Talking Wolves: Thomas Hobbes on the Language of Politics and the Politics of Language / Edition 1

Talking Wolves: Thomas Hobbes on the Language of Politics and the Politics of Language / Edition 1

by A. Biletzki
     
 

Talking Wolves advances an analysis of Hobbes which takes language seriously (as seriously as Hobbes took it). It presents a reading of Hobbes's view of society at large, and political society in particular, through a comprehensive discussion based on, and intimately linked to, his philosophy of language. This philosophy, in turn, is seen in a new light as being a

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Talking Wolves advances an analysis of Hobbes which takes language seriously (as seriously as Hobbes took it). It presents a reading of Hobbes's view of society at large, and political society in particular, through a comprehensive discussion based on, and intimately linked to, his philosophy of language. This philosophy, in turn, is seen in a new light as being a pragmatic theory of language in use, language in action.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048148011
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
12/03/2010
Series:
Synthese Library Series, #262
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1997
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. Part I: Language. 1. Human Voices: Semantics and Beyond. 2. Use and Effect: Speech as Use. 3. Speech Useful: A Theory of Language Use. Part II: The Language of Politics. 4. Conversation of Mankind: The Meaning of Moral Concepts. 5. Everyman's Will: Speech Acts. 6. A Common Language: Natural, Social and Linguistic. Part III: The Politics of Language. 7. Policy Ecclesiasticall: Religious Interpretation. 8. Eloquence is Power: The Office of Rhetoric. Conclusion. Appendix: Pragmatics. Bibliography. Index.

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