The Taming of the True

Author: Neil Tennant

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199251605

Category: Philosophy

Page: 465

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The Taming of the True poses a broad challenge to the realist views of meaning and truth that have been prominent in recent philosophy. Neil Tennant starts with a careful critical survey of the realism debate, guiding the reader through its complexities; he then presents a sustained defence of the anti-realist view that every truth is knowable in principle, and that grasp of meaning must be able to be made manifest. Sceptical arguments for the indeterminacy or non-factuality of meaning are countered; and the much-maligned notion of analyticity is reinvestigated and rehabilitated. Tennant goes on to show that an effective logical system can be based on his anti-realist view; the logical system that he advocates is justified as a body of analytic truths and inferential principles. Having laid the foundations for global semantic anti-realism, Tennant moves to the world of empirical understanding, and gives an account of the cognitive credentials of natural scientific discourse.He shows that the same canon of constructive and relevant inference suffices both for intuitionistic mathematics and for empirical science. This is an ambitious and contentious book which aims to reform not only theory of meaning, but our deductive practices across a broad range of discourses.

The Taming of the Shrew

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Book Jungle

ISBN: 9781603037129

Category: Drama

Page: 160

View: 2417

Can a man tame an ill-tempered woman? Petruchio thinks he is up to the task in The Taming of the Shrew. William Shakespeare (1564 ż 1616) is the most influential writer in English history. Shakespeare has been called The Barb of Avon and Englandżs national poet. There are 2 narrative poems, 154 sonnets and 38 plays in his collected works. He began work as an actor and writer in London first writing comedies and historic plays. He later wrote tragedies. Romeo and Juliet, MacBeth and Othello are some of his more famous plays. The Taming of the Shrew was an early comedy. The play begins with a drunken man who is deceived into thinking he is a nobleman. He then watches this play in which the noble Petruchio married an outspoken ill-tempered woman. Katherine is eventually tamed to the will be Petruchio. The play has been adapted into opera, stage plays and screen plays. Cole Porterżs play Kiss Me Kate is one instance

The Taming of a Shrew

The 1594 Quarto

Author: Stephen Roy Miller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521563239

Category: Drama

Page: 155

View: 1261

This is a modernized edition of an anonymous play, long known to scholars, which appears to be an alternative version of Shakespeare's popular comedy, The Taming of the Shrew. Stephen Miller suggests that an anonymous person rewrote Shakespeare's more complicated version, making it shorter, simpler and different in some ways. The main difference between the two plays concerns the framing story of Christopher Sly, the drunk, who disappears early on in Shakespeare's version. A Shrew, as it is usually known, contains additional material for Sly which is familiar to playgoers because it is often included in productions of Shakespeare's play. The Taming of a Shrew, The 1594 Quarto, provides a modernized text based upon a re-examination of the quarto and extensive commentary. Miller's introduction establishes a direct link between A Shrew and The Shrew and includes an illustrated stage history.

The Taming of the Drew

Author: Stephanie Kate Strohm

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510702164

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3489

Cass McKay has been called stubborn, temperamental, difficult, and that word that rhymes with “witch” more times than she cares to count. But that’s all about to pay off. She has finally landed the role she was born to play—Kate, in The Taming of the Shrew—in the summer apprentice program of a renowned Shakespeare theater company in the forests of Vermont. But Cass can barely lace up her corset before her troubles begin. Her leading man, Drew, is a complete troll, and he’s going to ruin Cass’s summer. Even worse, Cass’s bunkmate Amy has somehow fallen head over heels for Drew. Cass can’t let Amy throw herself at a total jerk, so she comes up with a genius plan to give Drew the personality makeover he so desperately needs: they’ll tame Drew just as Petruchio tames Kate! But as Shakespeare’s classic plays out offstage, Cass finds it harder and harder to resist falling for Drew herself. The best kind of entertainment, The Taming of the Drew is smart, funny, fresh, and original. You’re going to love this badass heroine and her friends. You might even end up liking Drew, too.

The Taming of the Shrew

Author: William Shakespeare,Elizabeth Schafer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521667418

Category: Drama

Page: 258

View: 9792

The story of Katherina Minola and her marriage to Petruchio has been popular in the theatre for four centuries. The Taming of the Shrew's ongoing appeal is easy to understand - it offers almost production-proof farce, plus the perennially popular joke of the battle of the sexes - but Katherina's story, and the joke of taming an unruly woman have become increasingly controversial. This edition of The Taming of the Shrew examines how theatre directors and performers have explored the complexities of Katherina's story and that of Christopher Sly, the poor man whose story frames that of Katherine. The edition surveys a wide variety of theatrical interpretations of the play in the English-speaking world, particularly in the UK, North America, and Australia and New Zealand. It informs readers about precise details of the stage action in the context of contemporary theatrical, social and political conditions.

