Duck Rabbit

Rabbit! makes it easy to agree on one thing—reading it again! Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version.

Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452138877

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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From the award-winning author of Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Oink comes a clever take on the age-old optical illusion: is it a duck or a rabbit? Depends on how you look at it! Readers will find more than just Amy Krouse Rosenthal's signature humor herethere's also a subtle lesson for kids who don't know when to let go of an argument. A smart, simple story that will make readers of all ages eager to take a side, Duck! Rabbit! makes it easy to agree on one thing—reading it again! Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version. Additionally for devices that support audio, this ebook includes a read-along setting.

Frog Duck and Rabbit

Three animal friends make a costume for a parade.

Author: Susanna Gretz

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9780027373271

Category: Animals

Page: 32

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Three animal friends make a costume for a parade.

Picture Theory

Wittgenstein's Duck- Rabbit, in Philosophical Investigations (Cambridge, MA:
Blackwell Publishers, 1958). obsession with the Duck-Rabbit, arguably one of the
most famous multistable metapictures in modern psychology, is traceable to this ...

Author: W. J. T. Mitchell

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226532325

Category: Art

Page: 445

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What precisely, W. J. T. Mitchell asks, are pictures (and theories of pictures) doing now, in the late twentieth century, when the power of the visual is said to be greater than ever before, and the "pictorial turn" supplants the "linguistic turn" in the study of culture? This book by one of America's leading theorists of visual representation offers a rich account of the interplay between the visible and the readable across culture, from literature to visual art to the mass media.

Raising Cain

Wittgensteins duck-rabbit is like a white performer in blackface: Is he white, is he
black? Is he yaller? Is it a duck, is it a rabbit? Is it a duckrab? Something is queer
about this duck-rabbit, depend upon it. Although it is like the blackface performer

Author: W. T. Lhamon

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674747111

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 269

View: 506

This is the story of an insubordinate, rebellious, popular culture stretching from Jim Crow to Hip hop. It is a look at how outcasts of official culture have made their own place in the world.

Fat Wednesday

(RC, I 87) A. Imagination When I look at the duck-rabbit against a background of
ducks, I see it only as a duck. It likely will not even enter my mind that it could be
seen as something else. The context of ducks hides its rabbit aspect and
prevents ...

Author: John Verdi

Publisher: Paul Dry Books

ISBN: 1589880544

Category: Philosophy

Page: 296

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John Verdi probes how the inexplicable connections of words can help us understand the ever-changing connections of things that we actually see in everyday experience. In his preface he writes, "I explore two related concepts: aspect-seeing and experiencing the meaning of a word." Verdi considers how our experience of seeing aspects, wherever they appear, helps us imagine possible meanings for philosophy's opening question: "What is there?" He illuminates Ludwig Wittgenstein's ideas on language and perception while challenging readers to think through for themselves the different ways in which we see. A major influence in the development of analytic philosophy, Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) was a leading thinker in the study of logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language.

Speaking of Art

Certain gestures, for instance, which indicate the three-dimensional relations:
fine shades of behaviour.19 I think what he has to say of it applies as well to the
Duck-Rabbit. To paraphrase the passage, what tells us that someone is seeing
the ...

Author: P. Kivy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940102412X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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As the title of this book was meant to suggest, its subject is the way we talk about (and write about) works of art: or, rather, one of the ways, namely, the way we describe works of art for critical purposes. Be cause I wished to restrict my subject matter in this way, I have made a sharp, and no doubt largely artificial distinction between describing and evaluating. And I must, at the outset, guard against a misreading of this distinction to which I have left myself open. In distinguishing between evaluative and descriptive aesthetic judgments, I am not saying that when I assert "X is p," where p is a "descriptive" term like "unified," or "delicate," or "garish," I may not at the same time be evaluating X too; and I am not saying that when I make the obviously "evaluative" assertion "X is good," I may not be describing X. Clearly, if I say "X is unified" I am evaluating X in that unity is a good-making feature of works of art; and as it is correct in English at least to call an evaluation a description, I do not want to suggest that if an assertion is evaluative, it cannot be de scriptive (although there have been many philosophers who have thought this indeed to be the case).

