The Linguistic Turn: Essays in Philosophical Method

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Richard Rorty
University of Chicago Press, 1992 - Philosophy - 407 pages
The Linguistic Turn provides a rich and representative introduction to the entire historical and doctrinal range of the linguistic philosophy movement. In two retrospective essays titled "Ten Years After" and "Twenty-Five Years After," Rorty shows how his book was shaped by the time in which it was written and traces the directions philosophical study has taken since.

"All too rarely an anthology is put together that reflects imagination, command, and comprehensiveness. Rorty's collection is just such a book."—Review of Metaphysics
 

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Contents

Moritz Schlick The Future of Philosophy
43
Rudolf Carnap On the Character of Philosophical Problems
54
Gustav Bergmann Logical Positivism Language and the Reconstruction of Metaphysics in part
63
Rudolf Carnap Empiricism Semantics and Ontology
72
Gilbert Ryle Systematically Misleading Expressions
85
John Wisdom Philosophical Perplexity
101
Norman Malcolm Moore and Ordinary Language
111
METAPHYSICAL PROBLEMS OF IDEALLANGUAGE PHILOSOPHY
125
Paul Henle Do We Discover Our Uses of Words?
218
Peter Geach Ascriptivism
224
James W Cornman Uses of Language and Philosophical Problems
227
J O Urmson J L Austin
232
Stuart Hampshire J L Austin
239
J O Urmson and G Warnock J L Austin
248
Stanley Cavell Austin at Criticism
250
Stuart Hampshire The Interpretation of Language Words and Concepts
261

Irving Copi Language Analysis and Metaphysical Inquiry
127
Gustav Bergmann Two Criteria for an Ideal Language
132
Irving Copi Reply to Bergmann
135
Max Black Russells Philosophy of Language in part
136
Alice Ambrose Linguistic Approaches to Philosophical Problems
147
Roderick Chisholm Comments on the Proposal Theory of Philosophy
156
James W Cornman Language and Ontology
160
Willard v O Quine Semantic Ascent from Word and Object
168
METAPHILOSOPHICAL PROBLEMS OF ORDINARYLANGUAGE PHILOSOPHY
173
Roderick Chisholm Philosophers and Ordinary Language
175
John Passmore Arguments to Meaninglessness Excluded Opposites and Paradigm Cases from Philosophical Reasoning
183
Grover Maxwell and Herbert Feigl Why Ordinary Language Needs Reforming
193
Manley Thompson When Is Ordinary Language Reformed?
201
Richard Hare Philosophical Discoveries
206
RECAPITULATIONS RECONSIDERATIONS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS
269
Dudley Shapere Philosophy and the Analysis of Language
271
Stuart Hampshire Are All Philosophical Questions Questions of Language?
284
J O Urmson The History of Analysis
294
Discussion of Urmsons The History of Analysis by the participants in the 1961 Royaumont Colloquium
302
P F Strawson Analysis Science and Metaphysics
312
Discussion of Strawsons Analysis Science and Metaphysics by the participants in the 1961 Royaumont Colloquium
321
Max Black Language and Reality
331
Jerold J Katz The Philosophical Relevance of Linguistic Theory
340
Yehoshua BarHillel A PreRequisite for Rational Philosophical Discussion
356
Ten Years After
361
Twentyfive Years After
371
BIBLIOGRAPHY
375
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Richard Rorty (1931-2007) was one of the world's most influential cultural philosophers. During the course of his academic career he taught at Wellesley College, Princeton University, the University of Virginia, and Stanford University.

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