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Companion to Philosophy of Language

Companion to Philosophy of Language - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0631213260

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Companion to Philosophy of Language - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0631213260

Crispin Ed. Wright and Bob Ed. Hale

ISBN13: 978-0631213260
ISBN10: 0631213260
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 97
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers

Published: 1997
International: No
Summary

Written by an international assembly of leading philosophers, this volume provides a survey of contemporary philosophy of language. As well as providing a synoptic view of the key issues, figures, concepts and debates, each essay makes new and original contributions to ongoing debate.

Topics covered include: rule following, modality, realism, indeterminacy of translation, inscrutability of reference, names and rigid destination, Davidson's program, meaning and verification, intention and convention, radical interpretation, tacit knowledge, metaphor, causal theories of semantics, objects and criteria of identity, theories of truth, force and pragmatics, essentialism, demonstratives, reference and necessity, identity, meaning and privacy of language, vagueness and the sorites paradox, holisms, propositional attitudes, analyticity.

Author Bio

Hale, Bob (Ed.) : University of St Andrews

Bob Hale is Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy at the University of Glasgow. His philosophical interests lie mainly in the philosophy of mathematics and the philosophy of logic and language, and he has written numerous articles in all of these areas. He is also author of Abstract Objects (Blackwell Publishers, 1997).

Wright, Crispin (Ed.) : University of Glasgow

Crispin Wright is Professor of Logic and Metaphysics at the University of St Andrews. He has published widely in the philosophy of mathematics, logic and language including Frege's Conception of Numbers as Objects (1983), Truth and Objectivity (1992), and Realism, Meaning, and Truth, Second Edition (Blackwell Publishers, 1993).

Table of Contents

Preface.
Notes on Contributors.
Part I: Meaning and Theories of Meaning.
Part II: Language, Truth and Reality.
Part III: Reference, Identity and Necessity.
Glossary.
Index.


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