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The director at the back of the Hollywood close-up and the inventor of the "midlife crisis," the medical professionals who promised to revive men's sexual vigour with monkey gland transplants and the neuroscientists mapping the middle-aged mind, the style designers and the feminists: they're all a part of the interesting parade of businessmen, entertainers, scientists, and hucksters who've formed our realizing and adventure of center age.

Midlife has swung among serving as an emblem of strength and effect and a metaphor for decline, but the discovery and background of this important interval of lifestyles have by no means ahead of been absolutely informed. Acclaimed New York occasions reporter Patricia Cohen eventually fills the space with a publication that provokes shock, outrage, and pleasure. In Our leading takes readers from turn-of-the-century factories that refused to rent middle-aged males to high-tech laboratories the place researchers are unraveling the secrets and techniques of the middle-aged brain and physique. She strains how midlife has been depicted in movie, tv, ads, and literature. Cohen exposes the myths of the midlife situation and empty-nest syndrome and investigates antiaging remedies reminiscent of human development hormones, estrogen, Viagra, Botox, and cosmetic surgery.

Exhilarating and empowering, In Our leading will compel readers to reexamine an issue they believe they already comprehend.

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Hirst refuses to confront the problem of the indexical character of our language (presumably as criteria) in social situations. We must assume that the idea of a 'public' is imported to imply the social, and to give strength to his claims for an unexplicated notion of 'consensus'. A major problem for Hirst's formulations then, lies in his construction and necessary assumption of only one possible form of the 'forms of knowledge' - one set of forms leading to the 'selfconscious rational mind of man'.

Thus to speak of mind as 'knowing' is to speak about par- 27 Chapter 3 ticular types of action indicating that 'knowing' has or is being done - the knowing is located· in the social world of performance, not in the private and impenetrable world of 'the ghost' Seeing Wittgenstein through his guiding statement of 'the meaning of a word is its use in the language•,· it is available that he is commenting on the nature of mind in his remarks on 'inner states'. Now Wittgenstein's concern with the 'use' context of language (and the problem of reflexivity) places him in opposition to views belonging to the meaning-naming theory of language (see his 'Tractatus') or to views that consider the meaning of a word to be whatever the speaker has in mind or feels 'privately'.

Mind within the philosopher's limits. Further, such a statement would seem to point to a version of knowledge as cumulative, as the past providing base lines for our forms of creativity and understanding. (8) It is stressed that 'knowledge, however, must never be thought of merely as vast bodies of tested symbolic expressions'; however, while playing down an idealist conception Hirst is in fact still operating with his own form of a priori categories. His forms of knowledge, though historically and descriptively socially constructed, nevertheless take on an ahistorical and absolutist form in his contemporary theorizing.

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