Philosophical Relevance of Language

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Northern Book Centre, Jan 1, 2006 - Language and languages - 266 pages
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The book is an attempt to examine the philosophical relevance of language from the methodological point of view. Moreover, an effort has been made that language is relevant to philosophy, because it helps in developing a philosophy of language and a philosophy with a linguistic turn subsequently known as linguistic philosophy. The book highlights the following issues:?Are the problems in Philosophy linguistic??Is the positivists? thesis circular??Does language require revision??Are the metaphors like ?form of life? or ?game? enough to sustain the charge of revisionism??Is language related to reality??In what sense language is said to be mirror of human mind?
 

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Contents

General Introduction
1
Are all Problems of Philosophy Linguistic in Character?
36
Does Language Require Revision?
59
A Plea for Ordinary Language
112
Language and Ontology
164
Language and the Human Conceptual Framework
181
Language as a Mirror
194
Concluding Remarks
234
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About the author (2006)

Dr. Kanti Lal Das, at present, is a Reader in the Department of Philosophy of North Bengal University. He was a student of Calcutta University from where he secured BA Honours, MA and M Phil. He has been awarded PhD degree from North Bengal University. He was also a research fellow of UGC. His areas of interest include Logic, Philosophy of Language and Environmental Ethics. He has published more than 20 articles in various leading national journals and also co-edited one anthology entitled: Language and Reality under SAP (2005).

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