Ways of Communicating
Edited by D.H. Mellor
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Ways of Communicating by D.H. Mellor
Book DescriptionWays of Communicating is a stimulating exploration of the single most powerful force that gives humankind its control over the natural world - the communication between us. So integral a part of everyday life as to be taken for granted, yet so multi-faceted as to be notoriously slippery to describe and analyse, the world of communication is treated here for once from the standpoint of the arts quite as much as the sciences. Speech and body-language, fiction and music, communication by neutral networks within the brain and by satellite around the globe, all are considered together to give a fascinating view of this elusive aspect of our common humanity. The volume originates in the highly successful fourth series of Darwin College Lectures, given in 1989 under the title 'Communication'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521370745
(247mm x 174mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Jan-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author D.H. Mellor
Mind, Meaning, and Reality, Hardback (September 2012)
Mind, Meaning, and Reality presents fifteen philosophical papers in which D. H. Mellor explores some of the most intriguing questions in philosophy. These include: what determines what we think, and what we use language to mean; how that depends on what there is in the world and why there is only one universe; and the nature of time.
Matters of Metaphysics, Paperback (November 2007)
This selection of D. H. Mellor's work demonstrates the wide ranging originality of his work.
Ways of Communicating, Paperback (December 2005)
The world of communication from human speech and body language to satellites.
Ramsey's Legacy, Hardback (July 2005)» View all books by D.H. Mellor
A collection of essays, offering fresh perspectives on Frank Ramsey's work and showing how relevant it is to modern-day concerns. This volume is useful for those interested in the history of philosophy and economics, as well as for practitioners and students of logic, metaphysics, philosophy of mathematics, and philosophy of science.
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Author Biography - D.H. Mellor
D. H. Mellor is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy in the University of Cambridge and an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
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