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Etymology, philology, and general reference throughout:

Bird, Norman. The distribution of Indo­-European root morphemes: A checklist for philologists. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1982.

Buck, Carl Darling. A dictionary of selected synonyms in the principal Indo­-European languages: A contribution to the history of ideas. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1949.

Daniels, P., et al.. The world's writing systems. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Hooker, J. T., et al.. Reading the past: Ancient writing from cuneiform to the alphabet. Berkeley: University of California, 1990.

Klein, Ernest. A comprehensive etymological dictionary of the English language: Dealing with the origin of words and their sense development thus illustrating the history of civilization and culture. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1966.

Charles Talbut Onions, et al., editors. The Oxford dictionary of English etymology. Oxford: Clarendon, 1966.

Pokorny, Julius. Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch. Bern: Francke, 1959.

J. A. Simpson and E. S. C. Weiner, editors. The Oxford English dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon, 1989.

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Cassirer, Ernst, Language and myth. New York: Dover, 1946.

Feynman, Richard. Six easy pieces: Essentials of physics, explained by its most brilliant teacher. Reading: Addison­-Wesley, 1995.

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Abruzzo, Emily, Eric Ellingsen, and Jonathan D. Solomon, editors. Models: 306090 Books Vol. 11. New York: 306090 Inc., 2007.

Tufte, Edward R.. The visual display of quantitative information. Cheshire: Graphics Press, 1983.

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Wittgenstein, Ludwig, trans. G. E. M. Anscombe. Philosophical investigations. Oxford: Blackwell, 1997.

Quine, W. V.. “Two Dogmas of Empiricism,” in From a logical point of view: 9 logico­-philosophical essays. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1980.

Wittgenstein, Ludwig, trans. D. Pears and B. McGuinness. Tractatus logico­-philosophicus. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1961.

Kant, Immanuel, trans. F. Max Müller. Critique of pure reason. New York: Macmillan, 1902.

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Guthrie, W. K. C.. A history of Greek philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1962.

Aristotle, edited by Jonathan Barnes. The complete works. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984.

Averröes, Tahafut al­-Tahafut, translated by Simon VanDenBergh as The incoherence of the incoherence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Quine, Logical point of view

Wittgenstein, Tractatus

Bouveresse, Jacques. Wittgenstein reads Freud: The myth of the unconscious. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995.

Gilby, Thomas. St. Thomas Aquinas: Philosophical texts. London: Oxford University Press, 1951.

Duns Scotus, John, trans. G. Etzkorn. Questions on the metaphysics of Aristotle. St. Bonaventure: Franciscan Institute, 1998.

Quine, Logical point of view

Kant, Critique of pure reason

Gödel, Kurt, “An Example of a New Type of Cosmological Solutions of Einstein’s Field Equations of Gravitation,” in Reviews of Modern Physics 21(3), Princeton, 1949.

Eco, Umberto. Kant and the platypus: Essays on language and cognition. New York: Harcourt Brace, 2000.

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Guthrie, Greek philosophy

Jackendoff, Ray. Foundations of language: Brain, meaning, grammar, evolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Vesely, Dalibor. Architecture in the age of divided representation. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2004.

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1.2.0 ­- 1.2.1

Fuller, R. Buckminster. I Seem to be a Verb. New York: Bantam, 1970.

Eco, Kant and the platypus

Tarski, Alfred. Logic, semantics, metamathematics: Papers from 1923 to 1938. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956.

Chomsky, Noam. Syntactic structures. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2002.

Piaget, Jean, and Margaret Cook. The child’s construction of reality. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1976.


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Whitehead, Alfred North. An enquiry concerning the principles of natural knowledge. Cambridge: University Press, 1919.

Leroi­-Gourhan, André. Gesture and speech. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1993.

Lewis­-Williams, David. The mind in the cave: Consciousness and the origins of art. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2002.

Schmandt­-Besserat, Denise. Before writing: From counting to cuneiform. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1992.

Wildgen, Wolfgang. The evolution of human language: scenarios, principles, and cultural dynamics. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2004.

Tufte, Quantitative information

Tufte, Edward R.. Visual explanations: Images and quantities, evidence and narrative. Cheshire: Graphics Press, 1997.

Arnheim, Rudolf. Art and visual perception: A psychology of the creative eye. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1974.

Piaget and Cook, Construction of reality

Vygotski, L. S.. Thought and language. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1962.

Wong, Wucius. Principles of form and design. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1993.

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Rossi, Paolo. Logic and the art of memory: The quest for a universal language. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.

Wildgen, Wolfgang. “From Lullus to Cognitive Semantics: The Evolution of a Theory of Semantic Fields,” delivered to the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy. Boston, 1998. (available online at

Eco, Umberto. The search for the perfect language. Oxford: Blackwell, 1995.

James, William. Some problems of philosophy. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1979.

Wittgenstein, Ludwig, edited by Wright and Nyman. Last writings on the philosophy of psychology. Oxford: Blackwell, 1992.

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James, Problems of philosophy

James, William. The principles of psychology. New York: Dover Publications, 1918

Kandel, Eric R.. In search of memory: The emergence of a new science of mind. New York: Norton, 2006.

Bouveresse, Wittgenstein reads Freud

Long, Eugene Thomas. Jaspers and Bultmann: A dialogue between philosophy and theology in the existentialist tradition. Durham: Duke University Press, 1968.

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Haber, Ralph Norman, and Maurice Hershenson. The psychology of visual perception. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1973.

Arnheim, Art and visual perception

Quine, W. V.. Quiddities: An intermittently philosophical dictionary. Cambridge: Belknap, 1987.

Eco, Kant and the platypus

Badiou, Alain. Being and event. London: Continuum, 2005.

Wittgenstein, Tractatus

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