I Speak, Therefore I am

Książka
Wysyłka: Niedostępna
Sugerowana cena detaliczna 71,00 PLN
Nasza cena: 69,41 PLN
Oszczędzasz 2%
Dodaj do Schowka
Zaloguj się
Przypomnij hasło
×
×
Darmowa dostawa
Oferujemy szeroki asortyment - ponad 120 tys. produktów
Dysponujemy solidną wiedzą - działamy już 11 lat
Dbamy o wybór najcenniejszych tytułów

Opis: I Speak, Therefore I am - Andrea Moro

There are no men so dull and stupid, not even idiots, as to be incapable of joining together different words, and thereby constructing a declaration by which to make their thoughts understood...On the other hand, there is no other animal, however perfect or happily circumstanced which can do the like.-Descartes Language is more like a snowflake than a giraffe's neck. Its specific properties are determined by laws of nature, they have not developed through the accumulation of historical accidents.-Noam Chomsky In I Speak, Therefore I Am, the Italian linguist and neuroscientist Andrea Moro composes an album of his favorite quotations from the history of linguistics, beginning with the Book of Genesis and the power of naming and concluding with Noam Chomsky's metaphor that language is a snowflake. Moro's seventeen linguistic thoughts and his commentary on them display the humanness of language: our need to name and interpret this world and create imaginary ones, to express and understand ourselves. This book is sure to delight anyone who enjoys the ineffable paradox that is human language. Combining wide learning, sharp insight, and deft style, these enlightening and intriguing vignettes carry us through the ages to reach considerable understanding of the distinctive linguistic capacity that sets humans apart from the rest of the natural world. -- Noam Chomsky, author of What Kind of Creatures Are We? There is much to find appealing in this pocket-size, readable historical panorama of important thinkers who have pondered the nature of language from the ancient Greeks to the present day. Nobody has drawn out the historical links in the story of language science in this way, and most nonspecialists would learn much from Moro's quite original observations. -- Robert C. Berwick, Massachusetts Institute of Technology I Speak, Therefore I Am explores the intriguing connections between linguistics on the one hand and the sciences and philosophy on the other. The book is abundant with entertaining anecdotes of intellectual history that shed light on these connections. Moro plays the role of wise guide, and leads the reader through a remarkable journey. -- Robert Frank, Yale UniversityPreface: Choice, Then Order, Then Chance, Finally Only Light1. God2. Plato3. Aristotle4. Marcus Terentius Varro5. Roger Bacon6. Descartes7. Antoine Arnauld and Claude Lancelot8. Sir William Jones9. Hermann Osthoff and E. Karl Brugmann10. Ferdinand de Saussure11. Bertrand Russell12. Martin Joos13. Roman Jakobson14. Joseph Greenberg15. Eric H. Lenneberg16. Niels Jerne17. Noam ChomskyFinalePostscriptAcknowledgmentsNotesBibliography


Szczegóły: I Speak, Therefore I am - Andrea Moro

Tytuł: I Speak, Therefore I am
Autor: Andrea Moro
Wydawnictwo: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231177412
Rok wydania: 2016
Ilość stron: 96
Oprawa: Miękka
Waga: 0.45 kg


Recenzje: I Speak, Therefore I am - Andrea Moro

Zaloguj się
Przypomnij hasło
×
×

Książka

I Speak, Therefore I am

There are no men so dull and stupid, not even idiots, as to be incapable of joining together different words, and thereby constructing a declaration by which to make their thoughts understood...On the other hand, there is no other animal, however perfect or happily circumstanced which can do the like.-Descartes Language is more like a snowflake than a giraffe's neck. Its specific properties are determined by laws of nature, they have not developed through the accumulation of historical accidents.-Noam Chomsky In I Speak, Therefore I Am, the Italian linguist and neuroscientist Andrea Moro composes an album of his favorite quotations from the history of linguistics, beginning with the Book of Genesis and the power of naming and concluding with Noam Chomsky's metaphor that language is a snowflake. Moro's seventeen linguistic thoughts and his commentary on them display the humanness of language: our need to name and interpret this world and create imaginary ones, to express and understand ourselves. This book is sure to delight anyone who enjoys the ineffable paradox that is human language. Combining wide learning, sharp insight, and deft style, these enlightening and intriguing vignettes carry us through the ages to reach considerable understanding of the distinctive linguistic capacity that sets humans apart from the rest of the natural world. -- Noam Chomsky, author of What Kind of Creatures Are We? There is much to find appealing in this pocket-size, readable historical panorama of important thinkers who have pondered the nature of language from the ancient Greeks to the present day. Nobody has drawn out the historical links in the story of language science in this way, and most nonspecialists would learn much from Moro's quite original observations. -- Robert C. Berwick, Massachusetts Institute of Technology I Speak, Therefore I Am explores the intriguing connections between linguistics on the one hand and the sciences and philosophy on the other. The book is abundant with entertaining anecdotes of intellectual history that shed light on these connections. Moro plays the role of wise guide, and leads the reader through a remarkable journey. -- Robert Frank, Yale UniversityPreface: Choice, Then Order, Then Chance, Finally Only Light1. God2. Plato3. Aristotle4. Marcus Terentius Varro5. Roger Bacon6. Descartes7. Antoine Arnauld and Claude Lancelot8. Sir William Jones9. Hermann Osthoff and E. Karl Brugmann10. Ferdinand de Saussure11. Bertrand Russell12. Martin Joos13. Roman Jakobson14. Joseph Greenberg15. Eric H. Lenneberg16. Niels Jerne17. Noam ChomskyFinalePostscriptAcknowledgmentsNotesBibliography

Powiadom o dostępności
Podaj swój e-mail a zostaniesz poinformowany jak tylko pozycja będzie dostępna.
×
Cena 71,00 PLN
Nasza cena 69,41 PLN
Oszczędzasz 2%
Wysyłka: Niedostępna
Dodaj do Schowka
Zaloguj się
Przypomnij hasło
×
×

Darmowa dostawa

Szczegóły: I Speak, Therefore I am - Andrea Moro

Tytuł: I Speak, Therefore I am
Autor: Andrea Moro
Wydawnictwo: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231177412
Rok wydania: 2016
Ilość stron: 96
Oprawa: Miękka
Waga: 0.45 kg


Recenzje: I Speak, Therefore I am - Andrea Moro

Zaloguj się
Przypomnij hasło
×
×

Klienci, którzy kupili oglądany produkt kupili także:


Zaloguj się
Przypomnij hasło
×
×
Dodane do koszyka
×