Contemporary philosophical debate centers on the topics of logic, thought and language, and on the connections between these topics. This collection of articles is based on the Royal Institute of Philosophy's annual lecture series for 2000--2001. Its contributors include many prominent thinkers whose papers reflect current preoccupations. As such, the volume is of interest to all philosophers, whether their concerns are within the areas of language and thought or not.
Table of Contents1. What logic should we think with? R. M. Sainsbury; 2. Mental representation and mental presentation Gregory McCulloch; 3. Self-knowledge, normativity and construction Julia Tanney; 4. The normativity of meaning Alan Millar; 5. Two theories of names Gabriel M. A. Segal; 6. Relativism and classical logic Crispin Wright; 7. Principles for possibilia Christopher Peacocke; 8. What are these familiar words doing here? A. W. Moore; 9. Particular thoughts and singular thought M. G. F. Martin; 10. Conditional belief and the Ramsey Test Scott Sturgeon; 11. Necessary existents Timothy Williamson; 12. Ambiguity and belief S. G. Williams; 13. Basic logical knowledge Bob Hale; 14. Frege's target Charles Travis.