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n.1.(Eccl.) The showing of the sacrament on the altar in order that it may receive the adoration of the communicants.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Tambien estan los eventos de la globalizacion, la ostension de la tesis del fin de la historia, el choque de civilizaciones, violencia, exclusion y pobreza.
Chomsky cites a quote from Quine's paper "Linguistics and Philosophy" where Quine claims that there is much innate apparatus which will need to be discovered to tell us how the child gets over the great hump that lies beyond ostension. Quine further notes that if Chomsky's anti-empiricism says nothing more than that conditioning is not sufficient to explain language learning, then it is of a piece with his indeterminacy of translation argument.
Connor compares the ways in which cultural and political institutions have responded to the Great Recession and explores how the movie industry has undergone reshuffling and recentered itself in new emblems of the process of social integration such as protocol violation and ostension. The second half of the book identifies four forms in which the process of managing abstraction has come apart and subsequently been renormalized as the results of a new quasi-digital process.
He is a body working on behalf of LBJ, an extension of Johnson, not an ostension of himself as a self Johnson acknowledges that Boyd is now sharing a mission that he, Johnson, has carried alone: "Words to live my life by, son" (Wallace 1989, 89).
(3.352-81) In this case, the plea directly reaches the audience, identified as "Christian hearts," in an act of ostension which could have been easily signified gesturally by breaking the fourth wall in order to incriminate spectators directly.
(58) On this movement, see Chad Engelland, Ostension: Word Learning and the Embodied Mind (Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 2014), 131-70 and 193214.
I would not frame it in those terms, but I might make an analogous point by drawing upon the terminology of relevance theory and noting that ostensive-inferential communication is likewise a conceptual hybrid of authorial ostension and audience inferences (Sperber and Wilson 54).
Schuman reads The Castle as a Kafkaesque addition to Wittgenstein's attack on ostension. Focusing on the novel's strange depiction ofK.