Philosophy of Language Contemporary Introduction

ISBN-10: 0415171164

ISBN-13: 9780415171168

Edition: 1999

Authors: William G. Lycan

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The main issues and theories of the philosophy of language in the 20th century are introduced in this volume. It includes theories of descriptions, distinction, anaphora, proper names and surveys the competing theories of linguistic meaning.
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Book details

List price: $35.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/31/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Introduction: meaning and reference
Reference and Referring
Definite descriptions
Proper names: the description theory
Proper names: Direct Reference and the Causal-Historical theory
Theories of Meaning
Traditional theories of meaning
"Use" theories
Psychological theories: Grice's program
Verificationism
Truth-Condition Theories: Davidson's program
Truth-Condition Theories: possible worlds and intensional semantics
Pragmatics and Speech Acts
Semantic pragmatics
Speech acts and illocutionary force
Implicative relations
The Dark Side
Metaphor
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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