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Philosophy of Language

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ISBN-10: 0195135431

ISBN-13: 9780195135435

Edition: 4th 2001 (Revised)

Authors: A. P. Martinich

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What is meaning? How is linguistic communication possible? What is the nature of language? What is the relationship between language and the world? How do metaphors work? The Philosophy of Language, considered the essential text in its field, is an excellent introduction to such fundamental questions. This revised edition collects 39 of the most important articles in the field, making it the most comprehensive volume on the subject. Several new articles are featured, including recent influential work by W.V. Quine, Donald Davidson, and John Searle, along with an entirely new section on interpretation and translation. Other selections include classic articles by such distinguished philosophers as Gottlob Frege, Bertrand Russell, P.F. Strawson, J.L. Austin, Hilary Putnam, and David Kaplan. The articles, arranged chronologically, represent evolving and varying approaches to the philosophy of language, with many articles building upon earlier ones or critically discussing them. Eight sections cover the central issues: Truth and Meaning, Speech Acts, Reference Descriptions, Names and Demonstratives, Propositional Attitudes, Metaphor, Interpretation and Translation, and the Nature of Language. The volume's introduction has been substantially expanded to give students a better background to the issues and explain the connections between them; and a bibliography of suggested further readings follows each section. Students of the philosophy of language will find this text to be the most comprehensive and up-to-date volume of its kind.
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Book details

List price: $56.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/30/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Truth And Meaning
Empiricist Criteria of Cognitive Significance: Problems and Changes (1950)
Two Dogmas of Empiricism (1951)
Intensional Semantics (1951)
The Semantic Conception of Truth and the Foundations of Semantics (1944)
Meaning (1957)
Truth and Meaning (1967)
Meaning and Truth (1969)
Speech Acts
Performative Utterances (1961)
What Is a Speech Act (1965)
A Taxonomy of Illocutionary Acts (1979)
Logic and Conversation (1975)
Indirect Speech Acts (1975)
Reference And Descriptions
On Sense and Nominatum (1892)
On Denoting (1905)
Descriptions (1919)
On Referring (1950)
Reference and Definite Descriptions (1966)
Names And Demonstratives
Proper Names (1958)
Naming and Necessity (1972)
The Causal Theory of Names (1973)
Meaning and Reference (1973)
Dthat (1975)
Proper Names and Intentionality (1983)
Propositional Attitudes
Quantifiers and Propositional Attitudes (1956)
On Saying That (1968)
Quantifying In (1968)
Semantic Innocence and Uncompromising Situations (1975)
A Puzzle About Belief (1979)
What Metaphors Mean (1978)
A Theory for Metaphor (1981)
Interpretation And Translation
Meaning (1992)
Belief and the Basis of Meaning (1974)
A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs (1985)
Indeterminacy, Empiricism, and the First Person (1987)
The Nature of Language
Of Words (1690)
Wittgenstein on Privacy (1965)
On Rules and Private Language (1982)
Languages and Language (1975)
Language and Problems of Knowledge (1988)