Wittgenstein s Intentions Routledge Revivals

Now we may formulate some particular questions about the duck-rabbit. What
features of the sensation produced by looking at the picture of the duck-rabbit are
involved in seeing the picture as a duck, and just how are they so involved?

Author: Stuart Shanker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317682424

Category: Philosophy

Page: 244

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Wittgenstein’s Intentions, first published in 1993, presents a series of essays dedicated to the great Wittgenstein exegete John Hunter. The problematic topics discussed are identified not only by Wittgenstein’s own philosophical writings, but also by contemporary scholarship: areas of ambiguity, perhaps even confusion, as well as issues which the father of analytic philosophy did not himself address. The difficulties involved in speaking cogently about religious belief, suspicion, consciousness, the nature of the will, the coincidence of our thoughts with reality, and transfinite numbers are all investigated, as well as a variety of other intriguing questions: why can’t a baby pretend to smile? How do I know what I was going to say? Wittgenstein’s Intentions is an invaluable resource for students of Wittgenstein as well as scholars, and opens up a wide horizon of philosophical questioning for those as yet unfamiliar with this style of reasoning.

Subjectivity After Wittgenstein

Or, while aspect perception is not beyond description or justification, a person
seeing a duck in the duck/rabbit cannot draw on unambiguous information to
describe or justify what she sees. This raises the question as to whether seeing-
as still ...

Author: Chantal Bax

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441173013

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Although Wittgenstein is often held co-responsible for the so-called death of man as it was pronounced in the course of the previous century, no detailed description of his alternative to the traditional or Cartesian account of human being has so far been available. By consulting several parts of Wittgenstein's later oeuvre, Subjectivity after Wittgenstein aims to fill this gap. However, it also contributes to the debate about the Cartesian subject and its demise by discussing the criticism that the rethinking of subjectivity received, for it has been argued that the anti-Cartesian turn in continental philosophy has lead to a loss of a centre for both ethics and politics. By further exploring the implications of the Wittgensteinian account of human being, this book makes it clear that a non-Cartesian view on the subject is not necessarily ethically and politically inert. Moreover, it argues that ethical and political arguments should not automatically take precedence in a debate about the nature of man.

The Genius of Shakespeare

If we are then shown a drawing of a duck, we say 'duck', of a rabbit, 'rabbit', and of
a cow, 'cow'. Shown a duckrabbit, we will say either 'duck', 'rabbit', or 'now it's a
duck, now it's a rabbit'. But we will not say 'cow'. The image of the duck and the ...

Author: Jonathan Bate

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330538349

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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With an introduction by Simon Callow Judgements about the quality of works of art begin in opinion. But for the last two hundred years only the wilfully perverse (and Tolstoy) have denied the validity of the opinion that Shakespeare was a genius. Who was Shakespeare? Why has his writing endured? And what makes it so endlessly adaptable to different times and cultures? Exploring Shakespeare's life, including questions of authorship and autobiography, and charting how his legacy has grown over the centuries, this extraordinary book asks how Shakespeare has come to be such a powerful symbol of genius. Written with lively passion and wit, The Genius of Shakespeare is a fascinating biography of the life - and afterlife - of our greatest poet. Jonathan Bate, one of the world's leading Shakespearean scholars, has shown how the legend of Shakespeare's genius was created and sustained, and how the man himself became a truly global phenomenon. 'The best modern book on Shakespeare' Sir Peter Hall

Rabbit Goes Duck Hunting

Author: Deborah L. Duvall

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826333360

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Rabbit is determined to catch a larger wood duck than his friend Otter, but must avoid the mighty Chief of all the wood ducks if he wants to survive with his prize.

