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A companion to the philosophy of language /
edited by Bob Hale and Crispin Wright.
imprint
Oxford [England] ; Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell, 1997.
description
xiii, 721 p.
ISBN
0631167579, 9780631167570
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imprint
Oxford [England] ; Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell, 1997.
isbn
0631167579
9780631167570
local note
Fisher copy: With dust jacket.
TRIN copy: 1998 printing.
catalogue key
994183
 
Gift; Michael Walsh; 2014; RB315555.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1998-02:
The 11th in the Blackwell "Companions in Philosophy" series (three more volumes are forthcoming), a series of reference works for students, with essays by leading philosophers, this volume features two dozen philosophers from the UK and the US who contribute to an overview of current work in philosophy of language. The approach is the mainstream Anglo-American tradition. The book is organized around three topics: (1) meaning, focusing on the work of Davidson, Dummett, and Grice; (2) language, truth, and reality, which deals with Kripke, Putnam, Quine, and Wittgenstein; and (3) reference, identity, and necessity, a set of Kripkean themes. Though aimed at a readership with considerable philosophical fluency, the essays do not presuppose specialized knowledge of the topics and writers in question. They should thus be accessible to sophisticated upper-level undergraduates. The bibliography is excellent; the index--at 31 pages--is superb; the 37-page glossary is cross-referenced. The editors confess that there are some missing topics--Wittgenstein's "criterion," semantic externalism, and supervenience. Even so, this book belongs in every library supporting an undergraduate philosophy major. Upper-division undergraduate; graduate; faculty. J. Churchill; Hendrix College
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Written by an international assembly of leading philosophers, this volume provides a survey of contemporary philosophy of language. As well as providing a synoptic view of the key issues, figures, concepts and debates, each essay makes new and original contributions to ongoing debate. Topics covered include: rule following, modality, realism, indeterminacy of translation, inscrutability of reference, names and rigid destination, Davidson's programme, meaning and verification, intention and convention, radical interpretation, tacit knowledge, metaphor, causal theories of semantics, objects and criteria of identity, theories of truth, force and pragmatics, essentialism, demonstratives, reference and necessity, identity, meaning and privacy of language, vagueness and the sorites paradox, holisms, propositional attitudes, analyticity.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This collection of essays by leading philosophers provides a definitive survey of contemporary philosophy of language. Topics covered include rule following, modality, realism, indeterminacy of translation, inscrutability of reference, and much more.
Main Description
This volume provides a survey of contemporary philosophy of language. As well as providing a synoptic view of the key issues, figures, concepts and debates, each essay makes new and original contributions to ongoing debate.
Publisher Fact Sheet
This volume is a key text & indispensable reference for philosophy of language, philosophical logic, metaphysics & epistemology.
Unpaid Annotation
Written by an international assembly of leading philosophers, this volume provides a benchmark survey of contemporary, philosophy of language. as well as providing a synoptic view of the key issues, figures, concepts and debates, each essay makes new and original contributions to the on-going debate. Topics covered include rule following, modality, realism, indeterminacy of translation, inscrutability of reference, names and rigid designation, Davidson's program, meaning and verification, intention and convention, radical interpretation, tacit knowledge, metaphor, causal theories of semantics, objects and criteria of identity, theories of truth, force and pragmatics, essentialism, demonstratives, reference and necessity, identity, meaning and privacy of language, vagueness and the sorites paradox, holisms, propositional attitudes, analyticity.
Table of Contents
Preface
Notes on Contributors
Meaning and Theories of Meaning
Meaning and Truth Conditions: From Frege's Grand Design to Davidson's
Meaning, Use, Verification
Intention and Convention
Pragmatics
A Guide to Naturalising Semantics
Meaning and Privacy
Tacit Knowledge
Radical Interpretation
Propositional Attitudes
Holism
Metaphor
Language, Truth and Reality
Realism and its Oppositions
Theories of Truth
Analyticity
Rule-following, Objectivity and Meaning
The Interdeterminacy of Translation
Putnam's Model-theoretical Argument against Metaphysical Realism
Sorites
Reference, Identity and Necessity
Modality
Essentialism
Reference and Necessity
Names and Rigid Designation
Indexicals and Demonstratives
Objects and Criteria of Identity
Relative Identity
Glossary
Index
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