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Dividing reality

Author: Eli Hirsch
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
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Why does our language divide up reality one way rather than another? On what rational basis does our language contain certain kinds of general words rather than others? Hirsch shows that a language can be constructed which describes reality in ways we would find absurdly irrational, for example by classifying normally disparate items under the same general term. The apparent irrationality of the new language does  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hirsch, Eli, 1938-
Dividing reality.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
(DLC) 92036251
(OCoLC)26854367
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eli Hirsch
ISBN: 058535085X 9780585350851 9780195057546 0195057546 1280523808 9781280523809 9786610523801 6610523800
OCLC Number: 47008663
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 247 pages) : illustrations
Responsibility: Eli Hirsch.

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This monograph identifies and explores a philosophical dilemma which the author calls "the division problem". This is defined as the problem of explaining why language divides up reality in one way  Read more...

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Important and challenging, and covers much territory.... Hirsch leads us through the heart of metaphysics, [leaving] his special mark on all the topics he touches. I'd put it on the Metaphysician's Read more...

 
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