Search results for 'Meaning and action' (try it on Scholar)

1000+ found
Sort by:
  1. Donald Davidson (1980). Toward a Unified Theory of Meaning and Action. Grazer Philosophische Studien 11:1-12.score: 63.0
    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.
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  2. Gresham Riley (1971). Review of H. S. Thayer, Meaning and Action: A Critical History of Pragmatism. [REVIEW] Metaphilosophy 2 (2):171–184.score: 60.0
    This is a discussion of Thayer's critical history of pragmatism.
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  3. Lucía Amoruso, Carlos Gelormini, Francisco Aboitiz, Miguel Alvarez González, Facundo Manes, Juan F. Cardona & Agustín Ibanez (2013). N400 ERPs for Actions: Building Meaning in Context. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 7.score: 54.0
    Converging neuroscientific evidence suggests the existence of close links between language and sensorimotor cognition. Accordingly, during the comprehension of meaningful actions, our brain would recruit semantic-related operations similar to those associated with the processing of language information. Consistent with this view, electrophysiological findings show that the N400 component, traditionally linked to the semantic processing of linguistic material, can also be elicited by action-related material. This review outlines recent data from N400 studies that examine the understanding of action events. (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  4. Lucia Amoruso, Juan Blas Couto & Agustin Ibanez (2011). Beyond Extrastriate Body Area (EBA) and Fusiform Body Area (FBA): Context Integration in the Meaning of Actions. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 5.score: 48.0
    Beyond Extrastriate Body Area (EBA) and Fusiform Body Area (FBA): Context Integration in the Meaning of Actions.
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  5. Sergeiy Sandler (2011). Reenactment: An Embodied Cognition Approach to Meaning and Linguistic Content. [REVIEW] Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 11 (4):583-598.score: 45.0
    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 (...)
    Direct download (12 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  6. Marjolein Lips-Wiersma & Lani Morris (2009). Discriminating Between 'Meaningful Work' and the 'Management of Meaning'. Journal of Business Ethics 88 (3):491 - 511.score: 45.0
    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 (...)
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  7. 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.score: 45.0
    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 (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  8. G. Young (2006). Preserving the Role of Conscious Decision Making in the Initiation of Intentional Action. Journal of Consciousness Studies 13 (3):51-68.score: 45.0
    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 (...)
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  9. Dale Jacquette (2014). Intentionality in Reference and Action. Topoi 33 (1):255-262.score: 45.0
    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 (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  10. 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.score: 45.0
    No categories
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  11. May Brodbeck (1963). Meaning and Action. Philosophy of Science 30 (4):309-324.score: 42.0
    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 (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  12. Gavin D. Flood (2012). The Importance of Religion: Meaning and Action in Our Strange World. Wiley-Blackwell.score: 42.0
    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 (...)
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  13. Natasha Postle, Roderick Ashton, Ken McFarland & Greig I. De Zubicaray (2013). No Specific Role for the Manual Motor System in Processing the Meanings of Words Related to the Hand. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 7:11-11.score: 39.0
    The present study explored whether semantic and motor systems are functionally interwoven via the use of a dual-task paradigm. According to embodied language accounts that propose an automatic and necessary involvement of the motor system in conceptual processing, concurrent processing of hand-related information should interfere more with hand movements than processing of unrelated body-part (i.e., foot, mouth) information. Across three experiments, 100 right-handed participants performed left- or right-hand tapping movements while repeatedly reading action words related to different body-parts, or (...)
    Direct download (9 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  14. 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.score: 39.0
    No categories
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  15. John R. Searle (1983). Intentionality: An Essay in the Philosophy of Mind. Cambridge University Press.score: 36.0
    John Searle's Speech Acts (1969) and Expression and Meaning (1979) 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 these biologically fundamental (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  16. 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.score: 36.0
    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. (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  17. Huib M. De Jong & Wouter G. Werner (1998). Continuity and Change in Legal Positivism. Law and Philosophy 17 (3):233-250.score: 36.0
    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 (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  18. Anthony Giddens (forthcoming). Action, Subjectivity, and the Constitution of Meaning. Social Research.score: 36.0
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  19. Xize Deng (2011). On the Problem of the Meaning of Life in “Chinese Philosophy”. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 6 (4):609-627.score: 36.0
    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. (...)
    Direct download (9 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  20. Eetu Pikkarainen (2011). The Semiotics of Education: A New Vision in an Old Landscape. Educational Philosophy and Theory 43 (10):1135-1144.score: 36.0
    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 (...)
