Ordinary Things And Their Extraordinary Meanings

Author by : Giuseppina Marsico
Languange : en
Publisher by : IAP
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Description : The book provides a new look at the everyday relationship between psychological processes and extraordinary aspects of ordinary phenomena. Why should we deal with ordinary things? People’s life is made of everyday practical, taken-for-granted things, such as driving a car, using money, listening music, etc. When you drive from home to workplace, you are migrating between contexts. Is this an empty space you are crossing, or the time you spend into the car is something meaningful? In psychological terms, things have, at least, three levels of existence, a material, a symbolic and an affective one. The underlying idea is that the symbolic elaboration of everyday things is characterized by the transcendence of the particular object-sign, leading to the creation of more and more complex sign fields. These fields expand according to an inclusive logic up to dialogically and dialectically incorporate opposites (i.e. clean/dirty, transparent/opaque, hide/ show, join/divide, slow/fast, etc.). Even the meaning of “ordinary” and “extraordinary” follow such an inclusive logic: if you give a positive value to ordinary, extraordinary is rule-breaking; otherwise, if ordinary means trivial, extraordinary assumes a positive value. Besides, things are cultural artifacts mediating the experience of the world, the psychological processes and the construction of mind. Reflecting upon “things” is thus a more meaningful pathway to understand Psyche.


The Extraordinary Nature Of Ordinary Things

Author by : Steven Z. Leder
Languange : en
Publisher by : Behrman House, Inc
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Description : Finding meaning in the mundane is just a matter of knowing where to look. Herewith, the miraculous nature of everyday life is explored. Through vignettes at turns funny and poignant, Rabbi Leder points out those easily overlooked connections between everyday experiences and the teachings of Judaism. God and spirituality can be found in every aspect of our daily routines. Ordinary things--a pet frog, a weekend fishing trip, a roller coaster ride--become extraordinary when reexamined through Jewish eyes. Woven throughout Rabbi Leder's essays are midrashic texts, talmudic excerpts, and passages from the Torah, reflecting thousands of years of Jewish wisdom. Whether recalling a memorable walk along the beach with Dad, teaching a child the commandment of tzedakah, or stepping into the shoes of an anxious father-to-be as he paces the halls of the maternity ward, these stories reveal Judaism's power to illuminate our lives. On child-rearing: Eleven Suggestions for Raising a Mensch On the paradox of modern life: You can't put one tuchus in two chairs. On miracles: The miraculous is the common and the constant: birth, teaching, our breath. Discover The Extraordinary Nature of Ordinary Things.


1000 Extra Ordinaires Objets

Author by : Carlos Mustienes
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taschen America Llc
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Description : Objects in the categories, food, fashion, animals, body, soul, and leisure, garner a color photograph and a page of descriptive text in French and English. The appendix shows where some of these objects can be found and provides related information as well. Many objects have accompanying text with a slant. For example, with a photograph of a bottle of strawberry flavored Sunny Delight "fruit" drink is: "Sunny Delight" is promoted "as a healthy alternative to soft drinks. Yet UK food experts say the image is a con. The drink is only 5 percent fruit juice--the rest is sugar, water, and additives." A sampling includes liquid latex applied to the skin that dries within minutes, a halved potato strapped to the knee overnight to cause swelling--water inside human cells moves toward the potato--so that members of the Israeli Defense Force can get a few days sick leave, and the Prayer Sprayer house deodorant that works best when followed up by saying a prayer printed on the can. Produced under the direction of Oliviero Toscani, then design editor for Colors magazine. No index. c. Book News Inc.


Essays On The Blurring Of Art And Life

Author by : Allan Kaprow
Languange : en
Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : Allan Kaprow's sustained enquiry into the paradoxical relationship of art to life and into the nature of meaning itself is brought into life in this expanded collection of his most significant writings.


