399.
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    Lee C. Rice (1969). Meaning and Action: A Critical History of Pragmatism. By H. S. Thayer. Modern Schoolman 47 (1):105-108.
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    M. B. M. (1970). Meaning and Action. Review of Metaphysics 23 (4):750-750.
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  14. H. S. Thayer (1973). Meaning and Action: A Study of American Pragmatism. Indianapolis,Bobbs-Merrill.
     
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    Peter J. Arnold (1979). Agency, Action, and Meaning ‘In’ Movement: An Introduction to Three New Terms. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 6 (1):49-57.
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    John D. Greenwood (1987). Scientific Psychology and Hermeneutical Psychology: Causal Explanation and the Meaning of Human Action. [REVIEW] Human Studies 10 (2):171 - 204.
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    Paul Tibbetts (1972). Meaning and Action. New Scholasticism 46 (2):248-258.
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    Robert J. Roth (1969). Meaning and Action. International Philosophical Quarterly 9 (2):297-299.
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    Lee C. Rice (1974). "Meaning and Action: A Study of American Pragmatism," by H. S. Thayer. Modern Schoolman 51 (4):376-376.
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    Darnell Rucker (1970). Meaning and Action: A Critical History of Pragmatism. Journal of the History of Philosophy 8 (2):241-242.
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  21. Johannes Engelkamp (1992). Word Meaning, Imagery and Action. In Maksim Stamenov (ed.), Current Advances in Semantic Theory. J. Benjamins Pub. Co. 73--129.
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    B. M. M. (1970). Meaning and Action: A Critical History of Pragmatism. [REVIEW] Review of Metaphysics 23 (4):750-750.
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    Hugo Meynell (2014). The Importance of Religion: Meaning and Action in Our Strange World. By Gavin Flood. Pp. Xvi, 249, Chichester, Sussex, Wiley‐Blackwell, 2012, $21.08. [REVIEW] Heythrop Journal 55 (2):325-326.
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    Wolfe Mays (1969). Meaning and Action: A Critical History of Pragmatism. Philosophical Books 10 (2):1-4.
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    T. A. Goudge (1969). Meaning and Action: A Critical History of Pragmatism. By H. S. Thayer. Indianapolis & New York, The Bobbs-Merrill Co. 1968. Pp. Xx + 572. $10. [REVIEW] Dialogue 8 (3):508-510.
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  26. Eric Dowling (1995). Love, Passion, Action: The Meaning of Love and its Place in Life. Australian Scholarly Pub..
     
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  27. Júlio Flávio de Figueiredo Fernandes, Mauro Giffoni Carvalho & Edson Nascimento Campos (2012). Vygotsky and Bakhtin: The Educational Action as a Dialogic Project of Meaning Production. Bakhtiniana 7 (2):95 - 108.
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  28. Mark Johnson (2012). Action, Embodied Meaning, and Thought. In Jay Schulkin (ed.), New Directions in Philosophy and Cognitive Science: Adaptation and Cephalic Expression. Palgrave Macmillan
     
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  29. George J. Stack (1982). Meaning and social action. Filosofia Oggi 5 (1):51-63.
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  30. Sherman M. Stanag (1976). Meaning and Value: Human Action and Matrices of Relevance in Philosophies of Education. Educational Theory 26 (1):53-71.
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  31. H. S. Thayer (1982). Meaning and Action: A Critical History of Pragmatism, Second Edition. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 18 (3):255-265.
     
