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Language, Mind, and Art : Essays in Appreciation and Analysis, in Honor of Paul Ziff - D. Jamieson

Language, Mind, and Art

Essays in Appreciation and Analysis, in Honor of Paul Ziff

By: D. Jamieson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st October 1994
ISBN: 9780792328100
Number Of Pages: 220

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This volume is a collection of essays in appreciation, analysis and honor of Paul Ziff, one of the leading American philosophers of the post-World War II period. The essays address questions that loomed large in Ziff's own work. Essays by Zeno Vendler, Jay Rosenberg, and Tom Patton address topics in philosophy of language: understanding, misunderstanding, rules, regularities, and proper names. Michael Resnik examines the nature of numbers, Rita Nolan addresses 'mutant predicates' and Peter Alexander discusses microscopes and corpuscles. Douglas C. Long ruminates on Ziff's claim that machines can neither think nor feel. The essays of Dale Jamieson, Bill E. Lawson, Douglas Dempster, and Joseph Ullian address various questions in aesthetics: aesthetic appreciation and morality, expression, the scope of appreciation, and the aesthetics of sport. In the spirit of Ziff, Douglas Stalker criticizes some of the 'mush' that looms large in our intellectual lives. The volume begins with a reminiscence by Paul Benacerraf, and ends with selections from an unpublished volume of plays by Paul Ziff.
This volume should appeal to anyone who is interested in central philosophical problems concerning language, mind, and art, and in particular to those whose work has been influenced by Ziff.

Paul Ziff, 1958-1960: A Reminiscencep. 1
Understanding Misunderstandingp. 9
Rules and Regularities Revisitedp. 23
Proper Names: Possibility and Culturep. 39
Numbers as Structures and as Positions in Structuresp. 55
The Unnaturalness of Gruep. 69
Microscopes and Corpusclesp. 83
Why Machines Can Neither Think Nor Feelp. 101
Ziff on Shooting an Elephantp. 121
Jazz and the African-American Experience: The Expressiveness of African-American Musicp. 131
Anything Contemplatedp. 143
Aesthetics and Baseballp. 159
Rhyme Without Reasonp. 169
Afterword: Selections from A Tripartite Trismusp. 187
The Publications of Paul Ziffp. 199
Notes on Contributorsp. 205
Name Indexp. 209
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ISBN: 9780792328100
ISBN-10: 0792328108
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 31st October 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48