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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)


Published: 31st October 1994
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This book is a collection of essays in honor of Paul Ziff written by his col­ leagues, students, and friends. Many of the authors address topics that Ziff has discussed in his writings: understanding, rules and regularities, proper names, the feelings of machines, expression, and aesthetic experience. Paul Ziff began his professional career as an artist, went on to study painting with J. M. Hanson at Cornell, and then studied for the Ph. D. in philosophy, also at Cornell, with Max Black. Over the next three decades he produced a series of remarkable papers in philosophy of art, culminating in 1984 with the publica­ tion of Antiaesthetics: An Appreciation of the Cow with the Subtile Nose. In 1960 he published Semantic Analysis, his masterwork in philosophy of lan­ guage. Throughout his career he made important contributions to philosophy of mind in such papers as "The Simplicity of Other Minds" (1965) and "About Behaviourism" (1958). In addition to his work in these areas, his lec­ tures at Harvard on philosophy of religion are an underground classic; and throughout his career he has continued to make art and to search for the meaning of life in the properties of prime numbers. Although his interests are wide and deep, questions about language, art, and mind have dominated his philosophical work, and it is problems in these areas that provide the topics of most of the essays in this volume.

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