Contemporary Perspectives in the Philosophy of Language, Volume 1

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Peter A. French, Theodore Edward Uehling, Howard K. Wettstein
U of Minnesota Press, 1979 - Philosophy - 417 pages
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Contemporary Perspectives in the Philosophy of Language was first published in 1983. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

This volume, an expanded edition of the philosophy of language issue of the journal Midwest Studies in Philosophy (1977), includes essays by some of the foremost exponents of the most influential current approaches to the philosophy of language. There are new contributions to this edition by Keith S. Donnellan, Jerrold J. Katz, Barbara Partee, John Searle, Richmond Thomason and Zeno Vendler. Essays drawn from the original edition are by W. V. Quine, Keith S Donnellan, Stephen Schiffer, Donnis W. Stampe, Baruch A Brody, Panayot Butchvarov, Fred I. Dretske, Jaegwon Kim, David Shwayder, J. O. Urmson, Michael Levin, David E. Cooper, John Wallace, Hector-Neri Castaneda, Howard K Wettstein, Herbert Hochberg, Nelson Goodman, Wilfrid Sellars, Michael Root, Bruce Aune, Donald Davidson, and Saul Kripke.

Of special interest in the original edition was Kripke's paper "Speaker's Reference and Semantic Reference, Descriptions, and Anaphora," Presents a rebuttal to Kripke's essay and attempts to establish referential attributive distinction as semantically significant.

 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Speaker Reference Descriptions
22
The Contingent A Priori
45
Naming and Knowing Stephen Schiffer
61
Kripke on Proper Names Baruch A Brody
75
The Neoclassical Theory of Reference Jerrold J Katz
103
On the Philosophical Foundations of the Theory
125
Proper Names and Prepositional Opacity Howard K Wettstein
147
Performative Utterances J O Urmson
260
Intensions Revisited W V Quine
268
Quines Thought Experiment Michael Root
275
Root on Quine Bruce Aune
290
Only in the Context of a Sentence Do Words
305
Mapping Meaning and Metaphysics Herbert Hochberg
326
Predicates without Properties Nelson Goodman
347
Sellars and Goodman on Predicates
360

Explanation and Prediction in Grammar
179
Montague Grammar Mental Representations
195
Home Is Where the Heart Is Richmond Thomason
209
The Logical Status of Fictional Discourse John R Searle
233
A Semantics of Utterance David Shwayder
244
Referring to Events Fred I Dretske
369
Causation Emphasis and Events Jaegwon Kim
379
On the Logic of Demonstratives David Kaplan
401
Notes on the Contributors
415
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Howard K. Wettstein is professor of philosophy at the University of California, Riverside.

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