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Ways of meaning : an introduction to a philosophy of language

Author: Mark de Bretton Platts
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1997.
Series: A Bradford book
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This second edition of the book contains a new chapter on the notions of natural-kind words and natural kinds. Unlike other discussions of the subject, this one places the semantic issues involved in the context of questions about the relations between knowing subjects and known objects. The author has also added a bibliography of further readings published since the first edition appeared in 1979.
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Platts, Mark de Bretton, 1947-
Ways of meaning.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)606062049
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark de Bretton Platts
ISBN: 0262161664 9780262161664 0262661071 9780262661072
OCLC Number: 35796463
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Description: xiv, 304 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: I. Truth: Conditions, Predicates, and Definitions --
I. Theories of Truth and Theories of Meaning --
III. Shades of Meaning --
IV. The Logical Form of Quantified Sentences --
V. Reported Speech: The Problems of Intensionality --
VI. Names and Objects --
VII. Adjectival Constructions --
VIII. Actions and Causes: Events --
IX. Understanding and Reality --
X. Moral Reality --
XI. Talk of a Kind.
Series Title: A Bradford book
Responsibility: Mark de Bretton Platts.

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Asssuming only minimum knowledge of elementary formal logic, the text shows how taking truth as the central notion in the theory of meaning can clarify the relations between language, reality and  Read more...

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