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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

1. Introduction
2. Pseudo-Constraints on an Adequate Theory of Meaning
3. Meaning as Use
4. Truth
5. Reference
6. Implicit Definition, Analyticity, and A-priori Knowledge
7. The Composition of Meanings
8. Norms of Language
9. Quelling Quine's Qualms
10. A Straight Solution to Kripke's Sceptical Paradox
Bibliography
Index

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