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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

It's Been Said Before "examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them."

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Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Thought in a Hostile World
Subtitle: The Evolution of Human Cognition
Written By: Kim Sterelny

Thought in a Hostile World is an exploration of the evolution of cognition,
especially human cognition, by one of today's foremost philosophers of
biology and of mind.

-Features an exploration of the evolution of human cognition.

-Written by one of today’s foremost philosophers of mind and language.

-Presents a set of analytic tools for thinking about cognition and its

-Offers a critique of nativist, modular versions of evolutionary
psychology, rejecting the example of language as a model for thinking about
human cognitive capacities.

-Applies to the areas of cognitive science, philosophy of mind, and
evolutionary psychology

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 063118886X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 280
Prices: U.S. $ 68.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0631188878
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 280
Prices: U.S. $ 31.95