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The Crucible of Language - 2869600965

108,30 zł

The Crucible of Language Cambridge University Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

From the barbed, childish taunt on the school playground, to the eloquent sophistry of a lawyer prising open a legal loophole in a court of law, meaning arises each time we use language to communicate with one another. How we use language - to convey ideas, make requests, ask a favour, and express anger, love or dismay - is of the utmost importance; indeed, linguistic meaning can be a matter of life and death. In The Crucible of Language, Vyvyan Evans explains what we know, and what we do, when we communicate using language; he shows how linguistic meaning arises, where it comes from, and the way language enables us to convey the meanings that can move us to tears, bore us to death, or make us dizzy with delight. Meaning is, he argues, one of the final frontiers in the mapping of the human mind.

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Charles F. Haanel Anthology I. Including - 2862257621

72,80 zł

Charles F. Haanel Anthology I. Including www.bnpublishing.com

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The Charles F. Haanel Anthology I. Including: The Mastey Key System AND The New Psychology Charles F. Haanel was a successful business man who discovered that spiritual life is a key to success in everything you do. He proved that what is happening outside is in a direct relation to what is taking place in your consciousness. When the Master Key was published, it was one of those books that successful business men wanted out of the market. They didn't want people to read this book as its truths would help anyone to overcome limitations. He explains in very plain language how to create your own world according to your own desires in accordance with your level of discipline in attaining your goals. The rumor is that when Bill Gates was just a student, he read this book and utilized its truths. Rest is history. The Mastey Key System Every thing and institution we see around us, created by human agency, had first to exist as a thought in some human mind. Thought, therefore, is constructive. Human thought is the spiritual power of the cosmos operating through its creature man. "The Master Key" instructs the reader how to use that power, and use it both constructively and creatively. The things and conditions we desire to become realities we must first create in thought. "The Master Key" explains and guides the process. "The Master Key" teaching has hitherto been published in the form of a Correspondence Course of 24 lessons, delivered to students one per week for 24 weeks. The reader, who now receives the whole 24 parts at one time, is warned not to attempt to read the book like a novel, but to treat it as a course of study and conscientiously to imbibe the meaning of each part - reading and re-reading one part only per week before proceeding to the next. Otherwise, the later parts will tend to be misunderstood and the reader's time and money will be wasted. Used as thus instructed, "The Master Key" will make of the reader a greater, better personality, and equipped with a new power to achieve any worthy personal purpose and a new ability to enjoy life's beauty and wonder. The New Psychology Book Description The New Psychology with a synthesis of philosophy, science, metaphysics, and religion-defines man's place in the universe and reveals his latent powers with a vividness that reminds the reader of a lightening flash. Man is the architect of his own fortune. He can make or unmake himself. He can be weak or strong, rich or poor, according to the way he manipulates his consciousness and develops his inherent ability. This requires will power, determination, and self-improvement through work, activity, and study. He must learn to clothe his mind with beautiful garments of strength and power. He must be willing to spend

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Empty Figure on an Empty Stage - 2874276304

220,79 zł

Empty Figure on an Empty Stage INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

This study considers the ways playwrights draw meaning from emptiness. With abundant reference to actual performances of dramatic works, Les Essif examines drama associated with non-realistic movement known as theatre of the absurd, focusing on the ways dramatists create an impression of emptiness not only on the stage but also in the body and mind of the central character. Thus, Essif makes a case for the metadramatic fusion of stage and character. The book begins with a discussion of philosophical, sociocultural, and theatrical implications of emptiness. Bringing together pioneers in theatre phenomenology like Bert O. States and Stanton B. Garner, Jr., with theatrical thinkers like Antonin Artaud and Godon Craig, and socio-aesthetic thinkers like Mikhail Bakhtin and Theodore Adorno, Essif formulates what he calls a "metaphysical-phenomenological" approach to drama and performance, and he presents a historical and theoretical overview of how "empty" characters and "empty" space evolve in Western drama. After an extended examination of Samuel Beckett's drama and performance, Essif studies works of other dramatists of this generation, primarily from France (Ionesco, Vian, Dubillard, Obaldia), but also from other national cultures of the Western World (Bernhard, Pinter, Stoppard, Handke, Shepard). He supports his thesis with a number of photo illustrations from art history as well as from theatrical performances of the works in question. Within this framework, Essif develops an original theory of "hypersubjectivity" for drama based on the metadramatic union of space and character. The hypersubjective dramatic character is one that constitutes, in effect, an empty spatial field in its own right. Essif's approach to drama and performance allows him to challenge much hitherto sacrosanct scholarship regarding the structures of subjectivity, fragmentation, and the marionette-likeness of characters, as well as the themes of death and action. For example, the book challenges the widely held theory of "fragmentation" in Beckett's drama by focusing on the paradoxical impression of concentration that accompanies the impression of emptiness. It shifts the focus from language and narrative story back to the primacy of the visual image on Beckett's stage, arguing that, backgrounded as it is by a singularly undifferentiated image of emptiness, the fragmentation of bodies, space, and language is largely diversionary and illusionary.

