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Read and Download Joseph F. Kess book Ambiguity in Psycholinguistics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAmbiguity in Psycholinguistics. This book was released on 1981-01-01 with total page 130 pages. Book excerpt: The authors present a comprehensive overview of past research in ambiguity in the field of psycholinguistics. Experimental results have often been equivocal in allowing a choice between the single-reading hypothesis and the multiple-reading hypothesis of processing of ambiguous sentences. This text reviews the arguments and experimental results in support of each of these views, and further investigates the contributions of context and thematic constraints in the process of ambiguity resolution. Commentary is also made on the possible hierarchical ordering of difficulty in the treatment of ambiguity, as well as critically related considerations like bias, individual differences, general cognitive strategies for dealing with multiphase representations, and the inherent differences between lexical and syntactic ambiguity.

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Read and Download Brook Ziporyn book Being and Ambiguity in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBeing and Ambiguity. This book was released on 2004 with total page 486 pages. Book excerpt: Being and Ambiguity, while making use of the methods of the Western tradition, proposes a paradigm shift derived from Chinese Buddhism's Tiantai school. Using Tiantai's ?Three Truths,” Ziporyn brings insights to questions of identity, determinacy, contextuality, being, desire, boredom, addiction, love, and truth. By turns rigorously analytic and irreverent, the book offers a meaningful and enjoyable reading experience in comparative philosophy.

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ISBN 13: 9780791475201
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Read and Download Donald A. Crosby book Living with Ambiguity in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLiving with Ambiguity. This book was released on 2009-07-01 with total page 144 pages. Book excerpt: How a religion based on the sacredness of nature deals with the problem of evil.

Download Simone de Beauvoir and the Politics of Ambiguity PDF

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Read and Download Sonia Kruks book Simone de Beauvoir and the Politics of Ambiguity in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSimone de Beauvoir and the Politics of Ambiguity. This book was released on 2012-11-19 with total page pages. Book excerpt: Simone de Beauvoir and the Politics of Ambiguity is the first full-length study of Beauvoir's political thinking. Best known as the author of The Second Sex, Beauvoir also wrote an array of other political and philosophical texts that together, constitute an original contribution to political theory and philosophy. Sonia Kruks here locates Beauvoir in her own intellectual and political context and demonstrates her continuing significance. Beauvoir still speaks, in a unique voice, to many pressing questions concerning politics: the values and dangers of liberal humanism; how oppressed groups become complicit in their own oppression; how social identities are perpetuated; the limits to rationalism; and the place of emotions, such as the desire for revenge, in politics. In discussing such matters Kruks puts Beauvoir's ideas into conversation with those of many contemporary thinkers, including feminist and race theorists, as well as with historical figures in the liberal, Hegelian, and Marxist traditions. Beauvoir's political thinking emerges from her fundamental insights into the ambiguity of human existence. Combining phenomenological descriptions with structural analyses, she focuses on the tensions of human action as both free and constrained. To be human is to be a paradoxical being, at once capable of free choice and yet, because embodied, vulnerable to injury from others. Politics is thus a domain of complexly interwoven, multiple, human interactions that is rife with ambiguity, and where freedom and violence too often closely intertwine. Beauvoir accordingly argues that failure is a necessary part of political action. However, she also insists that, while acknowledging this, we should assume responsibility for the outcomes of what we do.

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ISBN 13: 9780820463766
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Read and Download Craig J. N. De Paulo book Ambiguity in the Western Mind in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAmbiguity in the Western Mind. This book was released on 2005 with total page 268 pages. Book excerpt: Ambiguity in the Western Mind includes a collection of essays by internationally renowned scholars such as John D. Caputo, Camille Paglia, Jaroslav Pelikan and Roland Teske along with a preface by Joseph Margolis, all taking up the question of the significance of ambiguity in Western thought. This engaging topic will be of interest to scholars and students alike from across the disciplines. Tracing the conceptual relevance of ambiguity historically and through some of the great books that have formed Western consciousness, this volume is a major contribution to the contemporary discussion surrounding this controversial notion, especially as a hermeneutical concept for interpreting the classics.

