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Meaning.

Author: David E Cooper
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Meaning is one of our most central and most ubiquitous concepts. Anything at all may, in suitable contexts, have meaning ascribed to it. In this wide-ranging book, David Cooper departs from the usual focus on linguistic meaning to discuss how works of art, ceremony, social action, bodily gesture, and the purpose of life can all be meaningful. He argues that the notion of meaning is best approached by considering  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cooper, David E.
Meaning.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David E Cooper
ISBN: 9781317489320 1317489322 1902683757 9781902683751 1902683765 9781902683768
OCLC Number: 898771413
Description: 1 online resource (159 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; 1 Preliminaries; 2 The reach of meaning; 3 Language; 4 Knowledge, meaning and world; 5 Meaning, society and the human sciences; 6 Meaning and the Arts; 7 The meaning of life; References; Index.

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Meaning is one of our most central and most ubiquitous concepts. Anything at all may, in suitable contexts, have meaning ascribed to it. In this wide-ranging book, David Cooper departs from the usual focus on linguistic meaning to discuss how works of art, ceremony, social action, bodily gesture, and the purpose of life can all be meaningful. He argues that the notion of meaning is best approached by considering what we accept as explanations of meaning in everyday practice and shows that in these situations we are explaining the appropriate fit of an item - whether a word or an artwork - with.

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