product description page

Meaning, Creativity, and the Partial Inscrutability of the Human Mind : Second Edition (Paperback)

Meaning, Creativity, and the Partial Inscrutability of the Human Mind : Second Edition (Paperback) - image 1 of 1
$25.00

about this item

This book criticizes current philosophy of language as having altered its focus without adjusting the needed conceptual tools. It develops a new theory of lexical meaning and a new conception of cognition—humans not as information-processing creatures but as primarily explanation and understanding seeking creatures—with information processing as a secondary, derivative activity. Drawing on these theories of lexical meaning and cognition, Moravcsik argues that the ability of humans to fully comprehend human understanding will always be partial. In this second edition, Moravcsik posits a new theory that emphasizes implicitness and context in communication. In this theory, language is presented as a dynamic system with built-in mechanisms for change and expansion, thus further supporting Moravcsik’s overarching thesis that human understanding will always be incomplete.
Number of Pages: 210.0
Genre: Philosophy
Language: English
Series Title: CSLI Lecture Notes
Book format: Paperback
Pricing Code - MMBV: N
Author: Julius M. Moravcsik
Publisher - MMBV: Univ of Chicago Pr
Street Date: February 15, 2017
TCIN: 51766996
UPC: 9781575864808
Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-7426

guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.