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Aristotle's Theory of Language and Meaning

Aristotle's Theory of Language and Meaning

by Deborah K. W. Modrak
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This is a book about Aristotle's philosophy of language, interpreted in a framework that provides a comprehensive interpretation of Aristotle's metaphysics, philosophy of mind, epistemology and science. The aims of the book are to explicate the description of meaning contained in De Interpretatione and to show the relevance of that theory of meaning to much of the rest of Arisotle's philosophy. In the process Deborah Modrak reveals how that theory of meaning has been much maligned.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521103985
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/19/2009
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Language and knowledge: 1. Meaning; 2. Truth and necessary truth; 3. Language of science; 4. Three types of science; Part II. Definition and Essence; 5. Definition and ontology; 6. Logos as Substance; Part III. Cognition and Meaning; 7. Phantasia and representation; 8. Abstract thought and meaning; 9. Conclusions; Indexes.

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