Words and Ideas


Author: William J. Dominik
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
ISBN: 0865164851
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 281
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Unlike most etymology textbooks, this one presents the words studied in the context of the ideas in which the words functioned. Instead of studying endless lists of word roots, suffixes, and prefixes in isolation, the words are enlivened by their social, literary, and cultural media. Features: Chapters on Mythology, Medicine, Politics and Law, Commerce and Economics, Philosophy and Psychology, History Introduction to word building Exercises throughout Illustrations of ancient artifacts Clever cartoons on word origins Glossary of English words and phrases.

Words and Ideas


Author: William J. Dominik
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
ISBN: 9781610410748
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 281
View: 3450

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Unlike most etymology textbooks, this one presents the words studied in the context of the ideas in which the words functioned. Instead of studying endless lists of word roots, suffixes, and prefixes in isolation, the words are enlivened by their social, literary, and cultural media. Features: Chapters on Mythology, Medicine, Politics and Law, Commerce and Economics, Philosophy and Psychology, History Introduction to word building Exercises throughout Illustrations of ancient artifacts Clever cartoons on word origins Glossary of English words and phrases.

Words and Ideas

The Roots of Plato's Philosophy
Author: Fritz-Gregor Herrmann
Publisher: ISD LLC
ISBN: 1910589446
Category: Philosophy
Page: 368
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Plato did not create his philosophy ex nihilo, but rather drew on four centuries of literary production in epic and lyric poetry, on ethnography and historiography, tragedy and comedy, medical and mathematical research, oratory and rhetorical theory, as well as on Presocratic philosophy. Words & Ideas offers a study of Plato's philosophical language against this cultural background, retracing to their origins the history and development of the key terms of the Theory of Forms as presented in the Phaedo. 'Form' or 'idea', 'ousia' or 'being', 'participation', 'presence' and 'community' are among the concepts investigated. The aim is to determine both the connotations of Plato's philosophical terms and the precise historical and philosophical contexts on which Plato drew in the formulation of his thoughts. In tracing the roots of Plato's philosophy, Words & Ideas demarcates afresh Plato's position regarding the protagonists of pre-Socratic philosophy: Parmenides and the Eleatics, Anaxagoras and Diogenes of Apollonia, Leucippus and Democritus, Philolaus and the Pythagoreans. This identifcation of his sources allows us, in many cases for the first time, to judge what in the arguments of the dialogues is Plato's own contribution and what is there only as part of a philosophical or pre-philosophical inheritance.

Political Words and Ideas in Islam


Author: Bernard Lewis
Publisher: Markus Wiener Publishers
ISBN: 9781558764736
Category: Islam and politics
Page: 186
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Bringing togther eleven papers on Islamic political thought, this volume offers a focused treatment of the subject matter.

Words and Images

An Essay on the Origin of Ideas
Author: Christopher Gauker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199599467
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 302
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For centuries philosophers have attempted to derive concepts from perceptual representations but have failed to explain how the mind generates the building blocks of thought. Gauker addresses this problem in a new account of imagistic cognition. He shows that much of cognition occurs by means of mental imagery, without the help of concepts.

Super Smart

180 Challenging Thinking Activities, Words, and Ideas for Advanced Students
Author: Stephen S. Young
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 1593631553
Category: Education
Page: 220
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Get the minds of bright kids jump-started with these exciting, motivational Super Smart brain challenges. Put the minds of smart kids in overdrive! Filled with 180 "activity-a-day" classroom warm-ups that include new, challenging vocabulary activities and critical thinking activities that push the limits, Super Smart will pique students' curiosity and tickle their funny bone. This unique book, designed to challenge the brightest kids, offers teachers and parents a fun collection of activities—logic puzzles, riddles, optical illusions, math mysteries, and thought provokers. These short, attention-getting mind stretchers serve to grab students' attention and create a frame of mind and an atmosphere of fun, curiosity, and discovery conducive to getting kids off to a good start. There are three hooks for each day: a vocabulary word, a thought for the day, and a critical thinking hook, each designed to get students thinking and into a receptive mind set.

Reading Amplified

Digital Tools That Engage Students in Words, Books, and Ideas
Author: Lee Ann Spillane
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1625310072
Category: Education
Page: N.A
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In Reading Amplified: Digital Tools That Engage Students in Words, Books, and Ideas, you can look over Lee Ann's shoulder at her computer screen or into her classroom as she guides students to deeper reading and engagement with digital tools, ranging from the Google Book search concordance feature to comic strip software. Spillane seeks to take the "tedium out of routine tasks we need to teach." By now we've all seen examples of Wordle, the technology app that converts chunks of text into a word cloud featuring words of different sizes according to their prevalence in the text. But you haven't seen the real power of Wordle until you've seen Lee Ann Spillane's high school students use it to analyze patterns and symbolism in The Great Gatsby. In Reading Amplified: Digital Tools That Engage Students in Words, Books, and Ideas, you can look over Lee Ann's shoulder at her computer screen or into her classroom as she guides students to deeper reading and engagement with digital tools, ranging from the Google Book search concordance feature to comic strip software. Spillane seeks to take the "tedium out of routine tasks we need to teach." Her instruction is infused with technology that energizes students, but her focus is always on deep learning that motivates them to become passionate and independent readers. "It's about the teaching, not the tool," she reminds us. "I do a lot of learning right beside my students."

Sacraments of Initiation

A Theology of Rite, Word, and Life
Author: Liam G. Walsh
Publisher: LiturgyTrainingPublications
ISBN: 1595250352
Category: Religion
Page: 438
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The Locke Reader

Selections from the Works of John Locke with a General Introduction and Commentary
Author: John Locke,John W. Yolton
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521290845
Category: Philosophy
Page: 335
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This accessible volume comprises sections from a wide range of Locke's books, structured so that the interconnections of his thought can be seen and traced. Although Locke did not write from a system of philosophy, he did have in mind an overall division of human knowledge.