Hart of Empire

Hart of Empire

by David Saul
     
 

Is linguistic meaning to be accounted for independently of the states of mind of language users, or can it only be explained in terms of them? If the latter, what account of the mental states in question avoids circularity? In this book Brian Loar offers a subtle and comprehensive theory that both preserves the natural priority of the mind in explanations of

Overview

Is linguistic meaning to be accounted for independently of the states of mind of language users, or can it only be explained in terms of them? If the latter, what account of the mental states in question avoids circularity? In this book Brian Loar offers a subtle and comprehensive theory that both preserves the natural priority of the mind in explanations of meaning, and gives an independent characterisation of its features. the nature of meaning and its relation to the mind is probably the area of paramount concern among philosophers. The theory presented here, by its reach and substance and the thoroughness and sophistication of its development, makes a major contribution to the debate.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'Mind and Meaning is an impressive book - both for its wide-ranging discussion and synthesis of relevant literature and for the novel twist it gives to familiar strands from the philosophies of mind and language. [It is] the most elaborately articulated contribution to date to functionalist theories of propositional attitudes.' Noús

'Every philosopher of mind in the mainstream British and American tradition should read this book.' Philosophy of Science

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340953679
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date:
02/01/2012
Series:
George Hart Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Saul David is Professor of War Studies at the University of Buckingham and the bestselling author of Zulu Hart, the first novel in the George Hart series, as well as several critically-acclaimed history books, including The Indian Mutiny: 1857 (shortlisted for the Westminster Medal for Military Literature), Zulu: The Heroism and Tragedy of the Zulu War of 1879 (a Waterstone's Military History Book of the Year) and, most recently, Victoria's Wars: The Rise of Empire.
An experienced broadcaster, Saul David has presented and appeared in history programmes for all the major TV channels and is a regular contributor to Radio 4.
Visit Saul's website at www.sauldavid.co.uk and follow Saul on Twitter @sauldavid66

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