The Taming of the Queen

Author: Philippa Gregory

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476758794

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 9514

By the #1 New York Times bestselling author behind the Starz original series The White Queen, a riveting new Tudor tale featuring King Henry VIII’s sixth wife Kateryn Parr, the first English queen to publish under her own name. Why would a woman marry a serial killer? Because she cannot refuse… Kateryn Parr, a thirty-year-old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wives—King Henry VIII—commands her to marry him. Kateryn has no doubt about the danger she faces: the previous queen lasted sixteen months, the one before barely half a year. But Henry adores his new bride and Kateryn’s trust in him grows as she unites the royal family, creates a radical study circle at the heart of the court, and rules the kingdom as Regent. But is this enough to keep her safe? A leader of religious reform and the first woman to publish in English, Kateryn stands out as an independent woman with a mind of her own. But she cannot save the Protestants, under threat for their faith, and Henry’s dangerous gaze turns on her. The traditional churchmen and rivals for power accuse her of heresy—the punishment is death by fire and the king’s name is on the warrant… From an author who has described all of Henry’s queens comes a deeply intimate portrayal of the last: a woman who longed for passion, power, and education at the court of a medieval killer.

The Taming of Chance

Author: Ian Hacking

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107650712

Category: Political Science

Page: 284

View: 7322

In this important study Ian Hacking continues the enquiry into the origins and development of certain characteristic modes of contemporary thought undertaken in such previous works as the best-selling The Emergence of Probability. Professor Hacking shows how by the late-nineteenth century it became possible to think of statistical patterns as explanatory in themselves, and to regard the world as not necessarily deterministic in character. In the same period the idea of human nature was displaced by a model of normal people with laws of dispersion. These two parallel transformations fed into each other, so that chance made the world seem less capricious: it was legitimated because it brought order out of chaos. Combining detailed scientific historical research with characteristic philosophic breadth and verve, The Taming of Chance brings out the relations between philosophy, the physical sciences, mathematics and the development of social institutions, and provides a unique and authoritative analysis of the 'probabilisation' of the western world.

The Taming of the Pooch

An Actually True Romance

Author: Al (Alfred) Dotson,Isabella Sforza

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988282056

Category:

Page: 213

View: 7766

"The Taming of the Pooch," by Isabella Sforza. Edited for 21st century lovers by Al Dotson: From the Jamestown Shakespeare Manuscripts comes the earliest and quite possibly the greatest paperback girl-takes-charge romance of all time, witty, warm, and scrumptious. Written in 1555 (in Italian) by Isabella Sforza, Lady Porcigliano, and translated by Anne Cook Bacon, the Taming of the Pooch arises from the countess's love affair with the Renaissance humorist, Hortensio Lando; but her story features the courtship of Caterina di Baptista of Padua, who teaches her Petruchio everything that every woman ever wished her man knew about true love. Recovered at last from the dustbin of patriarchalist history, Lady Porcigliano's Taming may be the most transformative woman's romance since Adam and Eve. Also, the funniest. Word Game: Find the paperback romance titles in "The True Mystery" and win $10,000 or more. Contest rules and entry form at www.wicked-good-books.com

The Taming of the Rogue

Author: Amanda McCabe

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459227506

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7942

Anna Barrett is more comfortable filling tankards at the White Heron Theater than shopping for corsets. Her "take no prisoners" attitude has earned her a tough reputation. Where she was once innocent and naive, now she's vowed never to be ensnared by a man again. Except Robert Alden is not just any man…. Gorgeous, dashing and decidedly reckless, this playwright has left a trail of broken hearts across London. He's also a spy on a dangerous assignment. Anna cannot help getting embroiled in his mission—even if this seemingly untameable rogue is the last person with whom she should become involved….

The Taming of Katrina

Author: Shara Azod

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557728843

Category:

Page: 186

View: 7949

Return to New Orleans... On the outside, she is fire and ice. But cool, calm, and collected Katrina Smith isn't all that she seems. Like a rippling pool, waves from her past continue to shake her inside. Aubrey had always been the studious one, but Katrina finds that his depth of knowledge goes far deeper than just books. He knows how to set her body ablaze while calming the storms in her sea. But can their love survive the maelstrom of trouble that finds them?

