Semantic Powers: Meaning and the Means of Knowing in Classical Indian Philosophy / Edition 1

Semantic Powers: Meaning and the Means of Knowing in Classical Indian Philosophy / Edition 1

by Jonardon Ganeri
     
 

Jonardon Ganeri gives an account of language as essentially a means for the reception of knowledge. The semantic power of a word and its ability to stand for a thing derives from the capacity of understanders to acquire knowledge simply by understanding what is said. Ganeri finds this account in the work of certain Indian philosophers of language, and shows how

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Jonardon Ganeri gives an account of language as essentially a means for the reception of knowledge. The semantic power of a word and its ability to stand for a thing derives from the capacity of understanders to acquire knowledge simply by understanding what is said. Ganeri finds this account in the work of certain Indian philosophers of language, and shows how their analysis can inform and be informed by contemporary philosophical theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198237884
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
Oxford Philosophical Monographs Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1330L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The Nature of Language
2. Instruments of Knowledge
3. Meaning Relata
4. The Meaning Relation
5. Meaning and Modes of Thought
6. Stipulation
7. Indexicality
Bibliography
Index

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