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ISBN 13: 1504054210
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Read and Download Simone de Beauvoir book The Ethics of Ambiguity in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Ethics of Ambiguity. This book was released on 2018-05-08 with total page 99 pages. Book excerpt: From the groundbreaking author of The Second Sex comes a radical argument for ethical responsibility and freedom. In this classic introduction to existentialist thought, French philosopher Simone de Beauvoir’s The Ethics of Ambiguity simultaneously pays homage to and grapples with her French contemporaries, philosophers Jean-Paul Sartre and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, by arguing that the freedoms in existentialism carry with them certain ethical responsibilities. De Beauvoir outlines a series of “ways of being” (the adventurer, the passionate person, the lover, the artist, and the intellectual), each of which overcomes the former’s deficiencies, and therefore can live up to the responsibilities of freedom. Ultimately, de Beauvoir argues that in order to achieve true freedom, one must battle against the choices and activities of those who suppress it. The Ethics of Ambiguity is the book that launched Simone de Beauvoir’s feminist and existential philosophy. It remains a concise yet thorough examination of existence and what it means to be human.

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ISBN 13: 3642784119
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Read and Download Peter Kruse book Ambiguity in Mind and Nature in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAmbiguity in Mind and Nature. This book was released on 2012-12-06 with total page 493 pages. Book excerpt: Ambiguity in Mind and Nature is the result of cognitive multistability, the phenomenon in which an unchanging stimulus, usually visual, gives rise in the subject to an oscillating perceptual interpretation. The vase/face picture is one of the most famous examples. In this book scientists from many disciplines including physics, biology, psychology, maths and computer science, present recent progress in this fascinating area of cognitive science. Using the phenomenon of multistability as a paradigm they seek to understand how meaning originates in the brain as a consequence of cognitive processes. New advances are achieved by applying concepts such as self-organization, chaos theory and complex systems to the latest results of psychological and neurophysical experiments.

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ISBN 13: 160807661X
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Read and Download Krzysztof Kulpa book Signal Processing in Noise Waveform Radar in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSignal Processing in Noise Waveform Radar. This book was released on 2013-07-01 with total page 272 pages. Book excerpt: This book is devoted to the emerging technology of noise waveform radar and its signal processing aspects. It is a new kind of radar, which use noise-like waveform to illuminate the target. The book includes an introduction to basic radar theory, starting from classical pulse radar, signal compression, and wave radar. The book then discusses the properties, difficulties and potential of noise radar systems, primarily for low-power and short-range civil applications. The contribution of modern signal processing techniques to making noise radar practical are emphasized, and application examples are given.

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Read and Download Harald William Fawkner book Amorous Life in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAmorous Life. This book was released on 2007 with total page 122 pages. Book excerpt: AMOROUS LIFE One of the most fascinating explorations of the work of British novelist John Cowper Powys by H.W. Fawkner, one of the foremost commentators of this neglected, completely extraordinary author. EXTRACT Weymouth Sands is a wonderful novel. In a sense it is the foremost work to come from the pen of John Cowper Powys. There is a sense of aesthetic consummation saving the novel from the sprawling excessivenesses of some of its chief creative rivals. A Glastonbury Romance has the same indomitable energy, and even the same type of internal happiness; but it does not have an equal sense of measure, poise, and economy. At the same time, Weymouth Sands is not a curtailing of Powys's genius - in the way that Great Expectations sacrifices Dickens's marvellous capacity for nonsensical digression demonstrated as early as Pickwick Papers. The lack of bulk and the loss of enormity do not prevent Weymouth Sands from asserting itself as mass. Weymouth is not less solid than Glastonbury. The advancing and retreating sea-tides are not conceived on a scale that is more limited than the one utilized as canvas for the grand brushstrokes of history in Owen Glendower. In becoming John Cowper's most aesthetically perfect work, Weymouth Sands has made no sacrifices whatsoever. Here that which is most aesthetic is by the same token that which is most Powysian, most eccentric. For some strange reason, the eccentricity of Weymouth Sands is compatible with the principles of traditional aesthetic form - something which we can say of few other works from the hand of this artist. John Cowper's best fiction and best philosophy is built on the idea - indeed reality - of deliciousness. Deliciousness as such vanishes from the writer's horizon as he progressively slips from the height of his powers into old age. In this sliding, Powys drifts away not only from the astonishing precision of his material hold on the richness of his own life-receptivity but also from the idea of the work of art as a quintessentially Powysian construct. In John Cowper Powys's best works, the idea of the presence of deliciousness is indistinguishable from the idea of the presence of amorous life. By amorous life I basically mean what the narrator means in Weymouth Sands when describes the ideal-erotic affectivity of women like Gipsy May, Marret, and Peg Frampton as "a latent passion to offer up their amorous life as mystics offer up their souls". In this assertion, 'amorous life' and 'soul' are understood as being on a par, as somehow being each other's possible substitutes. In other words, the 'soul' passes imperceptibly into 'amorous life' for a mystic who no longer lives in the ancient world of dogma but in the world as we know it today. In a sense, in fact, 'amorous life' is a refinement of 'soul.'

