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What is this thing called Philosophy of Language?

What is this thing called Philosophy of Language? (Hardback, 2nd New edition)

By Kemp, Gary

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Philosophy of language explores some of the most abstract yet most fundamental questions in philosophy. The ideas of some of the subject's great founding figures, such as Gottlob Frege, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell, as well as of more recent figures such as Saul Kripk...e and Hilary Putnam, are central to a great many philosophical debates to this day.a In this clear and carefully structured introduction to the subject Gary Kemp explains the following key topics: The basic nature of philosophy of language, its concepts, and its historical development Frege's theory of sense and reference; Russell's theory of definite descriptionsa Wittgenstein's Tractatus, Ayer, and the Logical Positivists Recent perspectives including Kripke, Kaplan and Putnam; arguments concerning necessity, indexicals, rigid designation and natural kinds The pragmatics of language, including speech-acts, presupposition and conversational implicature Davidson's theory of language, the `principle of charity', and the indeterminacy of interpretation Puzzles surrounding the propositional attitudes (sentences which ascribe beliefs to people) Quine's naturalism and its consequences for philosophy of language. The challenges presented by the later Wittgenstein Contemporary directions, including contextualism, fictional objects and the phenomenon of slurs. This second edition has been thoroughly revised to include new key topics and updated material. Chapter summaries, annotated further reading and a glossary make this an indispensable introduction to those teaching philosophy of language and will be particularly useful for students coming to the subject for the first time.
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ISBN 9781138225817
Released NZ 12 Dec 2017
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback, 2nd New edition
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ISBN-13 9781138225817
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 12 Dec 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, 2nd New edition
Edition 2nd New edition
Author(s) By Kemp, Gary
Category Philosophy Of Language
Number of Pages 242
Dimensions Width: 171mm
Height: 248mm
Dewey Code 401
Weight 590g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Language and languages - Philosophy, Semantics (Philosophy), Linguistics - Philosophy
NBS Text Linguistics
ONIX Text College/higher education