Pro Ecclesia Vol 20 N2

D. Stephen Long An empty bottle of “Duck Rabbit Beer” sits on my office desk,
given to me by a doctoral student. The bottle's logo is Jastrow's duck-rabbit,
which looked at in one perspective is a duck and in another a rabbit.1 From the
exact ...

Author: Pro Ecclesia

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442229241

Category: Religion

Page: 140

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Pro Ecclesia is a quarterly journal of theology published by the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology.


Thus, a birdwatcher and a rabbit-keeper are likely to see the duck-rabbit figure in
different ways; yet this difference does not imply that one way is better or a higher
form of perceptual organization. It does, however, call attention to the fact that ...

Author: James P. Sterba

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405191287

Category: Philosophy

Page: 591

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Ethics: The Big Questions, 2nd Edition focuses on the central questions of ethics, including topics such as: What is the nature of morality? How is morality justified? What are the requirements of morality? This volume draws together the best available classical and contemporary readings to help make these questions come alive for todays students. As with the first edition, Utilitarian, Kantian, and Aristotelian viewpoints are all well represented, and the second edition features updated sections throughout-including nineteen new readings-and an entirely new section on multiculturalism.Unique to this volume is its coverage of three main challenges to ethics: from feminism, which shows how gender is relevant to morality; from environmentalism, which raises the question who and what is to count in morality; and from multiculturalism, which emphasizes the importance of different perspectives on morality in different cultures. These challenges must be met if morality is to be justified, an.

The Sportsman s Directory and Year Book

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wolf , fox , partridge , rabbit - abundant . MINN . - Brainerd ; deer , bear , pheasant
, water fowl - abundant . Dower Lake ; Deer , partridge , chicken , duck , rabbit ...




Category: Sporting goods

Page: 201

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The Rabbit the Frog the Duck the Swan and the Wolf

The innovative wordplay tape contains four versions of the story read by Rob Golding, who plays Max in the television series: a read-along version, a sound effects version, a guess-the-missing-word version and a make-the-animal-noises ...



ISBN: 9780563475743

Category: Children's stories

Page: 23

View: 310

The Tweenies perform their own play about a rabbit, a frog, a duck and a swan, and their scary encounter with a big bad wolf. The innovative wordplay tape contains four versions of the story read by Rob Golding, who plays Max in the television series: a read-along version, a sound effects version, a guess-the-missing-word version and a make-the-animal-noises version.


( p.89 ) : The sketch of the duck - rabbit was originally employed by the American
psychologist J. Jastrow ( 1863–1944 ) in his book Fact and Fable in Psychology ,
published in 1900 , but the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein ...

Author: Frank den Oudsten

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754676553

Category: Social Science

Page: 490

View: 978

space.time.narrative calls for a paradigmatic shift of focus. It puts forward a unique approach, breaking down traditional barriers and offering a wide-ranging theoretical context, redefining and expanding the parameters and the dynamics of the exhibition-format in terms of an open, narrative environment, which at its roots displays deep similarities with performance on stage, or installation in urban and rural space.

Phenomenological Aspects of Wittgenstein s Philosophy

The very reason that we can say “Now I see it as duck” or “Now I see it as rabbit
is because we are so trained that we are able to relate our aspects to many
different actual things such as duck or rabbit. In other words, we can play the ...

Author: B.-C. Park

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401151512

Category: Philosophy

Page: 260

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In his writings around 1930, Wittgenstein relates his philosophy in different ways to the idea of phenomenology. He indicates that his main philosophical project had earlier been the construction of a purely phenomenological language, and even after having given up this project he believed that "the world we live in is the world of sense-data,,,l that is, of phenomenological objects. However, a problem is posed by the fact that he does not appear ever to have given a full, explicit account of what he means by his 'phenomenology', 'phenomenological language', or 'phenomenological problems'. In this book, I have tried to unravel the nature of Wittgenstein's phenomenology and to examine its importance for his entire work in philosophy. Phenomenology can be characterized as philosophy whose primary concern is what is immediately given in one's experience. This 'immediately given' is not merely impressions inside one's mind, but includes also the part of objective reality that impinges upon one's consciousness. Thus, an aim of phenomenological enterprise is to grasp this objective reality by attending to immediate experience. Husserl's phenomenology is in fact a case in point.

