Readings in the Philosophy of Language

ISBN-10: 0262621142
ISBN-13: 9780262621144
Edition: 1997
Authors: Peter Ludlow
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Description: Philosophy has gradually lost certain subjects and areas of enquiry to the natural sciences. This collection of writings seeks to demonstrate how the philosophy of language, or at least a core part, is now spinning off into linguistic theory.

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Book details

List price: $64.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 7/9/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1091
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.938
Language: English

Philosophy has gradually lost certain subjects and areas of enquiry to the natural sciences. This collection of writings seeks to demonstrate how the philosophy of language, or at least a core part, is now spinning off into linguistic theory.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Language and Meaning
The Thought: A Logical Inquiry
Excerpt from The Blue and Brown Books
Translation and Meaning
Utterer's Meaning and Intentions
Truth and Meaning
What Model-Theoretic Semantics Cannot Do
What Is a Theory of Meaning?
Elucidations of Meaning
Knowledge of Meaning and Theories of Truth
Logical Form and Grammatical Form
Some Remarks on Logical Form
The Logical Form of Action Sentences
Semantic Structure and Logical Form
Deep Structure as Logical Form
Logical Form as a Level of Linguistic Representation
Definite and Indefinite Descriptions
Descriptions
On Referring
Reference and Definite Descriptions
Speaker's Reference and Semantic Reference
Context and Communication
Referential and Quantificational Indefinites
Indefinite Descriptions: In Defense of Russell
Names
On Sense and Reference
Proper Names
Reference and Proper Names
Lecture II of Naming and Necessity
The Causal Theory of Names
Demonstratives
Truth and Demonstratives
Dthat
Frege on Demonstratives
Understanding Demonstratives
Individuation and the Semantics of Demonstratives
Attitude Reports
The Method of Intension
On Synonymy and Indirect Discourse
Vagaries of Reference
On Saying That
Opacity and Scope
Sententialist Theories of Belief
A Puzzle about Belief
Direct Reference, Propositional Attitudes, and Semantic Content
The Prince and the Phone Booth: Reporting Puzzling Beliefs
Interpreted Logical Forms
Intensional "Transitive" Verbs and Concealed Complement Clauses
Index

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