The Philosophy of Language

The Philosophy of Language

by Aloysius P. Martinich
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195035534

ISBN-13: 9780195035537

Pub. Date: 02/14/1985

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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

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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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ISBN-13:
9780195035537
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/14/1985
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.81(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.13(d)

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Table of Contents


Note to the Fifth Edition     ix
Introduction     1
Truth and Meaning     29
The Thought: A Logical Inquiry (1918)   Gottlob Frege     36
Empiricist Criteria of Cognitive Significance: Problems and Changes (1950)   Carl G. Hempel     50
Two Dogmas of Empiricism (1951)   W. V. Quine     63
Intensional Semantics (1951)   Alonzo Church     77
The Semantic Conception of Truth and the Foundations of Semantics (1944)   Alfred Tarski     85
Meaning (1957)   H. P. Grice     108
Truth and Meaning (1967)   Donald Davidson     114
Suggested Further Reading     125
Speech Acts     127
Performative Utterances (1961)   J. L. Austin     136
The Structure of Illocutionary Acts (1969)   John R. Searle     146
A Taxonomy of Illocutionary Acts (1979)   John R. Searle     157
Logic and Conversation (1975)   H. P. Grice     171
Indirect Speech Acts (1975)   John R. Searle     182
Assertion (1978)   Robert Stalnaker     196
Suggested Further Reading     207
Reference and Descriptions     209
On Sense and Nominatum (1892)   Gottlob Frege     217
On Denoting (1905)   Bertrand Russell     230
Descriptions (1919)   Bertrand Russell     239
On Referring (1950)   P. F. Strawson     246
Mr. Strawson on Referring (1957)   Bertrand Russell     261
Reference and Definite Descriptions (1966)   Keith Donnellan     265
Suggested Further Reading     277
Names and Demonstratives     279
Of Names (1881)   John Stuart Mill     284
Naming and Necessity (1972)   Saul Kripke     290
Meaning and Reference (1973)   Hilary Putnam     306
The Causal Theory of Names (1973)   Gareth Evans     314
Proper Names and Intentionality (1983)   John R. Searle     326
Dthat (1970)   David Kaplan     343
On the Logic of Demonstratives (1978)   David Kaplan     357
The Problem of the Essential Indexical (1979)   John Perry     366
Suggested Further Reading     376
Propositional Attitudes     379
Quantifiers and Propositional Attitudes (1956)   W. V. Quine      383
On Saying That (1968)   Donald Davidson     389
Quantifying In (1968)   David Kaplan     399
Semantic Innocence and Uncompromising Situations (1981)   Jon Barwise   John Perry     420
A Puzzle about Belief (1979)   Saul Kripke     433
Semantics for Belief (1987)   Robert Stalnaker     460
Suggested Further Reading     468
Metaphor and Pretense     469
What Metaphors Mean (1978)   Donald Davidson     473
A Theory for Metaphor (1984)   A. P. Martinich     485
Hesperus and Phosphorus: Sense, Pretense, and Reference (1998)   Mark Crimmins     497
Descriptivism, Pretense, and the Frege-Russell Problems (2004)   Frederick Kroon     522
Suggested Further Reading     538
Interpretation and Translation     541
Translation and Meaning (1960)   W. V. Quine     546
Belief and the Basis of Meaning (1974)   Donald Davidson     576
A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs (1985)   Donald Davidson     585
Indeterminacy, Empiricism, and the First Person (1987)   John R. Searle     596
Suggested Further Reading      610
The Nature of Language     613
Of Words (1690)   John Locke     621
On Rules and Private Language (1982)   Saul Kripke     626
Truth Rules, Hoverflies, and the Kripke-Wittgenstein Paradox (1990)   Ruth Garrett Millikan     639
Languages and Language (1975)   David Lewis     656
Language and Problems of Knowledge (1988)   Noam Chomsky     675
Suggested Further Reading     693

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