Truth and Speech Acts: Studies in the Philosophy of Language

1st Edition

Dirk Greimann, Geo Siegwart

Routledge
Published April 17, 2012
Reference - 406 Pages
ISBN 9780415542517 - CAT# Y138037
Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

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Summary

Whereas the relationship between truth and propositional content has already been intensively investigated, there are only very few studies devoted to the task of illuminating the relationship between truth and illocutionary acts. This book fills that gap.

This innovative collection addresses such themes as:

  • the relation between the concept of truth and the success conditions of assertions and kindred speech acts
  • the linguistic devices of expressing the truth of a proposition
  • the relation between predication and truth.

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