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Locke's Philosophy of Language
     

Locke's Philosophy of Language

by Walter R. Ott
 

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ISBN-10: 0521831199

ISBN-13: 9780521831192

Pub. Date: 11/30/2003

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:
9780521831192
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
159
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.51(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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