Bob Hale, Crispin Wright's A Companion to the Philosophy of Language (Blackwell PDF

By Bob Hale, Crispin Wright

ISBN-10: 0631167579

ISBN-13: 9780631167570

Written by way of a global meeting of major philosophers, this quantity offers a survey of latest philosophy of language. in addition to supplying a synoptic view of the most important matters, figures, thoughts and debates, every one essay makes new and unique contributions to ongoing debate. subject matters coated contain: rule following, modality, realism, indeterminacy of translation, inscrutability of reference, names and inflexible vacation spot, Davidson's application, which means and verification, purpose and conference, radical interpretation, tacit wisdom, metaphor, causal theories of semantics, items and standards of id, theories of fact, strength and pragmatics, essentialism, demonstratives, reference and necessity, id, that means and privateness of language, vagueness and the sorites paradox, holisms, propositional attitudes, analyticity.

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But to someone who does not already understand another language it must be explained in other ways. Attending to the ways in which the meaning of words is actually explained gives us an 30 MEANING, USE, VERIFICATION overview of their use and thus of the rules which govern that use. " This line of argument for the conception of meaning as use will be a main topic in what follows. I will call it 'the Constitutive Argument', since it is about what constitutes such metalinguistic knowledge as that 'yellow' in English designates yellow.

A nice derangement of epitaphs'. g. the approach to meaning of Sainsbury. 'Understanding and theories of meaning', pp. 127-44; and of Davies, Quantification, Meaningand Necessity. On this point. see again Milne. "I'arski on truth and its definition'. L. 1965: How to Do Things with Words. ed. O. Urmson. Oxford: Oxford University Press. J. 1953: 'Truth'. Revue Internationale de Philosophie, 25. Carnap, R. 1928: Der Loqisch« Aujbau der Welt. Berlin: Weltkreis-Verlag. 1944: Introduction to Semantics.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Davidson, D. 1967: 'Truth and meaning'. Synthese, 17. Reprinted in his Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation, 1984. Oxford: Oxford University Press. --1973: 'Radical interpretation', Dialectica. 27,313-28. Reprinted in his Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation, 1984. Oxford: Oxford University Press. --1976: 'Reply to Foster'. In Truth and Meaning: essays in semantics, ed. J. McDowell and G. Evans, 1976. Oxford: Oxford University Press. --1979: 'Moods and performances'.

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