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Author : Sophia Vasalou
ISBN : 9781438455532
Genre : Philosophy
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Synthesizes the most important recent work on wonder and brings a number of disciplines into conversation. Wonder has been celebrated as the quintessential passion of childhood. From the earliest stages of our intellectual history, it has been acclaimed as the driving force of inquiry and the prime passion of thought. Yet for an emotion acknowledged so widely for the multiple roles it plays in our lives, wonder has led a singularly shadowy existence in recent reflections. Philosophers have largely passed it over in silence; emotion theorists have shunned it as a case that sits awkwardly within their analytical frameworks. So what is wonder, and why does it matter? In this book, Sophia Vasalou sketches a “grammar” of wonder that pursues the complexities of wonder as an emotional experience that has carved colorful tracks through our language and our intellectual history, not only in philosophy and science but also in art and religious experience. A richer grammar of wonder and broader window into its past can give us the tools we need for thinking more insightfully about wonder, and for reflecting on the place it should occupy within our emotional lives. “Vasalou’s book is an important and exciting contribution to the literature. It is not a narrow academic inquiry on an obscure topic, but a sweeping exploration of an emotion that was once recognized as among the most important. Vasalou makes a powerful case for wonder and her book will spark great interest.” — Jesse Prinz, author of Beyond Human Nature: How Culture and Experience Shape the Human Mind “This is a powerful study of wonder, whose major strengths include its engagement of overlooked primary sources (in particular, Adam Smith and Zorba the Greek), its exhaustive treatment of the secondary literature, and its careful attunement to historical complexities.” — Mary-Jane Rubenstein, author of Strange Wonder: The Closure of Metaphysics and the Opening of Awe

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Author : Keren Rice
ISBN : 9783110861822
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The series builds an extensive collection of high quality descriptions of languages around the world. Each volume offers a comprehensive grammatical description of a single language together with fully analyzed sample texts and, if appropriate, a word list and other relevant information which is available on the language in question. There are no restrictions as to language family or area, and although special attention is paid to hitherto undescribed languages, new and valuable treatments of better known languages are also included. No theoretical model is imposed on the authors; the only criterion is a high standard of scientific quality.

Practices Of Wonder

Author : Sophia Vasalou
ISBN : 9780227173954
Genre : Philosophy
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Wonder has been claimed as the beginning of philosophy by both Plato and Aristotle. Although an apparently similar claim, theessays in this collection represent a closer inspection of the difference in both location and content that define these two eminentthinkers' kinds of wonder. While Aristotle's understanding was outward-looking, directed to natural phenomena, and positioned at the beginning of inquiry with the assumption that explanation should purge it, Plato's before him was inward-looking, toward conceptual phenomena, and positioned not only at the beginning of inquiry but also as its pursuedend.Such different understandings are ones that have continued to be elaborated and developed throughout the history ofphilosophical conversation and so on to affect our feelings, understanding of and reactions to wonder.

A Grammar And Dictionary Of The Malay Language

Author : John Crawfurd
ISBN : UCAL:B4021843
Genre : English language
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A Grammar And Dictionary Of The Malay Language With A Preliminary Dissertation

Author : John Crawfurd
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Author : Mortimer Sloper Howell
ISBN : CHI:15896392
Genre : Arabic language
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