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On the Philosophy of Language / Edition 1
     

On the Philosophy of Language / Edition 1

by S. Jack Odell
 

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ISBN-10: 0534595812

ISBN-13: 9780534595814

Pub. Date: 03/10/2005

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Presenting an engaging overview of Meaning and Referring that is accessible to undergraduate philosophy students and general readers, this title-a volume in the Wadsworth Philosophy Topics Series—provides a concise introduction to this pertinent topic of philosophical interest. The Wadsworth Philosophy Topics Series presents readers with concise, timely, and

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Presenting an engaging overview of Meaning and Referring that is accessible to undergraduate philosophy students and general readers, this title-a volume in the Wadsworth Philosophy Topics Series—provides a concise introduction to this pertinent topic of philosophical interest. The Wadsworth Philosophy Topics Series presents readers with concise, timely, and insightful introductions to a variety of traditional and contemporary philosophical subjects. With this series edited by Daniel Kolak of the William Paterson University of New Jersey, philosophy students will be able to discover the richness of philosophical inquiry across a wide array of concepts, including hallmark philosophical themes and topics typically underrepresented in mainstream philosophy publishing. Written by a distinguished list of scholars who have been noted for their exceptional teaching abilities, this series presents the vast sweep of today's philosophical exploration in highly accessible and affordable volumes. These books will prove valuable to philosophy teachers and their students as well as to other readers who share a general interest in philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534595814
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/10/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. 1. Meaning as Referring (Frege, Russell, Meinong and the Early Wittgenstein). 2. Meaning as Use (The Later Wittgenstein, Strawson, Austin and Searle). 3. Other Theories of Meaning (Verification, Truth Functional and Inferential Theories; Carnap, Tarski, and Davidson). 4. Descriptive and Causal Theories of Referring (Strawson, Searle, Kripke and Putnam). 5. Philosophy, Linguistics and Cognitive Science (Chomsky, Fodor and the Later Wittgenstein). 6. The Cipher or Paraphrastic Account of Conventional Meaning. Bibliography. Index.

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