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Language & human understanding : the roots of creativity in speech and thought

Author: David Braine
Publisher: Washington D.C. : The Catholic University of America Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Human speech and writing reveal our powers both to generalize and to criticize our own procedures. For this we must use words non-mechanically and with a freedom without definite limits, but still allowing mutual intelligibility. Such powers cannot be simulated by any possible physical mechanism, and this shows that human beings in our acts of judgment and understanding transcend the body. Philosopher, psychologist  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Braine
ISBN: 9780813221748 0813221749
OCLC Number: 841187539
Description: xv, 797 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Words and Their Dynamism in the Expression of Meaning --
The Shape of the Psychology Required for Explaining the Learning and Use of Language --
Rewriting the Philosophy of Grammar and Restoring Unity to the Theory of Language.
Other Titles: Language and human understanding
Responsibility: David Braine.

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Philosopher, psychologist and linguist are all concerned with natural language. Accordingly, in seeking a unified view, David Braine draws on insights from all these fields, sifting through the  Read more...

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