The Philosophy of language
What is meaning? What is the relationship between language and the world? How is linguistic communication possible? This comprehensive anthology contains thirty-seven of the most important articles in the philosophy of language, including both classic articles by such philosophers as Gottlob Frege, Bertrand Russell, J.L. Austin, W.V. Quine, and P.F. Strawson and recent work by Saul Kripke, David Kaplan, Donald Davidson, David Lewis, John Searle, and Noam Chomsky. The Second Edition includes six new selections by Russell, Searle, H.P. Grice, Robert Stalnaker, Hilary Putnam, and Chomsky. Clearly structured in a way that both students and teachers will find appealing, the new edition is divided into seven sections that cover all of the central issues in the philosophy of language: Truth and Meaning, Speech Acts, Reference and Descriptions, Names and Demonstratives, Propositional Attitudes, Metaphor, and The Nature of Language. The articles included represent a range of different approaches to the philosophy of language and many build upon or discuss previous articles. Expanded introductions to each section provide the background necessary for understanding the philosophical issues and the connections between the articles. A bibliography of suggested further reading is included at the end of each section. Reorganized and consolidated for easier accessibility, and with new material throughout,The Philosophy of Language, Second Edition, is an essential text for courses in the philosophy of language, linguistic studies, semantics, and rhetoric.
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TRUTH AND MEANING
Two Dogmas of Empiricism 1951
Intensional Semantics 1951
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ambiguity analysis analytic answer argument Aristotle assertion attributive believe called Carnap causal clause cognitive communication concept of truth context defined definite description determined discussion distinction Donnellan English entities example expression fact formal Frege Fregean function give given Godel grammar guage hearer identity illocutionary act indirect Intentional content interpretation kind King of France Kripke linguistic literal logical metalanguage metaphor metaphorical utterances nominatum notion obvious occur pain particular performative performative utterance person philosophical possible worlds predicate principles private language problem proper names properties proposition propositional attitudes question Quine Ralph reason reference referential relation rigid designator rules Russell Russell's satisfied seems semantic sensations sense sentence simile simply singular term situation someone speak speaker speech acts statement suppose synonymy talk tence theory of meaning thing tion tive true or false truth conditions truth-value Twin Earth verbs W. V. Quine Waverley Wittgenstein words