Many of the earliest children's books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children.
Philosophy of language has a rich and varied history stretching back to the Ancient Greeks. Twelve specially written essays explore this richness, from Plato and Aristotle, through the Stoics, to medieval thinkers, both Islamic and Christian; from the Renaissance and the early modern period, all the way up to the twentieth Century. Among the many topics that arise across this 2500-year trajectory are metaphysical questions about linguistic content. A first focal point of the volume is the issue of which broad ontological family linguistic contents belong to. Are linguistic contents mental ideas, physical particulars, abstract Forms, social practices, or something else again? And do different sorts of linguistic contents belong to different ontological categories-e.g., might it be that names stand for ideas, whereas logical terms stand for mental processes? The second focal point is the metaphysical grounding of linguistic content: that is, in virtue of what more basic facts do content facts obtain? Do words mean what they do because of natural resemblances? Because of causal relations? Because of arbitrary conventional usage? Or because of some combination of the above?
"The Seven Purposes" written by Margaret Cameron in 1918 is a report of personal experience in psychic phenomena. This is based on the author's research on automatic, or involuntary, writing--writing allegedly directed by a spirit or by the unconscious mind. This report has been arranged in three parts: first, the genesis and rapid development of the individual message; second, the Lessons; third, additional individual messages."The Seven Purposes" offers a unique, early-20th century study of automatic writing sure to challenge while it inspires. Margaret Cameron was a novelist and short story writer. She also wrote one-act plays and contributed to magazines.
"The Twelve Lessons" offers a unique, early 20th century study of automatic writing, or involuntary, writing -- writing allegedly directed by a spirit or by the unconscious mind, is sure to challenge while it inspires. In 1918, Margaret Cameron wrote "The Seven Purposes," a report of the author's research on automatic, or involuntary, writing -- writing allegedly directed by a spirit or by the unconscious mind. As the author stated, these lessons were "personal communications coming through my pencil to various of my friends, the twelve impersonal communications." She adds, "They contain.an explanation of life, in modern terms fitted for our present understanding and intended to strengthen our constructive determination." She then concludes, "These repeated warnings of impending spiritual conflict.are given here word for word as they were given to me."