First Person

Author: Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of California Santa Cruz Noah Wardrip-Fruin,Noah Wardrip-Fruin,Pat Harrigan,Freelance Writer and Editor Pat Harrigan

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262232326

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 331

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The relationship between story and game, and related questions of electronic writing and play, examined through a series of discussions among new media creators and theorists.

First Person Jewish

Author: Alisa Lebow

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816643547

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

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Examining more than a dozen films from Jewish artists, this book reveals how the postmodern impulse to turn the lens inward intersects provocatively with historical tropes and stereotypes of the Jew. It focuses on Jewish filmmakers working on the margins and examines the work of Jonathan Caouette, Chantal Akerman and many more.

First-Person Journalism

Author: Martha Nichols

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000475034

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 210

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A first-of-its-kind guide for new media times, this book provides practical, step-by-step instructions for writing first-person features, essays, and digital content. Combining journalism techniques with self-exploration and personal storytelling, First-Person Journalism is designed to help writers to develop their personal voice and establish a narrative stance. The book introduces nine elements of first-person journalism—passion, self-reporting, stance, observation, attribution, counterpoints, time travel, the mix, and impact. Two introductory chapters define first-person journalism and its value in building trust with a public now skeptical of traditional news media. The nine practice chapters that follow each focus on one first-person element, presenting a sequence of "voice lessons" with a culminating writing assignment, such as a personal trend story or an open letter. Examples are drawn from diverse nonfiction writers and journalists, including Ta-Nehisi Coates, Joan Didion, Helen Garner, Alex Tizon, and James Baldwin. Together, the book provides a fresh look at the craft of nonfiction, offering much-needed advice on writing with style, authority, and a unique point of view. Written with a knowledge of the rapidly changing digital media environment, First-Person Journalism is a key text for journalism and media students interested in personal nonfiction, as well as for early-career nonfiction writers looking to develop this narrative form.

Naturalism and the First-Person Perspective

Author: Lynne Rudder Baker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199914737

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Science and its philosophical companion, Naturalism, represent reality in wholly nonpersonal terms. How, if at all, can a nonpersonal scheme accommodate the first-person perspective that we all enjoy? In this volume, Lynne Rudder Baker explores that question by considering both reductive and eliminative approaches to the first-person perspective. After finding both approaches wanting, she mounts an original constructive argument to show that a non-Cartesian first-person perspective belongs in the basic inventory of what exists. That is, the world that contains us persons is irreducibly personal. After arguing for the irreducibilty and ineliminability of the first-person perspective, Baker develops a theory of this perspective. The first-person perspective has two stages, rudimentary and robust. Human infants and nonhuman animals with consciousness and intentionality have rudimentary first-person perspectives. In learning a language, a person acquires a robust first-person perspective: the capacity to conceive of oneself as oneself, in the first person. By developing an account of personal identity, Baker argues that her theory is coherent, and she shows various ways in which first-person perspectives contribute to reality.

Scepticism and the First Person

Author: Samuel Charles Coval

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317440447

Category: Philosophy

Page: 134

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Originally published in 1966. This book considers the perceived asymmetries between the self and others, or between self and things. An in-depth analysis of scepticism, dualism, belief, knowledge and semantics. A topic which is central to both epistemology but also the whole of contemporary philosophy.

The First-Person Point of View

Author: Wolfgang Carl

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110379368

Category: Philosophy

Page: 198

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The interest in a better understanding of what is constitutive for being a person is a concern philosophy shares with some of the sciences. The views currently discussed in evolutionary biology and in the neurosciences are very much influenced by traditional philosophical views about the self and self-knowledge, while contemporary philosophical accounts are not considered at all. Such an account will be given by an analysis of three focal elements of the use of the first-person pronoun. These elements have something to do with the faculty of taking a first-person point of view. The conceptual structure of this point of view is explained by comparing it with a second- and third-person point of view. There is an extensive discussion of various views about self-knowledge (Davidson, Bilgrami, Burge), and a new conception of authoritative self-knowledge is established. The first-person point of view is a reflexive attitude which includes various attitudes to one's past and future. These attitudes are necessarily or contingently de se. By bringing into focus the concern for one's future intentions will be discussed as an activity-based attitude, while there are other attitudes, like hope or fear, which are shaped by the acceptance of one's future situations which are not, or not completely under one's control. This view gives rise to a criticism of Frankfurt's notion of Caring.

Effective First-Person Biblical Preaching

Author: J. Kent Edwards

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310314550

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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The Steps from Text to Narrative SermonPresenting biblically centered sermons in a new,creative genrePastors and teachers are always on the lookout for newways to expand the effectiveness of their preaching.Sermons delivered in the first-person point of view canweave the power of story and drama into the biblicalteaching, making familiar—and not-so-familiar—characters and situations come to life. This book helpsstudents and pastors understand how first-personsermons can be preached with biblical integrity. Itextends Haddon Robinson’s “big idea” philosophy ofpreaching to this new genre.J. Kent Edwards takes a practical approach as he walksreaders through the steps needed for creating sermonsthat are faithful to the text and engaging to the listener.Examples and worksheets enable readers to apply thisunique approach to one of their own sermons. The bookincludes a CD-ROM with a video sample of first-personnarrative preaching.

First Person Singular III

Author: E. F. K. Koerner

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027245762

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 267

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This sequel to the First Person Singular volumes published in 1980 and 1991, respectively (SiHoLS 21 and 61) presents autobiographical accounts by major North American linguists. This material provides an important primary source for the history and development of the discipline during the 20th century. The volume includes photographs of all contributors and is completed by a full index of biographical names and a detailed index of subjects and languages which turn it into a useful research tool.

First Person Imperfect

Author: Paul McComas

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462097708

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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To read these 19 stories is to become the confidant of 19 very different, very real people. Whether tagging along with one of the nine children who open their lives and hearts to you or accompanying one of the 10 adults struggling to let go or hang on or strike out in a new direction, you will find yourself quickly caught up in these characters' lives. If you crave deep connection with quirky, disarmingly genuine people, then you'll enjoy an in-person look at "First Person Imperfect."

First Person Tales

Author: Gergana Apostolova

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466955570

Category: Fiction

Page: 134

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This is a book of ten separate tales which contain smaller tales and are interconnected in the manner of Scheherazade's stories, but disclose the intimate relationship of humanity and nature. The tales are based on the first-person-singular involvement of the reader who is the potential teller after experiencing the events from the tales. Some of the tales are definitely in the feminine, some are in the masculine, but most of them go deeper into the roots of our individuality where gender is only humanity. The action is set in both the real and the absurd adventure of our minds: growing to know ourselves while cutting through our fears, memories, daydreams and role-play games, likes and dislikes, evaluations and senses. That is why the action of the tales is like a relaxed revisiting of a picturesque dreamy land; it is like dream weaving in a motion picture where the colors of a rolling scenery are combined with real smells, sounds and the unbound ability to move through space and time and understand the language of every natural object whether a rock or an alien or a tree. The tales are told in an amorphous set of texts which is like the part of a single-person's mind life. This is the form of a proto-novel whose plot and subplots are not bound in a line of development but resemble a tree where each tale is like a golden apple, ready to fall into the hand of a willing reader after having sucked the juices of the mother-stem. The texts are to be used in adaptations: retold in the first person singular by grown-ups to kids or vise versa; transformed into game settings, into film versions, into drawing books, or into simplified texts to be finished by learners.