The Meaning of Things

The Meaning of Things
Author : Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 324
Release : 1981-10-30
ISBN 10 : 052128774X
ISBN 13 : 9780521287746
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Meaning of Things Book Description:

The meaning of things is a study of the significance of material possessions in contemporary urban life, and of the ways people carve meaning out of their domestic environment. Drawing on a survey of eighty families in Chicago who were interviewed on the subject of their feelings about common household objects, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Eugene Rochberg-Halton provide a unique perspective on materialism, American culture, and the self. They begin by reviewing what social scientists and philosophers have said about the transactions between people and things. In the model of 'personhood' that the authors develop, goal-directed action and the cultivation of meaning through signs assume central importance. They then relate theoretical issues to the results of their survey. An important finding is the distinction between objects valued for action and those valued for contemplation. The authors compare families who have warm emotional attachments to their homes with those in which a common set of positive meanings is lacking, and interpret the different patterns of involvement. They then trace the cultivation of meaning in case studies of four families. Finally, the authors address what they describe as the current crisis of environmental and material exploitation, and suggest that human capacities for the creation and redirection of meaning offer the only hope for survival. A wide range of scholars - urban and family sociologists, clinical, developmental and environmental psychologists, cultural anthropologists and philosophers, and many general readers - will find this book stimulating and compelling.

The Meaning of Things

The Meaning of Things
Author : A.C. Grayling
Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2011-07-21
ISBN 10 : 9781780221168
ISBN 13 : 1780221169
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Meaning of Things Book Description:

A refreshing distillation of insights into the human condition, by one of the best-known and most popular philosophers in the UK. Thinking about life, what it means and what it holds in store does not have to be a despondent experience, but rather can be enlightening and uplifting. A life truly worth living is one that is informed and considered so a degree of philosophical insight into the inevitabilities of the human condition is inherently important and such an approach will help us to deal with real personal dilemmas. This book is an accessible, lively and thought-provoking series of linked commentaries, based on A. C. Grayling's 'The Last Word' column in the GUARDIAN. Its aim is not to persuade readers to accept one particular philosophical point of view or theory, but to help us consider the wonderful range of insights which can be drawn from an immeasurably rich history of philosophical thought. Concepts covered include courage, love, betrayal, ambition, cruelty, wisdom, passion, beauty and death. This will be a wonderfully stimulating read and act as an invaluable guide as to what is truly important in living life, whether facing success, failure, justice, wrong, love, loss or any of the other profound experience life throws out.

The Meaning of Things

The Meaning of Things
Author : A.C. Grayling
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2011-07-21
ISBN 10 : 9781780221168
ISBN 13 : 1780221169
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Meaning of Things Book Description:

A refreshing distillation of insights into the human condition, by one of the best-known and most popular philosophers in the UK. Thinking about life, what it means and what it holds in store does not have to be a despondent experience, but rather can be enlightening and uplifting. A life truly worth living is one that is informed and considered so a degree of philosophical insight into the inevitabilities of the human condition is inherently important and such an approach will help us to deal with real personal dilemmas. This book is an accessible, lively and thought-provoking series of linked commentaries, based on A. C. Grayling's 'The Last Word' column in the GUARDIAN. Its aim is not to persuade readers to accept one particular philosophical point of view or theory, but to help us consider the wonderful range of insights which can be drawn from an immeasurably rich history of philosophical thought. Concepts covered include courage, love, betrayal, ambition, cruelty, wisdom, passion, beauty and death. This will be a wonderfully stimulating read and act as an invaluable guide as to what is truly important in living life, whether facing success, failure, justice, wrong, love, loss or any of the other profound experience life throws out.

Mobility Meaning and Transformations of Things

Mobility  Meaning and Transformations of Things
Author : Hans Peter Hahn
Publisher : Oxbow Books
Total Pages : 176
Release : 2013-01-31
ISBN 10 : 9781782970842
ISBN 13 : 1782970843
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mobility Meaning and Transformations of Things Book Description:

Things travel around the globe: they are shipped as mass consumer goods, or transported as souvenirs or gifts. There are infinite ways for things to be mobile, not only in the era of globalisation but since the beginning of time, as the earliest traces of long distance trading show. This book investigates the mobility of things from archaeological and anthropological perspectives. Material Objects are characterised by temporal continuity, embodying a prior existence with lingering effects. Yet the material continuity disguises the transformations they may undergo, which only become evident upon closer examination. Objects are in perpetual flux, leaving visible traces of their age, usage, and previous life. While travelling through time, objects also circulate through space, and their spatial mobility alters their meaning and use with respect to new cultural horizons. As objects transform through time and space, so does the value attributed to them. Mapping out itineraries of value in the realm of the material, allows us to grasp the nature of a given social formation through the shape and meaning taken on by its valued 'stuff'. It also provides insights into the nature of materiality, through the value ascribed to objects at a given point in time and space. This edited volume brings together studies of material culture, materiality and value, with regard to the mobility of objects, with the aim of tracing the ways in which societies constitute their valued objects and how the realm of the material reflects upon society.

