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Language: A Biological Model

Language: A Biological Model

by Ruth Garrett Millikan
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ISBN-13: 9780199284771
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/20/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Ruth Millikan is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut.

Table of Contents

1. Language Conventions Made Simple
2. In Defense of Public Language
3. Meaning, Meaning, and Meaning
4. The Son and the Daughter: On Sellars, Brandom, and Millikan
5. The Language-Thought Partnership
6. Why (most) Kinds are not Classes
7. Cutting Philosophy of Language Down to Size
8. Proper Function and Convention in Speech Acts
9. Pushmi-pullyu Representations
10. Semantics/Pragmatics (Purposes and Cross-Purposes)

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