Meaning, Understanding, and Practice: Philosophical Essays

Meaning, Understanding, and Practice: Philosophical Essays

by Barry Stroud

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Overview

Meaning, Understanding, and Practice is a selection of the most notable essays of leading contemporary philosopher Barry Stroud on a set of topics central to analytic philosophy. In this collection, Stroud offers penetrating studies of meaning, understanding, necessity, and the intentionality of thought. Throughout he asks how much can be expected from a philosophical account of one's understanding of the meaning of something, and questions whether such an account can succeed without implying that the person understands many other things as well. Most of the essays work with ideas derived from Wittgenstein, and five of the essays focus specifically on Wittgenstein's philosophy. Stroud's helpful introduction draws out the recurring themes he pursues and explains how his ideas and aims have developed over the years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198250340
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/27/2000
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Barry Stroud is Mills Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley.

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