The Logical Alien

The Logical Alien

Author: Sofia Miguens

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674335905

Category: Philosophy

Page: 944

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Is our logical form of thought merely one among many, or must it be the form of thought as such? From Kant to Wittgenstein, philosophers have wrestled with variants of this question. This volume brings together nine distinguished thinkers on the subject, including James Conant, author of the seminal paper “The Search for Logically Alien Thought.”

The Logical Alien

The Logical Alien

Author: Sofia Miguens

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674242838

Category: Philosophy

Page: 944

View: 881

Is our logical form of thought merely one among many, or must it be the form of thought as such? From Kant to Wittgenstein, philosophers have wrestled with variants of this question. This volume brings together nine distinguished thinkers on the subject, including James Conant, author of the seminal paper “The Search for Logically Alien Thought.”

Black Folk Could Fly: Selected Writings by Randall Kenan

Black Folk Could Fly: Selected Writings by Randall Kenan

Author: Randall Kenan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393882179

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 299

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A personal, social, and intellectual self-portrait of the beloved and enormously influential late Randall Kenan, a master of both fiction and nonfiction. Virtuosic in his use of literary forms, nurtured and unbounded by his identities as a Black man, a gay man, an intellectual, and a Southerner, Randall Kenan was known for his groundbreaking fiction. Less visible were his extraordinary nonfiction essays, published as introductions to anthologies and in small journals, revealing countless facets of Kenan’s life and work. Flying under the radar, these writings were his most personal and autobiographical: memories of the three women who raised him—a grandmother, a schoolteacher great-aunt, and the great-aunt’s best friend; recollections of his boyhood fear of snakes and his rapturous discoveries in books; sensual evocations of the land, seasons, and crops—the labor of tobacco picking and hog killing—of the eastern North Carolina lowlands where he grew up; and the food (oh the deliriously delectable Southern foods!) that sustained him. Here too is his intellectual coming of age; his passionate appreciations of kindred spirits as far-flung as Eartha Kitt, Gordon Parks, Ingmar Bergman, and James Baldwin. This powerful collection is a testament to a great mind, a great soul, and a great writer from whom readers will always wish to have more to read.

Aliens and Alien Societies

Aliens and Alien Societies

Author: Stanley Schmidt

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: UVA:X002782312

Category: Reference

Page: 226

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A thoughtful, clear and utterly fascinating reference, this book is absolutely vital to writers who want to put extraterrestrial life-forms in their novels and stories.