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Smith, Barbara Herrnstein

Overview
Works: 36 works in 210 publications in 2 languages and 7,122 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Sonnets  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Lyric poetry  Juvenile works  Portraits  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Other
Classifications: PR2848.A2, 821.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Barbara Herrnstein Smith
Poetic closure : a study of how poems end by Barbara Herrnstein Smith( Book )

31 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Poetic Closure, distinguished literary scholar Barbara Herrnstein Smith explores the provocative question: How do poems end? To answer it, Smith examines numerous individual poems and examples of common poetic forms in order to reveal the relationship between closure and the overall structure and integrity of a poem. First published in 1968, Smith's book remains essential reading in poetic theory. --University of Chicago Press
Scandalous knowledge : science, truth and the human by Barbara Herrnstein Smith( )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new book explores the radical reconceptions of knowledge and science emerging from constructivist epistemology social studies of science and contemporary cognitive science
Natural reflections : human cognition at the nexus of science and religion by Barbara Herrnstein Smith( )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this important and original book, eminent scholar Barbara Herenstein Smith describes, assesses, and reflects upon a set of contemporary intellectual projects involving science, religion, and human cognition. One, which Smith calls "the New Naturalism", is the effort to explain religion on the basis of cognitive science. Another, which she calls "the New Natural Theology", is the attempt to reconcile natural-scientific accounts of the world with traditional religious belief. These two projects, she suggests, are in many ways mirror images -- or "natural reflections"--Of each other. Examing these and related efforts from the perspective of a constructivist-pragmatist epistemology, Smith argues that crucial aspects of belief - religious and other - that remain elusive or invisible under dominant rationalist and computational models are illuminated by views of human cognition that stress its dynamic, embodied, and interactive features. She also demonstrates how constructivist understandings of the formation and stabilization of knowledge - scientific and other - alert us to simularities in the springs of science and religion that are elsewhere seen largely in terms of difference and contrast. In Natural Reflections, Smith develops a sophisticated approach to issues often framed only polemically. Recognizing science and religion as complex, distinct domains of human practice, she also insists on their significant historical connections and cognitive continuities and offers important new modes of engagement with each of them--Jacket
On the margins of discourse : the relation of literature to language by Barbara Herrnstein Smith( Book )

32 editions published between 1968 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This centrally focused collection of articles and lectures examines literary interpretation and the relation of literature to language. The first of the book's three parts introduces the distinction between natural discourse and fictive discourse (verbal structures that function as representatives of natural utterances). It also deals with the relation of utterances to inscriptions and of literary "mimesis" to representation in other art forms. The second part examines the characteristic functions of literature in relation to the social economics of verbal transactions and describes the conditions under which verbal structures acquire value by serving esthetic functions. The final part presents a critique of the claims, methods, and theoretical assumptions of contemporary stylistics and literary structuralism. (Fl)
Contingencies of value : alternative perspectives for critical theory by Barbara Herrnstein Smith( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussions of Shakespeare's sonnets by Barbara Herrnstein Smith( Book )

18 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Politics of liberal education( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Controversy over what role "the great books" should play in college curricula and questions about who defines "the literary canon" are at the forefront of debates in higher education. The Politics of Liberal Education enters this discussion with a sophisticated defense of educational reform in response to attacks by academic traditionalists. The authors here-themselves distinguished scholars and educators-share the belief that American schools, colleges, and universities can do a far better job of educating the nation's increasingly diverse population and that the liberal arts mu
The sonnets by William Shakespeare( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition focuses on the Sonnets as poetry - sometimes strikingly individual poems, but often subtly interlinked in thematic, imagistic and other groupings. Gwynne Evans and Anthony Hecht also address the many questions that cast a veil of mystery over the genesis of the Sonnets: to what extent are they autobiographical? What is the nature of the 'love', strongly expressed, between the 'poet', the 'youth' and the 'Dark Lady'? Can they, apart from the poet, be Identified? Who is the 'rival poet'? When were the Sonnets written and in what order? What were the circumstances surrounding their publication?
Belief and resistance : dynamics of contemporary intellectual controversy by Barbara Herrnstein Smith( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truth, reason, and objectivity - can we survive without them? What happens to law, science, and the pursuit of social justice when such ideas and ideals are rejected? These questions are at the heart of the controversies between traditionalists and "postmodernists" that Barbara Herrnstein Smith examines in her wide-ranging new book, which also offers an original perspective on the perennial - perhaps eternal - clash of belief and skepticism, on our need for intellectual stability and our experience of its inevitable disruption
Mathematics, science, and postclassical theory by Barbara Herrnstein Smith( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goodness & advice by Judith Jarvis Thomson( )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How should we live? What do we owe to other people? In Goodness and Advice, the eminent philosopher Judith Jarvis Thomson explores how we should go about answering such fundamental questions. In doing so, she makes major advances in moral philosophy, pointing to some deep problems for influential moral theories and describing the structure of a new and much more promising theory."--Jacket
The unquiet judge : relativism and legal/political agency by Barbara Herrnstein Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematics by Barbara Herrnstein Smith( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masters and servants : theory in the literary academy by Barbara Herrnstein Smith( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural Reflections( Book )

in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The teaching and study of the liberal arts by Barbara Herrnstein Smith( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pendleton, All Saints [monumental inscriptions] by Barbara Herrnstein Smith( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Value/evaluation by Barbara Herrnstein Smith( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Downham St. Leonard's Church memorial inscriptions by Barbara Herrnstein Smith( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonnets : With an introd. and crit. comm. by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Poetic closure : a study of how poems end
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Scandalous knowledge : science, truth and the humanNatural reflections : human cognition at the nexus of science and religionContingencies of value : alternative perspectives for critical theoryThe Politics of liberal educationBelief and resistance : dynamics of contemporary intellectual controversyMathematics, science, and postclassical theoryGoodness & adviceNatural Reflections
Alternative Names
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Herrnstein, Barbara, 1932-

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Languages
English (184)

Spanish (6)