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8. Heidegger

8. Heidegger  

Andrew Bowie

in German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777561
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8. Heidegger
7. How much is systematic?

7. How much is systematic?  

P. H. Matthews

in Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775321
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801487.003.0007
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7. How much is systematic? Abstract To say that languages are systems is to draw a line around what we are studying. ‘How much is systematic?’ points out that a line drawn differently might include much that is less determinate. For instance, if differences in pitch or meaning cannot be reduced to exact contrasts, they are strictly not part of one's knowledge of the language as a system. Many linguists search for constraints that reveal the character of language, or of languages, in general. Therein lies the excitement of Chomsky's Universal Grammar. If he is right, it is reasonable to
5. Struggling, surviving, thriving

5. Struggling, surviving, thriving  

Stephen Fineman

in Work: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778452
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10.1093/actrade/9780199699360.003.0005
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5. Struggling, surviving, thriving Abstract We have an innate need to find meaning in what we do. To Karl Marx this was an ideological problem: the capitalist system separated workers from their own self-realization. By the late 20th century, the nature and experience of work has been reconfigured. ‘Struggling, surviving, thriving’ considers job satisfaction and how it has changed throughout history. The image of the dehumanized workplace is striking, but we are good at finding meaning and purpose for ourselves regardless of the formal nature of our work activities. Routinized work has been redesigned to increase its interest and appeal,
8. What is possible?

8. What is possible?  

Stephen Mumford

in Metaphysics: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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10.1093/actrade/9780199657124.003.0009
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8. What is possible? Abstract ‘What is possible?’ looks at possibilities. Are they things? Do they have any kind of being? Or are they a mere fabrication: things we can think about but which are not really a part of the world? Two accounts are given: firstly, the possible worlds account where every possibility of our world is actual at some other world, meaning as many worlds as there are possibilities. The other is David Armstrong's Combinatorial Theory of Possibility: for something to be possible, it can suffice just that the particular and the property exist that would, if they
HermeneuticsA Very Short Introduction

Hermeneutics: A Very Short Introduction  

Jens Zimmermann

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Oct 2015
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Oct 2015
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9780191781582
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10.1093/actrade/9780199685356.001.0001
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A Very Short Introduction
1. The study of language

1. The study of language  

P. H. Matthews

in Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction

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1. The study of language Abstract ‘The study of language’ argues that studying language ‘scientifically’ is, in part, to refuse to accept uncritically the ways of thinking that, without any professional training, we all bring to it. We must strive to be as objective as possible, both about individual languages and the nature of language in general. Linguistics straddles the institutional rift between arts and sciences. It clearly has its ‘arts’ side, and links with other subjects in the humanities. It also has links with the ‘social’ sciences, especially sociology and anthropology. Yet it has its ‘science’ side too, particularly
4. Is life what you make it?

4. Is life what you make it?  

Terry Eagleton

in The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777219
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10.1093/actrade/9780199532179.003.0004
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4. Is life what you make it? 24 25 26 27 28 Baggini, What’s It All About? , 4, 86. 29 Cottingham, On the Meaning of Life , 66. 30 I am indebted for this image to G. A. Cohen.
TranslationA Very Short Introduction

Translation: A Very Short Introduction  

Matthew Reynolds

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Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
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9780191780622
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10.1093/actrade/9780198712114.001.0001
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A Very Short Introduction
Introduction: Why German philosophy?

Introduction: Why German philosophy?  

Andrew Bowie

in German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2010
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9780191777561
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10.1093/actrade/9780199569250.003.010
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Introduction: Why German philosophy?
7. Neo-Kantianism, analytical philosophy, and phenomenology

7. Neo-Kantianism, analytical philosophy, and phenomenology  

Andrew Bowie

in German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2010
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9780191777561
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10.1093/actrade/9780199569250.003.0007
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7. Neo-Kantianism, analytical philosophy, and phenomenology

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