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Midwest Studies in Philosophy, Figurative Language / Edition 1

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631232186
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/30/2001
Series: Midwest Studies in Philosophy Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Howard K. Wettstein is Professor of Philosophy at theUniversity of California, Riverside. He has taught at theUniversity of Notre Dame and the University of Minnesota, Morris,and has served as visiting Associate Professor of Philosophy at theUniversity of Iowa and Stanford University. He has publishedarticles on the philosophy of language and the philosophy ofreligion and is the author of Has Semantics Rested on aMistake? And other Essays (1992). He is currentlyfinishing a book on the philosophy of language.

Peter A. French is the Lincoln Chair in Ethics and theDirector of the Lincoln Center for Aplied Ethics at Arizona StateUniversity. He was the Cole Chair In Ethics, Director of The EthicsCenter, and Chair of the Department of Philosophy of the Humanitiesand Professor of Philosophy at Trinity University in San Antonio,Texas, and served as Exxon Distinguished Research Professor in theCenter for the Study of Values at the University of Delaware. He isthe author of seventeen books including Cowboy Metaphysics:Ethics and Death in Westerns; Corporate Ethics; ResponsibilityMatters; Corporations in the Moral Community; The Spectrum ofResponsibility; Collective and Corporate Responsibility;Corrigible Corporations and Unruly Laws; Ethics in Government;and The Scope of Morality. His most recent book, TheVirtues of Vengeance, was published in April 2001. He haspublished dozens of articles in the major philosophical and legaljournals and review, many of which have been anthologized.

Table of Contents


1. Moore's Paradox: John Koethe.

2. The Freestone Wall and the Walled Garden: Emily Grosholz.


1. Thought and Poetry: John Koethe.

2. What are Fictions For? Bernard Harrison.

3. Hermeneutic Fictionalism: Jason Stanley.

4. Go Figure: A Path Through Fictionalism: Stephen Yablo.

5. Seeking a Centaur, Adoring Adonis: Intensional Transitivesand Empty Terms: Mark Richard.

6. Meaning and Uselessness: How to Think about Derogatory Words:Jennifer Hornsby.

7. Davidson on Metaphor: Marga Reimer.

8. Metaphor and What is Said: Anne Bezuidenhout.

9. Knowledge by Metaphor: Josef Stern.

10. An Expedition Abroad: Metaphor, Thought and Reporting: EmmaBorg.

11. Speaking Loosely: Sentence Nonliterality: Kent Bach.

12. Literal/nonLiteral: Francois Recanati.

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