Meaning / Edition 1

Meaning / Edition 1

by Paul Horwich
     
 

ISBN-10: 019823824X

ISBN-13: 9780198238249

Pub. Date: 02/18/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press

In this new book, the author of the classic Truth presents an original theory of meaning, demonstrates its richness, and defends it against all contenders. He surveys the diversity of twentieth-century philosophical insights into meaning and shows that his theory can reconcile these with a common-sense view of meaning as derived from use. Meaning and

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In this new book, the author of the classic Truth presents an original theory of meaning, demonstrates its richness, and defends it against all contenders. He surveys the diversity of twentieth-century philosophical insights into meaning and shows that his theory can reconcile these with a common-sense view of meaning as derived from use. Meaning and its companion volume Truth (now published in a revised edition) together demystify two central issues in philosophy and offer a controversial but compelling view of the relations between language, thought, and reality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198238249
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/18/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1470L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Pseudo-Constraints on an Adequate Account of Meaning12
3Meaning as Use43
4Truth103
5Reference115
6Implicit Definition, Analytic Truth, and A Priori Knowledge131
7The Composition of Meanings154
8Norms of Language184
9Quelling Quine's Qualms196
10A Straight Solution to Kripke's Sceptical Paradox212
Conclusion226
Bibliography231
Index239

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