Philosophy of Language: The Central Topics

Philosophy of Language: The Central Topics

by Susana Nuccetelli
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742559769

ISBN-13: 9780742559769

Pub. Date: 12/28/2007

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

This collection of classic and contemporary essays in Philosophy of Language offers a concise introduction to the field for students in graduate and upper-division undergraduate courses. It contains some of the most important basic sources in the philosophy of language, including a number of classic essays by philosophers such as Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein, Kripke,

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This collection of classic and contemporary essays in Philosophy of Language offers a concise introduction to the field for students in graduate and upper-division undergraduate courses. It contains some of the most important basic sources in the philosophy of language, including a number of classic essays by philosophers such as Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein, Kripke, Grice, Davidson, Strawson, Austin, and Putnam, as well as more recent contributions by scholars including John McDowell, Stephen Neale, Ruth Millikan, Stephen Schiffer, Paul Horwich, and Anthony Brueckner, among others, who are on the leading edge of innovation in this increasingly influential area of philosophy. The result is a lively mix of readings, together with the editors' discussions of the material, which provides a rigorous introduction to the subject.

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ISBN-13:
9780742559769
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.43(w) x 10.38(h) x 1.28(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface     vii
Language, Meaning, and Truth     1
Introduction     1
Suggestions for Further Reading     13
The Nature of Language     19
Philosophical Investigations (excerpts)   Ludwig Wittgenstein     19
Rules and Representations (excerpt)   Noam Chomsky     22
Truth, Meaning, and the Indeterminacy of Translation     29
The Semantic Conception of Truth   Alfred Tarski     29
Semantics for Natural Languages   Donald Davidson     57
Indeterminacy of Translation Again   W.V. Quine     64
Meaning as Intention     69
Meaning   H. P. Grice     69
Meaning as Use     77
Meaning, Use and Truth   Paul Horwich     77
Names, Descriptions, and Demonstratives     89
Introduction     89
Suggestions for Further Reading     107
Proper Names     113
On Sense and Reference   Gottlob Frege     113
Naming and Necessity (Lecture II) (excerpt)   Saul Kripke     128
Definite Descriptions     147
Descriptions   Bertrand Russell     147
Reference and Definite Descriptions   Keith Donnellan     155
Descriptions (excerpt)   Stephen Neale     170
Demonstratives and Indexicals     181
Demonstratives (excerpt)   David Kaplan     181
Understanding Demonstratives   Gareth Evans     199
Semantic Content     219
Introduction     219
Suggestions for Further Reading     232
Content: Direct-Reference Theory VS. Fregean Semantics     237
Frege's Puzzle (excerpt)   Nathan Salmon     237
De Re Senses   John McDowell     246
A Puzzle about Belief Ascriptions     257
A Puzzle about Belief (excerpt)   Saul Kripke     257
What Puzzling Pierre Does Not Believe   David Lewis     264
The Internalism/Externalism Debate     271
Meaning and Reference   Hilary Putnam     271
Are Meanings in the Head?   John Searle     280
The Social Character of Meaning   Michael Dummett     288
Externalism and Knowledge     297
Anti-individualism and Privileged Access   Michael McKinsey     297
What an Anti-individualist Knows A Priori   Anthony Brueckner     304
Convention, Intention, and the Pragmatics of Language     311
Introduction     311
Suggestions for Further Reading     325
Speech Acts and Convention     329
Performative-Constative   J. L. Austin     329
Speech Acts and Speaker Meaning     337
Intention and Convention in Speech Acts   P. F. Strawson     337
Meaning (excerpt)   Stephen Schiffer     351
Speech Acts and Evolution     363
Pushmi-Pullyu Representations   Ruth Millikan     363
Conversational Implicature and Metaphor     377
Logic and Conversation   H. P. Grice     377
What Metaphors Mean   Donald Davidson     390
Who Can Say What?   D. Kaplan     403
Summaries     415
Index     419
About the Editors     423

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