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Thought and language

Author: John Preston; Royal Institute of Philosophy. Annual Conference; Royal Institute of Philosophy,; University of Reading.
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, [1997]
Series: Royal Institute of Philosophy supplement, 42.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The relationship between thought and language has been of central importance to philosophy ever since Plato characterised thinking as 'a dialogue the soul has with itself'. In this volume, several major twentieth-century philosophers of mind and language make further contributions to the debate. Among the questions addressed are: is language conceptually prior to thought, or vice versa? Must thought take place 'in'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Preston; Royal Institute of Philosophy. Annual Conference; Royal Institute of Philosophy,; University of Reading.
ISBN: 0521587417 9780521587419
OCLC Number: 37820022
Notes: "The papers in this volume, except for the introduction, were all presented, in the order in which they are published here, to the annual conference of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, held at the University of Reading in September 1996"--Page v.
Description: vi, 249 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : thought as language / John Preston --
Seeing through language / Donald Davidson --
"The only sure sign ..." : thought and language in Descartes / John Cottingham --
Words and pictures / John Hyman --
Social externalism and conceptual diversity / Andrew Woodfield --
Explanation of cognition / John P. Searle --
Thought without language : thought without awareness? / L. Wieskrantz --
Philosophy, thought and language / Hans-Johann Glock --
Flowering of thought in language / W.V. Quine --
Talking to cats, rats and bats / K.V. Wilkes --
Analyticity, linguistic rules and epistemic evaluation / Christopher Hookway --
How to do other things with words / Daniel C. Dennett.
Series Title: Royal Institute of Philosophy supplement, 42.
Responsibility: edited by John Preston.
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This collection of papers on the relationship between thought and language includes contributions by several of today's best-known philosophers of mind and language. Subjects covered include: whether  Read more...

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