    Direct download (8 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  21. 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.score: 36.0
  22. Darnell Rucker (1970). Meaning and Action: A Critical History of Pragmatism. Journal of the History of Philosophy 8 (2):241-242.score: 36.0
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  23. John D. Greenwood (1987). Scientific Psychology and Hermeneutical Psychology: Causal Explanation and the Meaning of Human Action. [REVIEW] Human Studies 10 (2):171 - 204.score: 36.0
    No categories
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  24. Johannes Engelkamp (1992). Word Meaning, Imagery and Action. In. In Maksim Stamenov (ed.), Current Advances in Semantic Theory. J. Benjamins Pub. Co.. 73--129.score: 36.0
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  25. 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 (03):508-510.score: 36.0
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  26. 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.score: 36.0
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  27. Daniel Kirwan Wack (2014). Wittgenstein's Critical Physiognomy. Nordic Wittgenstein Review 3 (1):113-137.score: 36.0
    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 (...)
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  28. 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.score: 36.0
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  29. Wolfe Mays (1969). Meaning and Action: A Critical History of Pragmatism. Philosophical Books 10 (2):1-4.score: 36.0
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  30. Steven L. Small Michael Andric (2012). Gesture's Neural Language. Frontiers in Psychology 3.score: 36.0
    When people talk to each other, they often make arm and hand movements that accompany what they say. These manual movements, called “co-speech gestures,” can convey meaning by way of their interaction with the oral message. Another class of manual gestures, called “emblematic gestures” or “emblems,” also convey meaning, but in contrast to co-speech gestures, they can do so directly and independent of speech. There is currently significant interest in the behavioral and biological relationships between action and (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  31. Paul Tibbetts (1972). Meaning and Action. New Scholasticism 46 (2):248-258.score: 36.0
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  32. Patric Bach, Debra Griffiths, Matthias Weigelt & Steven P. Tipper (2010). Gesturing Meaning: Non-Action Words Activate the Motor System. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 4.score: 36.0
  33. Eric Dowling (1995). Love, Passion, Action: The Meaning of Love and its Place in Life. Australian Scholarly Pub..score: 36.0
  34. 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.score: 36.0
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  35. 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.score: 36.0
    No categories
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  36. 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.score: 36.0
    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 (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  37. Ann Kibbey (forthcoming). CS Peirce and DW Griffith: Parallel Action, Prejudice, and Indexical Meaning. Semiotics.score: 36.0
    No categories
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  38. M. B. M. (1970). Meaning and Action. Review of Metaphysics 23 (4):750-750.score: 36.0
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  39. Lee C. Rice (1969). Meaning and Action: A Critical History of Pragmatism. By H. S. Thayer. The Modern Schoolman 47 (1):105-108.score: 36.0
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  40. Lee C. Rice (1974). "Meaning and Action: A Study of American Pragmatism," by H. S. Thayer. The Modern Schoolman 51 (4):376-376.score: 36.0
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  41. Robert J. Roth (1969). Meaning and Action. International Philosophical Quarterly 9 (2):297-299.score: 36.0
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  42. George J. Stack (1982). Meaning and social action. Filosofia Oggi 5 (1):51-63.score: 36.0
    No categories
    Translate to English
    | Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  43. Sherman M. Stanag (1976). Meaning and Value: Human Action and Matrices of Relevance in Philosophies of Education. Educational Theory 26 (1):53-71.score: 36.0
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  44. H. S. Thayer (1973). Meaning and Action: A Study of American Pragmatism. Indianapolis,Bobbs-Merrill.score: 36.0
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  45. H. S. Thayer (1968). Meaning and Action. Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill.score: 36.0
    No categories
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  46. Ladislav Valach, Mario von Cranach & Urs Kalbermatten (1988). Social Meaning in the Observation of Goal Directed Action. Semiotica 71 (3-4):243-260.score: 36.0
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  47. Deng Xize (2011). On the Problem of the Meaning of Life in “Chinese Philosophy”. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 6 (4):609-627.score: 33.0
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  48. 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.score: 27.0
    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 (...)
    Direct download (9 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  49. Neil Van Leeuwen (forthcoming). The Meanings of "Imagine" Part II: Attitude and Action. Philosophy Compass.score: 27.0
    I investigate, in Part II, different approaches to the question of what makes imagining different from belief. I find that the sentiment-based approach of David Hume falls short, as does the teleological approach, once advocated by David Velleman. I then consider whether the inferential properties of beliefs and imaginings differ. Beliefs, I claim, exhibit an anti-symmetric inferential governance over imaginings: they are the background that makes inference from one imagining to the other possible; the reverse is not true, and this (...)
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  50. Urszula M. Żegleń (ed.) (1999). Donald Davidson: Truth, Meaning, and Knowledge. Routledge.score: 27.0
    Donald Davidson has made enormous contributions to the philosophy of action, epistemology, semantics and philosophy of mind and today is recognized as one of the most important analytical philosophers of the late twentieth century. Donald Davidson: Truth, Meaning and Knowledge addresses several issues including Davidson's writings on epistemology and theory of language with their implications of ontology and philosophy of mind and his advances in the philosophy of mind in relation to the views of Williard V. Quine, John (...)
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
1 — 50 / 1000