The End Of Meaning

Author by : Matthew Gumpert
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Description : The specter of the apocalypse has always been a semiotic fantasy: only at the end of all things will their true meaning be revealed. Our long romance with catastrophe is inseparable from the Western hermeneutical tradition: our search for an elusive truth, one that can only be uncovered through the interminable work of interpretation. Catastrophe terrifies and tantalizes to the extent it promises an end to this task. 9/11 is this book’s beginning, but not its end. Here, it seemed, was the apocalypse America had long been waiting for; until it became just another event. And, indeed, the real lesson of 9/11 may be that catastrophe is the purest form of the event. From the poetry of classical Greece to the popular culture of contemporary America, The End of Meaning seeks to demonstrate that catastrophe, precisely as the notion of the sui generis, has always been generic. This is not a book on the great catastrophes of the West; it offers no canon of catastrophe, no history of the catastrophic. The End of Meaning asks, instead, what if meaning itself is a catastrophe?


The Extraordinary Chemistry Of Ordinary Things Study Guide

Author by : Carl H. Snyder
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wiley
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Description : Using ordinary and several not so ordinary products as examples, this book explores the chemical principles behind them to show how chemistry affects our daily lives. It includes an environmental chapter that focuses on pollution and its effects. It also examines how these chemical principles affect our lives on a larger scale.


The Extraordinary Healing Power Of Ordinary Things

Author by : Larry Dossey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Harmony
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Description : Every day modern medicine announces the arrival of yet another “wonder drug” or “miracle procedure” to a world increasingly wary of expensive high-tech cures. Drugs, transplants, and surgery don’t work for 90 percent of our aches and pains and, while we are grateful for life-saving developments, we know that most come with risks that we ignore at our peril. Long hailed as one of the founding fathers of mind-body medicine, Larry Dossey directs our attention to simple sources of healing that have been available for centuries—treasures often hidden in plain sight—from the power of optimism and of tears to speed recovery to the surprising usefulness of dirt and bugs in curing disease and infection to the benefits of doing nothing. Exploring the medical research that validates these simple remedies, Dossey encourages us to align ourselves with the wisdom of nature and allow true healing to take place. The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things can transform our view of what health is all about, whether our concern is cancer or the common cold. From the Hardcover edition.


Personal Storytelling Discovering The Extraordinary In The Ordinary

Author by : Sam Thiara
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu.com
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Description : What's the last story you heard, what's the last story you wrote and what's the last story you lived? We all have stories within us; however, at times we are not aware that they exist or hold on to them because we fear that others might not be interested. If something is important to you, it is worth sharing. This book is about helping you build and tell your stories. Through personal experiences and practical exercises, you too will be able to discover the extraordinary in the ordinary. In a world where there is so much visual noise, the world values and remembers stories and appreciates a good storyteller. Whether you want to be more reflective or take pleasure in the personal experiences shared, there is something for everyone in this book.


Contemporary Street Arts In Europe

Author by : S. Haedicke
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : Street theatre invades a public space, shakes it up and disappears, but the memory of the disruption haunts the site for audiences who experience it. This book looks at how the dynamic interrelationship of performance, participant and place creates a politicized aesthetic of public space that enables the public to rehearse democratic practices.


Phenomenology In Practice And Theory

Author by : William S. Hamrick
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : by Wolfe Mays It is a great pleasure and honour to write this preface. I first became ac quainted with Herbert Spiegelberg's work some twenty years ago, when in 1960 I reviewed The Phenomenological Movement! for Philosophical Books, one of the few journals in Britain that reviewed this book, which Herbert has jok ingly referred to as "the monster". I was at that time already interested in Con tinental thought, and in particular phenomenology. I had attended a course on phenomenology given by Rene Schaerer at Geneva when I was working there in 1955-6. I had also been partly instrumental in getting Merleau-Ponty to come to Manchester in 1958. During his visit he gave a seminar in English on politics and a lecture in French on "Wittgenstein and Language" in which he attacked Wittgenstein's views on language in the Tractatus. He was apparently unaware of the Philosophical Investigations. But it was not until I came to review Herbert's book that I appreciated the ramifications of the movement: its diverse strands of thought, and the manifold personalities involved in it. For example, Herbert mentions one Aurel Kolnai who had written on the "Phenomenology of Disgust'!, and which had appeared in Vol. 10 of Husserl's Jahrbuch. It was only after I had been acquainted for some time with Kolnai then in England, that I realised that 2 Herbert had written about him in the Movement. The Movement itself contains a wealth of learning.