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Experience, evidence, and sense : the hidden cultural legacy of English / Anna Wierzbicka
Bib ID 4979562
Format BookBook
Author
Wierzbicka, Anna, 1938
 
Description Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2010 
x, 460 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780195368000
9780195368017
Full contents
  • Part I. Introduction
  • 1. Making the Familiar Look Foreign
  • 1. Mere Words or Keys to a Cultural World?
  • 2. The Cultural and Historical Baggage of English
  • 3. The Legacy of "British Empiricism,"
  • 4. The English Word Empirical and the French Word Empirical: A Closer Look
  • 5. ̀Theory', ̀Common Sense', and the Reliability of the Senses
  • 6. Natural Semantic Metalanguage as an Effective Methodology for Cultural Semantics
  • Part II. Experience and Evidence
  • 2. Experience: An English Keyword and a Key Cultural Theme
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 417-430) and index.

Subjects English language -- Semantics.  |  English language -- Social aspects.  |  Language and languages -- Philosophy.
Also Titled

Experience, evidence, & sense

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505 0 |aPart I. Introduction -- 1. Making the Familiar Look Foreign -- 1. Mere Words or Keys to a Cultural World? -- 2. The Cultural and Historical Baggage of English -- 3. The Legacy of "British Empiricism," -- 4. The English Word Empirical and the French Word Empirical: A Closer Look -- 5. ̀Theory', ̀Common Sense', and the Reliability of the Senses -- 6. Natural Semantic Metalanguage as an Effective Methodology for Cultural Semantics -- Part II. Experience and Evidence -- 2. Experience: An English Keyword and a Key Cultural Theme -- 1. The Uniqueness of the English Concept of ̀Experience' -- 2. Experience as the Mother of Wisdom: Shakespeare's Sapiential Perspective -- 3. "A Frightening Experience": From a Retrospective to an Introspective Perspective -- 4. Sensory Experience as a Basis for Empirical Knowledge: A Lockean Perspective -- 5. The Verb to Experience: Evidence for the Semantic Shift -- 6. Experiences in Anglophone Philosophy: John Searle's Perspective -- 7. Experience in Religion: William James's Perspective -- 8. "Bearing Witness": Shared Experience in Anglophone Art and History -- 9. I Know from Experience -- 10. English Experience Compared with German Erfahrung and Erlebnis -- 11. Concluding Remarks: The History of Ideas and the Meaning of Words -- 3. Evidence: Words, Ideas, and Cultural Practices -- 1. Evidence as a Key Cultural Concept in Modern English -- 2. An Outline of the Semantic History of Evidence -- 3. Linguistic Evidence -- 4. The New Discourse of Evidence -- 5. Sources of the Modern Concepts of Evidence in Law, Theology, Philosophy, and Science -- 6. Concluding Remarks: Semantics, Culture, and Society -- Part III. Sense -- 4. The Discourse of Sense and the Legacy of "British Empiricism" -- 1. Sense, Senses, and Modern English Speechways -- 2. The Five Senses -- 3. The Verb to Sense -- 4. A Sense of What Is Happening -- 5. To Have a Sense That -- 6. There Is a Sense That -- 7. Give Us a Sense of -- 5. A Sense of Humor, a Sense of Self, and Similar Expressions -- 1. A Sense of Humor -- 2. A Sense of Self -- 3. A Sense of Freedom (Confidence, Achievement, Competence) -- 4. A Sense of Obligation (Duty, Responsibility, Urgency) -- 5. A Sense of History, a Sense of Time and Place, a Sense of Reality -- 6. A Sense of Joy -- 6. A Strong Sense, a Deep Sense, and Similar Expressions -- 1. A Strong Sense (of Something) -- 2. A Deep Sense (of Something) -- 3. A Sharp Sense (of Something) -- 4. A Good Sense (of Something) -- 5. A Great Sense (of Something) -- 6. A Real Sense (of Something) -- 7. A False Sense (of Something) -- 8. A Xeen Sense (of Something) -- 9. A Clear Sense (of Something) -- 10. An Acute Sense (of Something) -- 7. Moral Sense -- 1. Moral Sense: A Human Universal "or an Artifact of English? -- 2. A Brief History of the Concept of "Moral Sense" -- 3. Moral Sense in the Eighteenth Century and Now: A Comparison -- 4. A Sense of Right and Wrong in Present-Day English -- 5. Conclusion -- 8. Common Sense -- 1. The Importance of Common Sense in Anglo Culture -- 2. Common Sense in Law -- 3. The Uniqueness of English Common Sense (Common Sense vs. Bon Sens) -- 4. The Meaning of Common Sense in Contemporary English -- 5. Thomas Reid and the Origin of English Common Sense -- 6. Common Sense and the British Enlightenment -- 9. From Having Sense to Making Senses -- 1. Being Sensible -- 2. Having Sense -- 3. Making Sense -- Part IV. Phraseology, Semantics, and Corpus Linguistics -- 10. Investigating English Phraseology with Two Tools: NSM and Google -- 1. An Overview -- 2. Clear and Stable Contrasts -- 3. Stable and Overwhelmingly Sharp Contrasts -- 4. Figures, Proportions, and Patterns -- 5. Anomalies: How Significant Are They? -- 6. Monitoring the Proportions of Strong Sense to Deep Sense -- 7. Limitations of Google as a Tool for Exploring English Phraseology -- 8. Comparing the Results of Google and Yahoo Searches -- 9. Concluding Remarks.
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