An Introduction to the Philosophy of Language (Cambridge by Michael Morris

By Michael Morris

during this textbook, Michael Morris bargains a severe creation to the important problems with the philosophy of language. every one bankruptcy focusses on one or texts that have had a seminal effect on paintings within the topic, and makes use of those as a fashion of forthcoming either the crucial subject matters and a number of the traditions of facing them. Texts contain vintage writings by way of Frege, Russell, Kripke, Quine, Davidson, Austin, Grice and Wittgenstein. Theoretical jargon is saved to a minimal and is absolutely defined every time it's brought. the diversity of themes coated comprises feel and reference, certain descriptions, right names, natural-kind phrases, de re and de dicto necessity, propositional attitudes, truth-theoretical methods to that means, radical interpretation, indeterminacy of translation, speech acts, intentional theories of that means, and scepticism approximately which means. The publication might be worthwhile to scholars and to all readers who're drawn to the character of linguistic meaning.

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