The Philosophy of Language / Edition 5

The Philosophy of Language / Edition 5

by A. P. Martinich
     
 

What is meaning? How is linguistic communication possible? What is the nature of language? What is the relationship between language and the world? How do metaphors work? The Philosophy of Language, considered the essential text in its field, is an excellent introduction to such fundamental questions. This revised edition collects forty-six of the most important… See more details below

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What is meaning? How is linguistic communication possible? What is the nature of language? What is the relationship between language and the world? How do metaphors work? The Philosophy of Language, considered the essential text in its field, is an excellent introduction to such fundamental questions. This revised edition collects forty-six of the most important articles in the field, making it the most up-to-date and comprehensive volume on the subject. Revised to address changing trends and contemporary developments, the fifth edition features seven new articles including influential work by Mark Crimmins, Gottlob Frege, David Kaplan, Frederick Kroon, W. V. Quine, and Robert Stalnaker (two essays). Other selections include classic articles by such distinguished philosophers as J. L. Austin, John Stuart Mill, Hilary Putnam, Bertrand Russell, John R. Searle, and P. F. Strawson.

The selections represent evolving and varying approaches to the philosophy of language, with many articles building upon earlier ones or critically discussing them. Eight sections cover the central issues: Truth and Meaning; Speech Acts; Reference and Descriptions; Names and Demonstratives; Propositional Attitudes; Metaphor and Pretense; Interpretation and Translation; and The Nature of Language. A general introduction and introductions to each section give students background to the issues and explain the connections between them. A list of suggested further reading follows each section.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195188301
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/22/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
ITruth and Meaning29
1Empiricist Criteria of Cognitive Significance: Problems and Changes (1950)34
2Two Dogmas of Empiricism (1953)47
3Intensional Semantics (1951)61
4The Semantic Conception of Truth and the Foundations of Semantics (1944)69
5Meaning (1975)92
6Truth and Meaning (1967)98
7Meaning and Truth (1970)110
IISpeech Acts123
8Performative Utterances (1961)130
9The Structure of Illocutionary Acts (1969)140
10A Taxonomy of Illocutionary Acts (1979)151
11Logic and Conversation (1975)165
12Indirect Speech Acts (1975)176
IIIReference and Descriptions191
13On Sense and Nominatum (1892)199
14On Denoting (1905)212
15Descriptions (1919)221
16On Referring (1950)228
17Mr. Strawson on Referring (1957)243
18Reference and Definite Descriptions (1966)247
IVNames and Demonstratives261
19Of Names (1881)266
20Naming and Necessity (1972)272
21Meaning and Reference (1973)288
22The Causal Theory of Names (1973)296
23Proper Names and Intentionality (1983)308
24Dthat (1978)325
25The Problem of the Essential Indexical (1979)339
VPropositional Attitudes351
26Quantifiers and Propositional Attitudes (1956)355
27On Saying That (1968)361
28Quantifying In (1968)371
29Semantic Innocence and Uncompromising Situations (1981)392
30A Puzzle about Belief (1979)405
VIMetaphor433
31What Metaphors Mean (1978)435
32A Theory for Metaphor (1984)447
VIIInterpretation and Translation459
33Belief and the Basis of Meaning (1974)464
34A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs (1985)473
35Indeterminacy, Empiricism, and the First Person (1987)484
VIIIThe Nature of Language501
36Of Words (1690)509
37Wittgenstein on Privacy (1965)514
38On Rules and Private Language (1982)531
39Truth Rules, Hoverflies, and the Kripke-Wittgenstein Paradox (1990)545
40Languages and Language (1975)562
41Language and Problems of Knowledge (1990)581

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