Steps in Creative Poetry

Steps in Creative Poetry
Author : Clara Augusta Clausen
Publisher :
Total Pages : 88
Release : 1934
ISBN 10 : MINN:31951001576922O
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Steps in Creative Poetry Book Description:

Language Files

Language Files
Author : Ohio State University. Department of Linguistics
Publisher :
Total Pages : 423
Release : 1988
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015016401468
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Language Files Book Description:

"Book Description: Advocate Pub Reynoldsburg, OH 1988. 1st Ptg edition. Softbound Nr Fine. Minimal edgewear, very slight spine crease only. Text is clean throughout."

Elements of Effective Communication

Elements of Effective Communication
Author : Randal S. Chase
Publisher : Plain & Precious Publishing
Total Pages : 398
Release : 2012-12-01
ISBN 10 : 9781937901509
ISBN 13 : 1937901505
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elements of Effective Communication Book Description:

La vida y el ministerio de Jesucristo. Este volumen es el primero de tres sobre el Nuevo Testamento. Abarca la vida de Cristo, desde la selección premortal como el Cordero de Dios a través de Su nacimiento e infancia. Luego seguimos al Maestro durante el primer año de Su ministerio, de como es tentado, bautizado, hace milagros, selecciona a los Doce Apóstoles, y luego enseña con parábolas y en el Sermón de la Montaña durante el segundo año de Su ministerio, Él enseña el sermón del Pan de Vida, se transfigura y otorga las llaves del sacerdocio a los Doce. Termina el segundo año de Su ministerio en Jerusalén, donde se declara a Si mismo la Luz del Mundo, el Hijo de Dios y el Mesías. La cubierta exhibe la imagen clásica de "El Sermón de la Montaña", pintado por Carl Heinrich Bloch en 1890.

Plurality and Continuity

Plurality and Continuity
Author : David A.J. Seargent
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 139
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN 10 : 9789400951310
ISBN 13 : 9400951310
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plurality and Continuity Book Description:

by D. M. Armstrong In the history of the discussion of the problem of universals, G. F. Stout has an honoured, and special. place. For the Nominalist, meaning by that term a philosopher who holds that existence of repeatables - kinds, sorts, type- and the indubitable existence of general terms, is a problem. The Nominalist's opponent, the Realist, escapes the Nominalist's difficulty by postulating universals. He then faces difficulties of his own. Is he to place these universals in a special realm? Or is he to bring them down to earth: perhaps turning them into repeatable properties of particulars (universalia in res), and repeatable relations between universals (universalia inter res)? Whichever solution he opts for, there are well-known difficulties about how particulars stand to these universals. Under these circumstances the Nominalist may make an important con cession to the Realist, a concession which he can make without abandoning his Nominalism. He may concede that metaphysics ought to recognize that particulars have properties (qualities, perhaps) and are related by relations. But, he can maintain, these properties and relations are particulars, not universals. Nor, indeed, is such a position entirely closed to the Realist. A Realist about universals may, and some Realists do, accept particularized properties and relations in addition to universals. As Dr. Seargent shows at the beginning of his book. a doctrine of part icularized properties and relations has led at least a submerged existence from Plato onwards. The special, classical.

Foundations for Soul Care

Foundations for Soul Care
Author : Eric L. Johnson
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Total Pages : 716
Release : 2009-09-20
ISBN 10 : 9780830875276
ISBN 13 : 0830875271
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundations for Soul Care Book Description:

In this groundbreaking work of first-order scholarship, Eric Johnson makes a vitally important contribution to the field of Christian counseling. He first presents a detailed overview and appreciative but critical evaluation of the reigning paradigms in the field of Christian counseling, particularly biblical counseling and integration. Building on their respective strengths, he seeks to move beyond the current impasse in the field and develop a more unified and robustly Christian understanding. Drawing upon the Bible and various Christian intellectual and soul care traditions, and through a Christian reinterpretation of relevant modern psychological theory and research, Johnson proceeds to offer a new framework for the care of souls that is comprehensive in scope, yet flows from a Christian understanding of human beings--what amounts to a distinctly Christian version of psychology. This book is a must-read for any serious Christian teacher, student, or practitioner in the fields of psychology or counseling.