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On the Philosophy of Language

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ISBN-10: 0534595812

ISBN-13: 9780534595814

Edition: 2006

Authors: S. Jack Odell

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ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE provides an engaging, first-hand survey of all the main issues and debates in the philosophy of language, with an emphasis on meaning and reference. From an initial examination of the origins of the field in the work of Russell and Frege, Odell goes on to discuss speech act theory, ordinary language approaches, the Quinean indeterminacy theses, and evolutionary semantics. The text serves well as either a stand-alone introduction to the philosophy of language in its historical and contemporary aspects or as a supplementary text to primary readings in the philosophy of language. The Wadsworth Philosophical Topics Series presents readers with concise, timely, and…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/10/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

S. Jack Odell (Ph.D., University of Illinois) is an Associate Professor of Philosophy. Professor Odell works in the theory of meaning, Wittgenstein, metaphilosophy, and Twentieth-Century philosophy.

Preface
Introduction
Meaning as Referring (Frege, Russell, Meinong and the Early Wittgenstein)
Meaning as Use (The Later Wittgenstein, Strawson, Austin and Searle)
Other The ories of Meaning (Verification, Truth Functional and Inferential The ories; Carnap, Tarski, and Davidson)
Descriptive and Causal The ories of Referring (Strawson, Searle, Kripke and Putnam)
Philosophy, Linguistics and Cognitive Science (Chomsky, Fodor and the Later Wittgenstein)
The Cipher or Paraphrastic Account of Conventional Meaning
Bibliography
Index