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ISBN 13: 9811622132
Total Pages : 348 pages
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Read and Download Stephen Keith McGrath book Speaking Management in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSpeaking Management. This book was released on 2021 with total page 348 pages. Book excerpt: This book identifies ten linguistic traps in our everyday language usage and provides philosophical justification for a method of determining internally consistent definitions of groups of related terms that avoid all ten traps. Various examples and applications of this method are given throughout. The book demonstrates how the seemingly straightforward matter of our understandings of the meaning of words can have major implications for the exercise of power. This book illustrates how this insight originated from management research into project governance that found lack of agreement on the definition of that term, as well as on many other important management terms. To resolve this, the impacts of evolution, philosophy and linguistics upon our everyday language usage were investigated. The research documented in this book found that the human tool called language works well for describing physical objects but has difficulty producing a common understanding of the meaning of concepts - a problem not restricted to the management field. That field is simply a microcosm that exposes a much more widespread linguistic usage problem affecting our personal, religious and political lives; one that existed at the time of Plato and Aristotle and has laid hidden for millennia. This book includes a lexicon of 69 commonly used but confused or contested management terms, all developed by applying its definitional method. The terms include governance, power, ethics, leadership and their associated groups of terms. The book explores how disagreement can be resolved using these new clear definitions and extends this into an analysis of who good ethics are good for. It also incorporates a section on "how to speak management and actually know what you are talking about", written in the style of an idiots guide or guide for dummies. This identifies common, everyday circumstances in which lack of agreed definitions cause avoidable confusion and provides the books focus on conflict dissolution rather than on conflict resolution.

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ISBN 13: 9780226092935
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Read and Download Thomas A. Carlson book Indiscretion in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TIndiscretion. This book was released on 1999-02-02 with total page 332 pages. Book excerpt: How can one think and name an inconceivable and ineffable God? Christian mystics have approached the problem by speaking of God using "negative" language—devices such as grammatical negation and the rhetoric of "darkness" or "unknowing"—and their efforts have fascinated contemporary scholars. In this strikingly original work, Thomas A. Carlson reinterprets premodern approaches to God's ineffability and postmodern approaches to the mystery of the human subject in light of one another. The recent interest in mystical theological traditions, Carlson argues, is best understood in relation to contemporary philosophy's emphasis on the idea of human finitude and mortality. Combining both historical research in theology (from Pseudo-Dionysius to Aquinas to Eckhart) and contemporary philosophical analysis (from Hegel and Nietzsche to Heidegger, Derrida, and Marion), Indiscretion will interest philosophers, theologians, and other scholars concerned with the possibilities and limits of language surrounding both God and human subjectivity.

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ISBN 13: 0823254119
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Read and Download Frank Chouraqui book Ambiguity and the Absolute in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAmbiguity and the Absolute. This book was released on 2014 with total page 329 pages. Book excerpt: The book offers the first systematic comparative treatment of the thoughts of Nietzsche and Merleau-Ponty. Through an account of each philosopher's thought as organized around their ambiguous relationship with the concept of truth, the book offers an elucidation of the concept of ambiguity and its dependence on the absolute as one of the determining features of modern thinking.

