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Words and things : an examination of, and an attack on, linguistic philosophy

Author: Ernest Gellner
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2005.
Series: Routledge classics.
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"When Ernest Gellner was in his early thirties, he took it upon himself to challenge linguistic philosophy, the prevailing philosophical orthodoxy of the day. Finding a powerful ally in Bertrand Russell, who provided the foreword for this book, Gellner embarked on the project that was to put him on the intellectual map. Words and Things was the first determined attempt to state the premises and operational rules of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest Gellner
ISBN: 0415345480 9780415345484
OCLC Number: 57166719
Notes: Includes index.
Originally published: London: Gollancz, 1959.
Description: xxiv, 360 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Bertrand Russell --
Introduction : the saltmines of Salzburg or Wittgensteinianism reconsidered in historical context --
Of linguistic philosophy --
Of language --
Of philosophy --
Of the world --
Of knowledge --
Structure and strategy --
Assessment --
Implications --
Sociology --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Routledge classics.
Responsibility: Ernest Gellner ; foreword by Bertrand Russell ; with a new preface by Ian Jarvie.
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First published in 1959, this classic challenge to the prevailing philosophical orthodoxy of the day, remains the most devastating attack on a conventional wisdom in philosophy to this day.  Read more...

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'I find myself in very close agreement with Mr. Gellner's doctrines as set forth in this book.' - Bertrand Russell

 
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