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Critical Humanist Perspectives

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PART I 1 Introduction: humanism, existentialism and integrational semiology (Adrian Pable) PART II Integrating humanism 2 Secular humanist discourses on rationality: exploring questions in the philosophy of language and communication (Adrian Pable) 3 Bedrock concepts and integrational theory: selves, animals and legal persons (Christopher Hutton) 4 The nature of language and the language of nature: Rabindranath Tagore's Sabda Tattwo or The Essence of Words as an integrationist text (Rukmini Bhaya Nair) 5 An integrationist perspective on African philosophy (Sinfree B. Makoni and Cristine G. Severo) PART III Integrating linguistics 6 Can integrational linguistics be integrated with (critical) discourse analysis? (Michael Toolan) 7 Indeterminacy in sociolinguistic and integrationist theory (Jon Orman) 8 Towards human concepts of language meaning and text comprehension (Charlotte Conrad) PART IV Integrating systems and agency 9 The notion of an integrated system (Dorthe Duncker) 10 Humanist machines: an integrationist critique of mechanical models (David Bade) PART V Integrating freedom and creativity 11 Mr. Micawber anticipates Feist : transformations of mental labour (Julian Warner) 12 Language and freedom vol 1: the abstract and the concrete (Peter E. Jones) 13 Emotional labour and the neoliberal entrepreneurial self at work and in the home: emotions as privatised individual capital or revolutionary social praxis? (Paul J. Thibault) PART VI Integrating humanist models of education 14 Freedom of speech in a therapeutic age (Dennis Hayes) 15 `Crazy English' and individual English learners: an integrationist critique of English education as a business in China (Feifei Zhou) PART VII Discussion: integrationism, anti-humanism and the suprasubjective (Paul Cobley)

About the Author

Adrian Pable is Associate Professor of English at the University of Hong Kong.

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