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  32. Ladislav Valach, Mario von Cranach & Urs Kalbermatten (1988). Social Meaning in the Observation of Goal Directed Action. Semiotica 71 (3-4):243-260.
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    Marjolein Lips-Wiersma & Lani Morris (2009). Discriminating Between 'Meaningful Work' and the 'Management of Meaning'. Journal of Business Ethics 88 (3):491 - 511.
    The interest in meaningful work has significantly increased over the last two decades. Much of␣the associated managerial research has focused on researching ways to ‹provide and manage meaning’ through leadership or organizational culture. This stands in sharp contrast with the literature of the humanities which suggests that meaningfulness does not need to be provided, as the distinct feature of a human being is that␣he or she has an intrinsic ‹will to meaning’. The research that has been done based (...)
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  34. Sergeiy Sandler (2011). Reenactment: An Embodied Cognition Approach to Meaning and Linguistic Content. [REVIEW] Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 11 (4):583-598.
    A central finding in experimental research identified with Embodied Cognition (EC) is that understanding actions involves their embodied simulation, i.e. executing some processes involved in performing these actions. Extending these findings, I argue that reenactment – the overt embodied simulation of actions and practices, including especially communicative actions and practices, within utterances – makes it possible to forge an integrated EC-based account of linguistic meaning. In particular, I argue: (a) that remote entities can be referred to by reenacting actions (...)
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    G. Young (2006). Preserving the Role of Conscious Decision Making in the Initiation of Intentional Action. Journal of Consciousness Studies 13 (3):51-68.
    The aim of this paper is to challenge the claim that the neural activity commonly referred to as 'readiness potential' constitutes evidence for the unconscious initiation of action. Although I accept that such neural activity seriously challenges the commonly held view that one's sense of volition is causally efficacious, I nevertheless contend that much of our everyday engagement with the world is consciously initiated. Thus, a distinction is made between awareness and what the awareness is of: the latter constituting (...)
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    Dale Jacquette (2014). Intentionality in Reference and Action. Topoi 33 (1):255-262.
    This essay asks whether there is a relation between action-serving and meaning-serving intentions. The idea that the intentions involved in meaning and action are nominally designated alike as intentionalities does not guarantee any special logical or conceptual connections between the intentionality of referential thoughts and thought-expressive speech acts with the intentionality of doing. The latter category is typified by overt physical actions in order to communicate by engaging in speech acts, but also includes at the origin (...)
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    Risto Heiskala (2011). The Meaning of Meaning in Sociology. The Achievements and Shortcomings of Alfred Schutz's Phenomenological Sociology. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 41 (3):231-246.
    Phenomenological sociology was founded at the beginning of 1930s by Alfred Schutz. His mundane phenomenology sought to combine impulses drawn from Husserl's transcendental phenomenology and Weber's action theory. It was made famous at the turn of 1960s and 1970s by Garfinkel's ethnomethodology and Berger & Luckmann's social constructionism. This paper deals with the notable accomplishments of Schutz and his followers and then proceeds to a shared shortcoming, which is that the phenomenological approach is unable to understand meaning in (...)
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  38. John R. Searle (1983). Intentionality: An Essay in the Philosophy of Mind. Cambridge University Press.
    John Searle's Speech Acts and Expression and Meaning developed a highly original and influential approach to the study of language. But behind both works lay the assumption that the philosophy of language is in the end a branch of the philosophy of the mind: speech acts are forms of human action and represent just one example of the mind's capacity to relate the human organism to the world. The present book is concerned with (...)
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    Xize Deng (2011). On the Problem of the Meaning of Life in “Chinese Philosophy”. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 6 (4):609-627.
    The goal of “(modern) Chinese Philosophy” established during the period of the May 4th Movement is to reestablish the meaning of life for Chinese people. However, because it takes the approach of interpreting Chinese thinking through a Western lens, thus forming a discourse pattern of “Chinese A is Western B,” which is only capable of manifesting Western culture, “Chinese Philosophy” is made logically impossible as the ideological source from which modern Chinese thinkers could construct the meaning of life. (...)
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    Deng Xize (2011). On the Problem of the Meaning of Life in “Chinese Philosophy”. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 6 (4):609-627.
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  41. Eetu Pikkarainen (2011). The Semiotics of Education: A New Vision in an Old Landscape. Educational Philosophy and Theory 43 (10):1135-1144.
    In this article, I attempt to describe how certain theoretical constructions of semiotics could be applied in educational theoretical work. First I introduce meaning as a basic concept of semiotics, thus also touching on concepts such as action, competence and causality. I am then able to define learning as a change of competences, and also refer to the pedagogical concept of learning i.e. Bildung, which can be roughly defined as valuable human learning. I then take up the problem (...)
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    Marek McGann (2007). Enactive Theorists Do It on Purpose: Toward an Enactive Account of Goals and Goal-Directedness. [REVIEW] Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 6 (4):463-483.
    The enactive approach to cognitive science involves frequent references to “action” without making clear what is intended by the term. In particular, though autopoiesis is seen as a foundation for teleology in the enactive literature, no definition or account is offered of goals which can encompass not just descriptions of biological maintenance, but the range of social and cultural activities in which human beings continually engage. The present paper draws primarily on the work of Juarrero (Dynamics in action. (...)
