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Language, Thought and Falsehood in Ancient Greek Philosophy

Language, Thought and Falsehood in Ancient Greek Philosophy

1st Edition

Nicholas Denyer
August 07, 2018

This book, originally published in 1991, sets forth the assumptions about thought and language that made falsehood seem so problematic to Plato and his contemporaries, and expounds the solution that Plato finally reached in the Sophist. Free from untranslated Greek, the book is accessible to all...

Logics and Languages

Logics and Languages

1st Edition

Max Cresswell
July 25, 2018

Originally published in 1973, this book shows that methods developed for the semantics of systems of formal logic can be successfully applied to problems about the semantics of natural languages; and, moreover, that such methods can take account of features of natural language which have often been...

Language, Mind and Value: Philosophical Essays

Language, Mind and Value: Philosophical Essays

1st Edition

J N Findlay
July 25, 2018

Philosophical themes as diverse as language, value, mind and God are among the topics discussed in this book, originally published in 1963. Considerably influential, there are contributions on Time, Camrbidge Philosophy, Doedelian Sentences, Morality by Convention and the Non-Existence of God. They...

Thinking and Language

Thinking and Language

1st Edition

Judith Greene
July 25, 2018

Originally published in 1875, this book discusses thinking and language and traces the development of different pscyological approaches, assessing their theoretical significance and the experimental evidence behind them. It ends by drawing together the various lines of argument to arrive at some...

Necessity and Language

Necessity and Language

1st Edition

Morris Lazerowitz, Alice Ambrose
July 25, 2018

The problem of necessity remains one of the central issues in modern philosophy. The authors of this volume, originally published in 1985, developed a new approach to the problem, which focusses on the logical grammar of necessary propositions. This volume gathers their seminal essays on the...

The Linguistic Construction of Reality

The Linguistic Construction of Reality

1st Edition

Gerald W. Grace
July 25, 2018

This book, originally published in 1987, considers how the science of linguistics creates its own objects of study. It argues that language is the one essential tool in the ‘social construction of reality’ – the way in which our environment as we perceive and respond to it is actually created by...

Philosophical Rhetoric: The Function of Indirection in Philosophical Writing

Philosophical Rhetoric: The Function of Indirection in Philosophical Writing

1st Edition

Jeff Mason
July 24, 2018

This book, originally published in 1989 discusses an issue central to all philosophical argument – the relation between persuasion and truth. The techniques of persuasion are indirect and not always fully transparent. Whether philosophers and theoreticians are for or against the use of rhetoric,...

Clarity Is Not Enough: Essays in Criticism of Linguistic Philosophy

Clarity Is Not Enough: Essays in Criticism of Linguistic Philosophy

1st Edition

Hywel Lewis
July 24, 2018

This book, originally published in 1963 provides a sample of the criticisms of philosophers on the course of linguistic philosophy. A chronological ordr is followed, with work ranging from that of traditionalist thinkers to second thoughts about linguistic philosophy on the part of writers who have...

Reference, Truth and Reality: Essays on the Philosophy of Language

Reference, Truth and Reality: Essays on the Philosophy of Language

1st Edition

Mark Platts
July 24, 2018

The papers in this collection discuss the central questions about the connections between language, reality and human understanding. The complex relations between accounts of meaning and facts about ordinary speakers’ understanding of their language are examined so as to illuminate the...

Thought and Language

Thought and Language

1st Edition

J. M. Moravcsik
July 24, 2018

Originally published in 1990, this book centres on a certain way of surveying a variety of theories of language, and on outlining a new proposal of meaning within the framework set by the survey. One of the key features of both survey and proposal is the insistence on the need to locate theories of...

Philosophy Through The Looking-Glass: Language, Nonsense, Desire

Philosophy Through The Looking-Glass: Language, Nonsense, Desire

1st Edition

Jean-Jacques Lecercle
July 24, 2018

It is generally accepted that language is primarily a means of communication. But do we always mean what we say – must we mean something when we talk? This book explores the other side of language, where words are incoherent and meaning fails us. it argues that this shadey side of language is more...

Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Language

Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Language

1st Edition

Various Authors
August 05, 2016

Philosophical themes as diverse as language, value, mind and God are among the topics discussed in this set of 11 books, originally published between 1963 and 1991. Specific volumes cover the following: The relation between persuasion and truth criticism of linguistic philosophy, questions...

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