Midwest Studies in Philosophy, Figurative Language / Edition 1

Midwest Studies in Philosophy, Figurative Language / Edition 1

by Peter A. French
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631232184

ISBN-13: 9780631232186

Pub. Date: 08/30/2001

Publisher: Wiley

Analytic philosophy was born from philosophic reflection on logic and mathematics. It has been at its strongest in these and related domains of reflection, domains that are friendly to definition and analytic clarity. From time to time, analytic philosophers, some very distinguished, have produced fine work on literature and the arts. But these areas remain

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Analytic philosophy was born from philosophic reflection on logic and mathematics. It has been at its strongest in these and related domains of reflection, domains that are friendly to definition and analytic clarity. From time to time, analytic philosophers, some very distinguished, have produced fine work on literature and the arts. But these areas remain underexplored in the analytic tradition. This volume is focused upon language that does not fit within the usual analytic paradigms. It's highlights include two pieces of original poetry on philosophic subjects (by philosophers who are also published poets), and philosophic reflection on poetry, literature more generally, metaphor, and related subjects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631232186
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/30/2001
Series:
Midwest Studies in Philosophy Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Poetry
"Moore's Paradox"1
"The Freestone Wall and the Walled Garden"2
Papers
Thought and Poetry5
What Are Fictions For?12
Hermeneutic Fictionalism36
Go Figure: A Path through Fictionalism72
Seeking a Centaur, Adoring Adonis: Intensional Transitives and Empty Terms103
Meaning and Uselessness: How to Think about Derogatory Words128
Davidson on Metaphor142
Metaphor and What Is Said: A Defense of a Direct Expression View of Metaphor156
Knowledge by Metaphor187
An Expedition Abroad: Metaphor, Thought, and Reporting227
Speaking Loosely: Sentence Nonliterality249
Literal/Nonliteral264
Midwest Studies in Philosophy 1976-2002275
Contributors276

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