Vinegar Girl

A Novel

Author: Anne Tyler

Publisher: Hogarth

ISBN: 0804141274

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 8353

Pulitzer Prize winner and American master Anne Tyler brings us an inspired, witty and irresistible contemporary take on one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies Kate Battista feels stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister Bunny? Plus, she’s always in trouble at work – her pre-school charges adore her, but their parents don’t always appreciate her unusual opinions and forthright manner. Dr. Battista has other problems. After years out in the academic wilderness, he is on the verge of a breakthrough. His research could help millions. There’s only one problem: his brilliant young lab assistant, Pyotr, is about to be deported. And without Pyotr, all would be lost. When Dr. Battista cooks up an outrageous plan that will enable Pyotr to stay in the country, he’s relying – as usual – on Kate to help him. Kate is furious: this time he’s really asking too much. But will she be able to resist the two men’s touchingly ludicrous campaign to bring her around? From the Hardcover edition.

Taming the Tiger

From the Depths of Hell to the Heights of Glory

Author: Anthony Tony,Little Angela

Publisher: Authentic Media Inc

ISBN: 1850789045

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

View: 3588

From the depths of hell in Cyprus's notorious Nicosia Central Prison, all might have been lost but for the visits of a stranger... Tony Anthony knew no fear. Three times World Kung Fu Champion, he was self-assured, powerful and at the pinnacle of his art. An extraordinary career awaited him. Working in the higher echelons of close protection security, he travelled the globe, guarding some of the world's wealthiest, most powerful and influential people. This fast paced, compelling and at times, chilling account, is Tony's deeply moving true story. More extraordinary than fantasy, more remarkable than fiction, this blockbusting read almost defies belief. With fascinating insight into China's martial arts, and the knife-edge adrenaline highs of the bodyguard lifestyle, it documents the personal tragedy that turned a 'disciple of enlightenment' into a bloodthirsty, violent man.

The Taming of the Tights

Author: Louise Rennison

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062226223

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8933

Teens who adore Louise Rennison's heroine Georgia Nicolson will love her cousin Tallulah Casey even more! Meg Cabot, New York Times bestselling author of the Princess Diaries series, raved, "Tallulah is even funnier, warmer, and sweeter than her cousin Georgia Nicolson." In The Taming of the Tights, the third book in the (Mis)Adventures of Tallulah Casey series, Tallulah and her mates are back to finish their winter term at the Dother Hall performing arts program. And Tallulah is determined to finally show the world she's a true star of the stage! Out of the spotlight, Tallulah's life is filled with just as much drama. She's distracted by bad-boy Cain and trying her best to keep her accidental snog-session with him a secret. And although she is slowly beginning to think that maybe he's not so bad after all, she also continues to wonder about unavailable Charlie and dreamy Alex. Who would make the perfect leading man?

The taming of the shrew. 1631. The history of King Lear. 1608. The troublesome raigne of King Iohn, in two parts. 1611. The tragedie of Richard the Second. 1615. The historie of Henry the Fourth. 1613. The second part of Henry the Fourth. 1600

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Taming of Ryder Cavanaugh

Author: Stephanie Laurens

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062066285

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 2038

#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens returns with the next in her Cynster Sisters series... The Honorable Miss Mary Cynster always gets what she wants. As the last unwed Cynster of her generation, she is determined to remain in charge of her life and of the man she will marry. At the very bottom of her list of potential husbands is Ryder Cavanaugh, the daring and devastating Marquess of Raventhorne, an overwhelming and utterly unmanageable lion of the ton. But destiny has a different plan. Ryder needs Mary as his wife, not just because she is delightful, fiery, and tempting, but because he values all she could be. When fate and circumstance hand him the chance, he claims Mary as his marchioness...only to discover what he truly desires is not just to take her hand in marriage, but to capture her heart.

The taming of the shrew for young people

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Swan Books (CA)

ISBN: 9780934048200

Category: Drama

Page: 62

View: 6002

An abridged version of Shakespeare's original text, with suggestions for simple staging. Includes parenthetical explanations and descriptions within the text and announcers who summarize deleted passages.

Twenty of the Plays of Shakespeare: The taming of the shrew. 1631. The history of King Lear. 1608. The troublesome raigne of King Iohn, in two parts. 1611. The tragedie of Richard the Second. 1615. The historie of Henry the Fourth. 1613. The second part of Henry the Fourth. 1600

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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The Taming of the Shrew Companion

Author: BookCaps

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1621074927

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 5917

The Taming of the Shrew is one of the greatest comedies ever written--but let's face it..if you don't understand it, then you are not alone. This annotated book includes a summary of each scene, an overview of themes and characters. It does not include the play. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.