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Practical Knowledge of the Soul - 2862217193

65,95 zł

Practical Knowledge of the Soul Wipf & Stock Publishers

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""When Thomas Paine exclaimed: 'These are the times that try men's souls,'"" Rosenstock-Huessy noted, Paine ""did not mean men's bodies or men's minds. And we know it."" In this book devoted to knowledge of that mysterious entity, ""soul,"" which neither philosophers nor psychologists will have anything to do with, Rosenstock-Huessy gives soul essential, practical meaning. Without recourse to anything mystical or transcendental or merely poetic, he assures us of the reality of the individual soul for healthy human beings, and connects it to his larger work on an entirely new grammar that elevates to primacy the imperative and vocative forms of speech. Rosenstock-Huessy makes us aware, as few other writers can do, of the limitations inherent in the structure of the natural and social sciences, how much is blindly left out for the sake of adhering strictly to materialist and quantitative methods. In any lifetime there are profound transformations of one's soul, which a correct analysis of grammar, true to human experience, helps us recognize and appreciate. As he states here, ""The grammar of the soul is not an ineffectual luxury. . . . The disclosure of the miraculous world of the soul by a grammar based on the primal forms will create an applied study of the soul that should assume its place next to the modern era's technical natural science."" ""Rosenstock-Huessy was a prophet who, like many great prophets, failed in his own time, but whose time may now be coming."" --Harold J. Berman ""I was influenced enough by Rosenstock-Huessy to write a now forgotten book on his theme Respondeo etsi mutabor, 'I respond although I will be changed.' The motto would be on my coat-of-arms if I had one."" --Martin E. Marty ""Rosenstock-Huessy continually astonishes one by his dazzling and unique insights."" --W. H. Auden Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy (1888-1973) was a historian and social philosopher who, along with his friend Franz Rosenzweig, and Ferdinand Ebner and Martin Buber, was a major exponent of speech-thinking (sprachdenken). The central insight of speech-thinking is that speech or language is not merely, or even primarily, a descriptive act, but a responsive and creative act, which forms the basis of our social existence. The greater part of Rosenstock-Huessy's work was devoted to demonstrating how speech, as distinguished from mere chatter, through its unpredictable fecundity, expands our powers and unites humankind through time and space. Born in Berlin, Germany, into a non-observant Jewish family, he converted to Christianity in his late teens. In 1914 he married Margit Huessy. Rosenstock-Huessy served as an officer in the German army during World War I, and much of his later thinking was shaped by reflection on the catastrophe of the war. His distinguished academic career teaching medieval law in Germany was disrupted by the rise of Nazism. Immediately upon Adolf Hitler's ascent to power in 1933, Rosenstock-Huessy emigrated to the United States, initially teaching at Harvard University and then at Dartmouth College, where he taught from 1935 to 1957. A prolific author, two of his major works in English are Out of Revolution: Autobiography of Western Man (originally published in 1938), and the Christian Future: Or the Modern Mind Outrun (originally published in 1946), both of which are sold by Wipf and Stock in re-print editions.

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Chaos in Theater - 2869657583

331,94 zł

Chaos in Theater Lang, Peter

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Have you ever prepared a discourse by heart and then found out that, when the moment arrives, surprise and uniqueness of hic et nunc are inevitable? No matter how much you prepare a text, it will need improvisation to be used on a stage or in the street. But, what is the limit between improvisation and technique, experience and training? Can we scientifically measure the improvisation of a text? This work aims to investigate in which dimension art meets science and how it happens. Artists need to discover new conceptual instruments that contribute to the probing of the laws of matter, social existence, and the human mind. The rigorous and fascinating trip that Anna Grazia Cafaro proposes to capture the sense, function, and nature of the actor's improvisation is a splendid and a unique example of a "new alliance" between art and science, predicted forty years ago by the scientist Ilya Prigogine and the philosopher Isabelle Stengers. Thanks to the application of Chaos Theory to the theatrical processes, attempted here for the first time, the actor and the performance are analyzed as "complex dynamic systems" like a cell, in which, paradoxically, chaos and order coexist and maintain the system in balance; the continuous passages from chaos to order, create the necessary tension and energy that allows the spectator to build his own meaning. Despite the complex theoretical concepts this book is written in an accessible language and includes clear examples that make it comprehensible to a wide audience. It is perfect for students of theater, practitioners, scholars, and anyone who is curious about communicative mechanisms. It can be used in theater, science, comparative literature, and philosophy departments.

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