Philosophy of Language and Linguistics

The Case of the Duck / Rabbit Abstract: In Remarks on the philosophy of
psychology Wittgenstein uses ambiguous illusions to investigate the problematic
relation of perception and interpretation. I use this problem as a starting point for

Author: Piotr Stalmaszczyk

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110342758

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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The present volume investigates the legacy of Gottlob Frege, Bertrand Russell and Ludwig Wittgenstein in contemporary philosophy of language and linguistics. These philosophers inspired both the development of analytic philosophy and various philosophical approaches to the study of language. They have influenced technical discussions on truth, proper names, definite descriptions, propositions and predication, sense and reference, truth, and philosophical and linguistic inquiries into the relations between language, mind and the world. The studies gathered in this volume discuss most of these issues and aim to show that the results of this research are still of utmost importance, and that the three philosophers have significantly contributed to the linguistic turn in philosophy and the philosophical turn in the study of language. The volume includes contributions by: Joachim Adler (Zurich), Maria Cerezo (Murcia), Pawel Grabarczyk (Lodz), Arkadiusz Gutt (Lublin), Tom Hughes (Durham), Gabriele Mras (Vienna), Carl Humphries (Cracow), Gary Kemp (Glasgow), Siu-Fan Lee (Hong Kong), Jaroslav Peregrin (Prague), Ulrich Reichard (Durham), Piotr Stalmaszczyk (Lodz), Piotr Szalek (Lublin), Mieszko Talasiewicz (Warsaw).

The Conscious Brain

It is possible, for example, that when construing the duckrabbit as a duck, viewers
faintly imagine a duck's body and other features. Research has shown that
blackandwhite images of familiar objects are misperceived as being faintly
colored in ...

Author: Jesse J. Prinz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199977070

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

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The problem of consciousness continues to be a subject of great debate in cognitive science. Synthesizing decades of research, The Conscious Brain advances a new theory of the psychological and neurophysiological correlates of conscious experience. Prinz's account of consciousness makes two main claims: first consciousness always arises at a particular stage of perceptual processing, the intermediate level, and, second, consciousness depends on attention. Attention changes the flow of information allowing perceptual information to access memory systems. Neurobiologically, this change in flow depends on synchronized neural firing. Neural synchrony is also implicated in the unity of consciousness and in the temporal duration of experience. Prinz also explores the limits of consciousness. We have no direct experience of our thoughts, no experience of motor commands, and no experience of a conscious self. All consciousness is perceptual, and it functions to make perceptual information available to systems that allows for flexible behavior. Prinz concludes by discussing prevailing philosophical puzzles. He provides a neuroscientifically grounded response to the leading argument for dualism, and argues that materialists need not choose between functional and neurobiological approaches, but can instead combine these into neurofunctional response to the mind-body problem. The Conscious Brain brings neuroscientific evidence to bear on enduring philosophical questions, while also surveying, challenging, and extending philosophical and scientific theories of consciousness. All readers interested in the nature of consciousness will find Prinz's work of great interest.

The Indeterminacy of Beowulf

to visualise the duck and the rabbit simultaneously in our memories , we have no
difficulty in talking about the rabbit and the duck as being but different avatars of
the same entity ; and it may well be the case that we are led to our knowledge of ...

Author: Johann Köberl

Publisher: University Press of Amer


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 226

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Frustrated that after 200 years, scholars still disagreed over several crucial aspects of the Anglo-Saxon poem, Koberl undertook his own translation into plain English. It was then that he understood the full scale of ambiguity that riddles the text, and the impossibility of translating without interpreting. Many of the ambiguities he discusses have been examined by others, but he puts them into the context of the overall ambivalence of the poem as a whole. Quotations are in both the original and modern English. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.