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  43. E. Daprati, N. Franck, N. Georgieff, Joëlle Proust, Elisabeth Pacherie, J. Dalery & Marc Jeannerod (1997). Looking for the Agent: An Investigation Into Consciousness of Action and Self-Consciousness in Schizophrenic Patients. Cognition 65 (1):71-86.
    The abilities to attribute an action to its proper agent and to understand its meaning when it is produced by someone else are basic aspects of human social communication. Several psychiatric syndromes, such as schizophrenia, seem to lead to a dysfunction of the awareness of one’s own action as well as of recognition of actions performed by other. Such syndromes offer a framework for studying the determinants of agency, the ability to correctly attribute actions to their veridical (...)
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    Jan Straßheim (forthcoming). Type and Spontaneity: Beyond Alfred Schutz’s Theory of the Social World. Human Studies:1-20.
    Alfred Schutz’s theory of the social world, often neglected in philosophy, has the potential to capture the interplay of identity and difference which shapes our action, interaction, and experience in everyday life. Compared to still dominant identity-based models such as that of Jürgen Habermas, who assumes a coordination of meaning built on the idealisation of stable rules, Schutz’s theory is an important step forward. However, his central notion of a “type” runs into a difficulty which requires constructive criticism. (...)
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    Daniel Kirwan Wack (2014). Wittgenstein's Critical Physiognomy. Nordic Wittgenstein Review 3 (1):113-137.
    In saying that meaning is a physiognomy, Wittgenstein invokes a philosophical tradition of critical physiognomy, one that developed in opposition to a scientific physiognomy. The form of a critical physiognomic judgment is one of reasoning that is circular and dynamic, grasping intention, thoughts, and emotions in seeing the expressive movements of bodies in action. In identifying our capacities for meaning with our capacities for physiognomic perception, Wittgenstein develops an understanding of perception and meaning as oriented and (...)
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    Huib M. De Jong & Wouter G. Werner (1998). Continuity and Change in Legal Positivism. Law and Philosophy 17 (3):233-250.
    Institutional theory of law (ITL) reflects both continuity and change of Kelsen's legal positivism. The main alteration results from the way ITL extends Hart's linguistic turn towards ordinary language philosophy (OLP). Hart holds – like Kelsen – that law cannot be reduced to brute fact nor morality, but because of its attempt to reconstruct social practices his theory is more inclusive. By introducing the notion of law as an extra-linguistic institution ITL takes a next step in legal positivism and accounts (...)
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    Peter Jones (2010). You Want a Piece of Me? Paying Your Dues and Getting Your Due in a Distributed World. AI and Society 25 (4):455-464.
    The paper offers a critical reflection, inspired by the insights of integrational linguistics, on the conception of thinking and action within the distributed cognition approach of Edwin Hutchins. Counterposing a fictional account of a mutiny at sea to Hutchins’ observational study of navigation on board the Palau, the paper argues that the ethical fabric of communication and action with its ‘first person’ perspective must not be overlooked in our haste to appeal to ‘culture’ as an alternative to the (...)
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    Ray Buchanan (2012). Meaning, Expression, and Evidence. Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 1 (2):152-157.
    Grice's (1957) analysis of non-natural meaning generated a huge industry, where new analyses were put forward to respond to successively more complex counterexamples. Davis (2003) offers a novel and refreshingly simple analysis of meaning in terms of the expression of belief, where (roughly) an agent expresses the belief that p just in case she performs a publicly observable action with the intention that it be an indication that she occurrently believes that p. I argue that Davis's analysis (...)
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  49. David E. Cooper (2003). Meaning. Routledge.
    Meaning is one of our most central and most ubiquitous concepts. Anything at all may, in suitable contexts, have meaning ascribed to it. In this wide-ranging book, David Cooper departs from the usual focus on linguistic meaning to discuss how works of art, ceremony, social action, bodily gesture, and the purpose of life can all be meaningful. He argues that the notion of meaning is best approached by considering what we accept as explanations of (...) in everyday practice and shows that in these situations we are explaining the appropriate fit of an item - whether a word or an artwork - with something larger than or outside of itself. This fuller account of meaning explores questions of the meaning of meaning and tackles issues such as whether meaning is just a misleading 'folk' term for something more basic, whether there really is meaning at all, and whether we should strive for meaning or let our lives 'just be' rather than mean. By taking the problem of meaning out of the technical philosophy of language and providing a more general account, Cooper is able to offer new insights into the import, function, and status of meaning that will be of interest not only to philosophers of language but to students and philosophers working in areas such as epistemology and metaphysics. (shrink)
     
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    Richard Westerman (forthcoming). Meaning, Memory and Identity: The Western Marxists’ Hermeneutic Subject. Continental Philosophy Review:1-24.
    The concept of the subject is at the core of many social movements that attempt to empower disadvantaged groups by identifying a basic subjectivity underlying and uniting such groups. Though otherwise supportive of such movements, recent continental philosophers and social theorists such as Althusser, Derrida, and Butler have criticized such notions of subjectivity, arguing that they presuppose false and harmful ideas of unity and substantiality as the ‘true’ essence of these groups. In this paper, I propose that one possibility for (...)
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