Language, Names, and Information / Edition 1

Language, Names, and Information / Edition 1

by Frank Jackson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405161582

ISBN-13: 9781405161589

Pub. Date: 09/07/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Language, Names, and Information is an important contribution to philosophy of language by one of its foremost scholars, challenging the pervasive view that the description theory of proper names is dead in the water, and defending a version of the description theory from a perspective on language that sees words as a wonderful source of information about

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Language, Names, and Information is an important contribution to philosophy of language by one of its foremost scholars, challenging the pervasive view that the description theory of proper names is dead in the water, and defending a version of the description theory from a perspective on language that sees words as a wonderful source of information about the nature of the world we live in.

  • Challenges current pervasive view that the description theory of reference for proper names has been refuted
  • Discusses several topics at the center of current debates, including representation and information, two-dimensionalism, possible worlds, and broad vs. narrow content
  • Maintains the conversational and somewhat informal tone of the original lectures upon which the book is based

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405161589
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/07/2010
Series:
Blackwell / Brown Lectures in Philosophy Series, #3
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Prologue

Lecture One The Debate Over the Theory of Reference for Proper Names 1

Lecture Two Understanding, Representation, Information 30

Lecture Three Ir-content and the Set of Worlds Where a Sentence is True 61

Lecture Four Two Spaceism 83

Lecture Five The Informational Value of Names 102

References 147

Index 152

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