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Basic topics in the philosophy of language

Author: Robert M Harnish
Publisher: New York ; London : Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of articles introduces students to the basic topics in the philosophy of language: meaning, reference, truth and opacity. Each selection is accompanied by study questions and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Basic topics in the philosophy of language.
New York ; London : Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1994
(OCoLC)988553467
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Harnish
ISBN: 0745013589 9780745013589
OCLC Number: 29796161
Description: xxix, 633 pages
Contents: Part 1 Meaning, speech acts, and communication: introduction, Kent Bach; meaning, H.P. Grice; locutionary, illocutionary, perlocutionary, J.L. Austin; intention and convention in speech acts, P.F. Strawson; logic and conversation, H.P. Grice; how performatives work, J.R. Searle. Part 2 Sense and reference: introduction, Nathan Salmon; of names, J.S. Mill; on sense and reference, G. Frege; on denoting, B. Russell; reference and definite descriptions, K. Donnellan; naming and necessity, S. Kripke; the meaning of "meaning", H. Putnam; demonstratives, D. Kaplan. Part 3 Opacity and attributions of attitude: introduction, Graeme Forbes; referential opacity, W. Quine; a puzzle about belief, S. Kripke; individualism and the mental, T. Burge; frege's puzzle, N. Salmon. Part 4 Meaning and Truth: introduction, Scott Soames; the thought - a logical enquiry, G. Frege; the semantic conception of truth and the foundations of semantics, A. Tarski; what is Tarski's theory of truth?, H. Field; truth and meaning, D. Davidson; afterward - truth and paradox, Van McGee.
Responsibility: dited by Robert M. Harnish.

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