Readings in the Philosophy of Language / Edition 1

Readings in the Philosophy of Language / Edition 1

by Peter Ludlow
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0262621142

ISBN-13: 9780262621144

Pub. Date: 06/20/1997

Publisher: MIT Press

Throughout the history of ideas, various branches of philosophy have spun off into the natural sciences, including physics, biology, and perhaps most recently, cognitive psychology. A central theme of this collection is that the philosophy of language, at least a core portion of it, has matured to the point where it is now being spun off into linguistic theory.

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Throughout the history of ideas, various branches of philosophy have spun off into the natural sciences, including physics, biology, and perhaps most recently, cognitive psychology. A central theme of this collection is that the philosophy of language, at least a core portion of it, has matured to the point where it is now being spun off into linguistic theory. Each section of the book contains historical (twentieth-century) readings and, where available, recent attempts to apply the resources of contemporary linguistic theory to the problems under discussion. This approach helps to root the naturalization project in the leading questions of analytic philosophy. Although the older readings predate the current naturalization project, they help to lay its conceptual foundations. The main sections of the book, each of which is preceded by an introduction, are
Language and Meaning, Logical Form and Grammatical Form, Descriptions, Names,
Demonstratives, and Attitude Reports.The collection is not intended as a final report on a mature line of philosophical inquiry. Rather, its purpose is to show students what doing real philosophy is all about and to let them share in the excitement as philosophers enter a period in which how philosophy of language is conducted could change in fundamental ways.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262621144
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
06/20/1997
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1091
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
PART I
LANGUAGE AND MEANING
Introduction
1. The Thought: A Logical Inquiry
Gottlob Frege
2. EXcerpt from The Blue and Brown Books
Ludwig Wittgenstein
3. Translation and Meaning
Willard Van Orman Quine
4. Utterer's Meaning and Intentions
Paul Grice
5. Truth and Meaning
Donald Davidson
6. What ModelTheoretic Semantics Cannot Do
Ernest Lepore
7. What Is a Theory of Meaning?
Michael Dummett
8. Elucidations of Meaning
James Higginbotham
9. Knowledge of Meaning and Theories of Truth
Richard K. Larson and Gabriel Segal
PART II
LOGICAL FORM AND GRAMMATICAL FORM
Introduction
10. Some Remarks on Logical Form
Ludwig Wittgenstein
11. The Logical Form of Action Sentences
Donald Davidson
12. Semantic Structure and Logical Form
Gareth Evans
13. Deep Structure as Logical Form
Golbert Harman
14. Logical Form as a Level of Linguistic
Representation
Robert May
PART III
DEFINITE AND INDEFINITE DESCRIPTIONS
Introduction
15. Descriptions
Bertrand Russell
16. On Referring
Peter F. Strawson
17. Reference and Definite Descriptions
Keith S. Donnellan
18. Speaker's Reference and Semantic Reference
Saul A. Kripke
19. ConteXt and Communication
Stephen Neale
20. Referential and Quantificational Indefinites
Janet Dean Fodor and Ivan A. Sag
21. Indefinite Descriptions: In Defense of Russell
Peter Ludlow and Stephen Neale
PART IV
NAMES
Introduction
22. On Sense and Reference
Gottlob Frege
23. Proper Names
John R. Searle
24. Reference and Proper Names
Tyler Burge
25. Lecture II of Naming andNecessity
Saul A. Kripke
26. The Causal Theory of Names
Gareth Evans
PART V
DEMONSTRATIVES
Introduction
27. Truth and Demonstratives
Scott Weinstein
28. Dthat
David Kaplan
29. Frege on Demonstratives
John Perry
30. Understanding Demonstratives
Gareth Evans
31. Individuation and the Semantics of Demonstratives
Martin Davies
PART VI
ATTITUDE REPORTS
Introduction
32. The Method of Intension
Rudolph Carnap
33. On Synonymy and Indirect Discourse
Israel Scheffler
34. Vagaries of Reference
Willard Van Orman Quine
35. On Saying That
Donald Davidson
36. Opacity and Scope
Barbara Partee
37. Sententialist Theories of Belief
Stephen Schiffer
38. A Puzzle about Belief
Saul A. Kripke
39. Direct Reference, Propositional Attitudes, and
Semantic Content
Scott Soames
40. The Prince and the Phone Booth: Reporting Puzzling
Beliefs
Mark Crimmins and John Perry
41. Interpreted Logical Forms
Richard K. Larson and Peter Ludlow
42. Intensional "Transitive" Verbs and Concealed
Complement Clauses
Marcel den Dikken, Richard K. Larson, and Peter Ludlow
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