Philosophy of Language The Big Questions

ISBN-10: 0631206027
ISBN-13: 9780631206026
Edition: 1998
Authors: Andrea Nye
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Description: This anthology brings together readings in the philosophy of language from the ancient Greeks to contemporary analytic, feminist, and multicultural perspectives. It focuses on issues with direct bearing on concerns about knowledge and reality.

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Book details

List price: $53.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/6/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

This anthology brings together readings in the philosophy of language from the ancient Greeks to contemporary analytic, feminist, and multicultural perspectives. It focuses on issues with direct bearing on concerns about knowledge and reality.

General Introduction
Language: What is it?
Language as the Weaving Together of Forms
The Origins of Language
On Words
On the Scientific Justification of a Conceptual Notation
The Existential Matrix of Inquiry
Picturing Reality
Subjectivity in Language
Private Language, Public Languages
The Mark of Gender
Meaning
On Sense and Reference
The Principle of Verifiability
Meaning as Use
Biosemantics
How can Language be Sexist?
Speaking
Meaning
Performative Utterances
Verbal Interaction
Telling as Letting Know
He I Sought but did not Find
Reference
On Denoting
Naming and Necessity (excerpts)
The Formation of Objects
Critically Queer
'Worlds' and World Travelling
Truth
The Semantic Theory of Truth
The Method of Truth in Metaphysics
Truth as Coherence
Truth Through Social Praxis
Are Truth Claims Dysfunctional?
Other Minds and Foreign Tongues
The Translation of Unstranslatable Words
Indeterminacy of Translation
On the Very Idea of a Conceptual Scheme
An American Indian Model of the Universe
How to Tame a Wild Tongue
Language as Boundary

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