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Sperber, Dan

Works: 110 works in 504 publications in 8 languages and 7,181 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Translator, Other, ed
Classifications: BF311, 401
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Dan Sperber
Relevance : communication and cognition by Dan Sperber( Book )

110 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors argue than human cognition has a goal: we pay attention only to information which seems to us relevant. To communicate is to claim someone's attention, and hence to imply that the information communicated is relevant. Thus, a single property - relevance is seen as the key to human communication and cognition. A second important feature of the book is its approach to the study of reasoning. It elucidates the role of background or contextual information in spontaneous inference, and shows that non-demonstrative inference processes can be fruitfully analysed as a form of suitably constrained guesswork. It directly challenges recent claims that human central thought processes are likely to remain a mystery for some time to come. Thirdly, the authors offer new insight into language and literature, radically revising current view on the nature and goals of verbal comprehension, and in particular on metaphor, irony, style, speech acts, presupposition and implicature. --from publisher description
Rethinking symbolism by Dan Sperber( Book )

50 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On anthropological knowledge : three essays by Dan Sperber( Book )

28 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in 5 languages and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explaining culture : a naturalistic approach by Dan Sperber( Book )

31 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideas, Dan Sperber argues, may be contagious. They may invade whole populations. In the process, the people, their environment, and the ideas themselves are being transformed. To explain culture is to describe the causes and the effects of this contagion of ideas. This book will be read by all those with an interest in the impact of the cognitive revolution on our understanding of culture.-publisher description
Causal cognition : a multidisciplinary debate by Fondation Fyssen( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding cause-effect relationships is fundamental to the study of cognition. This book presents the developments in the study of causal cognition and discuss their different perspectives. The result is an interdisciplinary debate aimed at the non-specialist
Metarepresentations : a multidisciplinary perspective by Dan Sperber( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume in the Vancouver Studies in Cognitive Science series concerns metarepresentation: the construction and use of representations that represent other representations. Metarepresentations are ubiquitous among human beings, whenever we think or talk about mental states or linguistic acts, or theorize about the mind or language. This volume collects previously unpublished studies on the subject by an interdisciplinary group of contributors, including Daniel Dennett, Alvin Goldman, Keith Lehrer, Leda Cosmides and John Tooby
Experimental pragmatics by Ira A Noveck( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How does our knowledge of the language on one hand, and our knowledge of the world and of the context in which we converse, on the other hand, enable us to understand what we are told, to resolve ambiguities, to appreciate metaphor and irony, to recognise speech acts and to grasp both explicit and implicit content in verbal communication? This book provides the first comprehensive introduction to an exciting new field, in which models of language and meaning are tested and compared using techniques from psycholinguistics. All chapters are written to be accessible even to readers who may be less familiar with pragmatic theory or experimental methods. For students on advanced courses in linguistics, cognitive science, psychology and philosophy with an interest in meaning interactions in verbal communication
Le symbolisme en général by Dan Sperber( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in French and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meaning and relevance by Deirdre Wilson( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When people speak, their words never fully encode what they mean, and the context is always compatible with a variety of interpretations. How can comprehension ever be achieved? Wilson and Sperber argue that comprehension is a process of inference guided by precise xpectations of relevance. What are the relations between the linguistically encoded meanings studied in semantics and the thoughts that humans are capable of entertaining and conveying? How should we analyse literal meaning, approximations, metaphors and ironies? Is the ability to understand speakers' meanings rooted in a more general human ability to understand other minds? How do these abilities interact in evolution and in cognitive development? Meaning and Relevance sets out to answer these and other questions, enriching and updating relevance theory and exploring its implications for linguistics, philosophy, cognitive science and literary studies"--
La Contagion des idées : théorie naturaliste de la culture by Dan Sperber( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in French and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traite un problème essentiel pour la compréhension de notre activité intellectuelle, celui des idées reçues : comment un certain nombre de représentations viennent-elles tapisser notre univers mental, à notre insu et sur le mode de l'évidence, et nous inscrivent dans une culture bien déterminée
Le structuralisme en anthropologie by Dan Sperber( Book )

19 editions published between 1968 and 1983 in French and Undetermined and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Le savoir des anthropologues : trois essais by Dan Sperber( Book )

12 editions published in 1982 in French and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qu'est-ce que le structuralisme ? by Dan Sperber( Book )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in French and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Fonction symbolique : essais d'anthropologie by Michel Izard( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in French and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Des idées qui viennent by Roger-Pol Droit( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in French and English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Quelles idées vont se développer dans les prochaines années? Comment vont-elles modifier notre conception de la pensée? Quel impact peuvent-elles avoir sur notre existence personnelle, notre réalité quotidienne, nos règles de vie? Ces modèles intellectuels qui émergent sont-ils en mesure d'influencer bientôt la politique? Nous avons voulu mettre en perspective les grandes lignes de force de la vie intellectuelle internationale." R.-P.D. et D.S
Über Symbolik by Dan Sperber( Book )

8 editions published in 1975 in German and Undetermined and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The MIT encyclopedia of the cognitive sciences by Robert A Wilson( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Per una teoria del simbolismo : una ricerca antropologica by Dan Sperber( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in Italian and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cartesian linguistics: a chapter in the history of rationalist thought by Noam Chomsky( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 1987 in French and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this original and profound work, Noam Chomsky discusses themes in the study of language and mind since the end of the sixteenth century in order to explain the motivations and methods that underlie his work in linguistics, the science of mind, and even politics. This edition includes a new and specially written introduction by James McGilvray, contextualising the work for the twenty-first century. It has been made more accessible to a larger audience; all the French and German in the original edition has been translated, and the notes and bibliography have been brought up to date. The relationship between the original edition (published in 1966) and contemporary biolinguistic work is also explained. This challenging volume is an important contribution to the study of language and mind, and to the history of these studies since the end of the sixteenth century."--BOOK COVER
Il contagio delle idee : teoria naturalistica della cultura by Dan Sperber( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in Italian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Explaining culture : a naturalistic approach
Alternative Names
Dan Sperber franzsischer Anthropologe

Dan Sperber French academic

Sperber, D.

Sperber, Daniel

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Explaining culture : a naturalistic approachCausal cognition : a multidisciplinary debateMetarepresentations : a multidisciplinary perspectiveExperimental pragmaticsThe MIT encyclopedia of the cognitive sciences