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Strong wits and spider webs : a study of Hobbes's philosophy of language

Author: Deborah Hansen Soles
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Brookfield, Vt. : Avebury, ©1996.
Series: Avebury series in philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work on Hobbes is based on the argument that twentieth century philosphy of languages makes more sense when its historical roots are exposed.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Soles, Deborah Hansen.
Strong wits and spider webs.
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Brookfield, Vt. : Avebury, ©1996
(OCoLC)606129560
Named Person: Thomas Hobbes; Thomas Hobbes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Hansen Soles
ISBN: 1859724116 9781859724118
OCLC Number: 36216747
Description: xvi, 162 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Materialism and mind I --
Introduction to a Hobbesian project --
The materialist strategy --
Sense and perception --
Mental representation --
What kind of materialist mind? --
Method and materialism --
Introducing names --
The dualist's challenge --
Signs and marks --
Linguistic marks, linguistic signs and names --
Denoting and characteristics of names --
Semantics or communication theory? --
The causes of names --
Recapitulation --
Concrete names --
Abstract names --
Nonstandard names --
Propositions and truth --
Propositions --
Truth --
Old objections --
Vagaries of speech --
Definitions, knowledge and method.
Series Title: Avebury series in philosophy.
Responsibility: Deborah Hansen Soles.

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