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ISBN 13: 9789004084179
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Read and Download Th. C. W. Oudemans book Tragic Ambiguity in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTragic Ambiguity. This book was released on 1987 with total page 300 pages. Book excerpt:

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ISBN 13: 9401586322
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Read and Download Douglas Walton book Fallacies Arising from Ambiguity in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFallacies Arising from Ambiguity. This book was released on 2013-03-09 with total page 293 pages. Book excerpt: We are happy to present to the reader the first book of our Applied Logic Series. Walton's book on the fallacies of ambiguity is firmly at the heart of practical reasoning, an important part of applied logic. There is an increasing interest in artifIcial intelligence, philosophy, psychol ogy, software engineering and linguistics, in the analysis and possible mechanisation of human practical reasoning. Continuing the ancient quest that began with Aristotle, computer scientists, logicians, philosophers and linguists are vigorously seeking to deepen our understanding of human reasoning and argumentation. Significant communities of researchers are actively engaged in developing new approaches to logic and argumentation, which are better suited to the urgent needs of today's applications. The author of this book has, over many years, made significant contributions to the detailed analysis of practical reasoning case studies, thus providing solid foundations for new and more applicable formal logical systems. We welcome Doug Walton's new book to our series.

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ISBN 13: 3642580807
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Read and Download Giuseppe Caglioti book The Dynamics of Ambiguity in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Dynamics of Ambiguity. This book was released on 2012-12-06 with total page 170 pages. Book excerpt: A fascinating topic! A fascinating book! Quite often, science and art are considered as the "two cultures" dividing our society into two separate groups. However, important phenomena in science and art have a common root. By using the concept of broken symmetries the author enlightens the similarities between the process of creation of an art work and of a scientific theory, as well as the similarity between the process of perception and measurement. Symmetry is a no-change as the outcome of a change. In order to obtain information, the symmetry of an initially balanced system must be broken. The consequence is ambiguity, the critical point of any dynamical instability. Here the world of physics and emotional and rational spheres match.The dynamics of perception (the transformation leading to a choice) involve well known physical phenomena like symmetry, entropy and others. Many illustrations and a strict ratio between popular inserts and technical chapters make this a scintillating book explaining why sciences and arts have in common the feature of universality.

Download Ambiguous Citizenship in an Age of Global Migration PDF

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ISBN 13: 0748692789
Total Pages : 280 pages
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Read and Download Aoileann Ni Mhurchu book Ambiguous Citizenship in an Age of Global Migration in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAmbiguous Citizenship in an Age of Global Migration. This book was released on 2014-07-15 with total page 280 pages. Book excerpt: Citizenship is widely understood in binary statist terms: inclusion/exclusion, past/present, with the emphasis on how globalization brings such binaries into focus and exacerbates them. This book highlights the limitations of these positions and of current debate, and explores the possibility that citizenship is being reconfigured in contemporary political life beyond binary state oriented categories.

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ISBN 13: 0691228442
Total Pages : 488 pages
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Read and Download Anthony Ossa-Richardson book A History of Ambiguity in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA History of Ambiguity. This book was released on 2021-12-14 with total page 488 pages. Book excerpt: Ever since it was first published in 1930, William Empson’s Seven Types of Ambiguity has been perceived as a milestone in literary criticism—far from being an impediment to communication, ambiguity now seemed an index of poetic richness and expressive power. Little, however, has been written on the broader trajectory of Western thought about ambiguity before Empson; as a result, the nature of his innovation has been poorly understood. A History of Ambiguity remedies this omission. Starting with classical grammar and rhetoric, and moving on to moral theology, law, biblical exegesis, German philosophy, and literary criticism, Anthony Ossa-Richardson explores the many ways in which readers and theorists posited, denied, conceptualised, and argued over the existence of multiple meanings in texts between antiquity and the twentieth century. This process took on a variety of interconnected forms, from the Renaissance delight in the ‘elegance’ of ambiguities in Horace, through the extraordinary Catholic claim that Scripture could contain multiple literal—and not just allegorical—senses, to the theory of dramatic irony developed in the nineteenth century, a theory intertwined with discoveries of the double meanings in Greek tragedy. Such narratives are not merely of antiquarian interest: rather, they provide an insight into the foundations of modern criticism, revealing deep resonances between acts of interpretation in disparate eras and contexts. A History of Ambiguity lays bare the long tradition of efforts to liberate language, and even a poet’s intention, from the strictures of a single meaning.