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Locke's Philosophy of Language
     

Locke's Philosophy of Language

by Walter R. Ott
 

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ISBN-10: 0521036011

ISBN-13: 9780521036016

Pub. Date: 03/26/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Walter Ott proposes a new interpretation of John Locke's thesis—that words signify ideas in the mind of the speaker. Ott argues that Locke relies on an ancient tradition that defines signification as reliable indication. He then uses this interpretation to analyze crucial areas of Locke's metaphysics and epistemology.

Overview

Walter Ott proposes a new interpretation of John Locke's thesis—that words signify ideas in the mind of the speaker. Ott argues that Locke relies on an ancient tradition that defines signification as reliable indication. He then uses this interpretation to analyze crucial areas of Locke's metaphysics and epistemology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521036016
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/26/2007
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Note on textual references; Introduction; 1. Signs and signification; 2. Particles and propositions; 3. Essence and abstraction; 4. Locke contra the Aristotelians: signification and definition; 5. Beyond the bounds of sense?; 6. The reception of Locke's philosophy of language; 7. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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