Logical Form and Language by Gerhard Preyer

Logical Form and Language

EditorGerhard Preyer, Georg Peter

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One of the central issues of analytic philosophy and especially the theory of language is the concept of logical form. As typically understood this concept covers investigations into universal logical features underlying languages. However, from Frege and Russell onwards logical form analystswere no longer confined to such narrow linguistic perspectives. For them, investigating the logical form of language took the wider philosophical perspective of trying to understand language as our principal means for representing the world. From Russell's theory of definite descriptions toDavidson's truth-theoretical analyses of adverbial modification, citation, and reported speech, to lay open the logical structures underlying language is seen as a way of revealing the structure and features of the thereby represented world. Seventeen specially written essays by eminent philosophers and linguists appear for the first time in this anthology. Logical Form and Language brings together exciting new contributions from diverse points of view, which illuminate the lively current debate about this topic.

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Gerhard Preyer is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Frankfurt and editor of the journal ProtoSociology. Georg Peter is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Frankfurt, and with Gerhard Preyer edits the journal ProtoSociology.
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Title:Logical Form and LanguageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:522 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.05 inPublished:February 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Gerhard Preyer and Georg Peter: IntroductionI The Nature of Logical Form 2. Stephen Neale: Abbreviation, Scope, Ontology3. Ernie Lepore and Kirk Ludwig: What is Logical Form?4. Paul M. Pietroski: Functions and Concatenation5. Jeffrey King: Two Sorts of Claim about 'Logical Form'6. Peter Ludlow: LF and Natural Logic7. Robert Fiengo and Robert May: Identity StatementsII Intensionality, Events, and Semantic Content8. James Higginbotham: Why is Sequence of Tense Obligatory?9. Richard Larson: The Grammar of Intensionality10. Barry Schein: Events and the Semantic Content of Thematic Relations11. Norbert Hornstein: A Grammatical Argument for a Neo-Davidsonian Semantics12. Jason Stanley: Nominal RestrictionIII Logical Form, Belief, Ascription, and Proper Names13. Bernard Linsky: Russell's Logical Form, LF, and Truth-Conditions14. Lenny Clapp and Robert J. Stainton: 'Obviously Propositions are Nothing': Russell and the Logical Form of 'Belief Reports'15. Robert J. Matthews: Logical Form and the Relational Conception of Belief16. Marga Reimer: Ordinary Proper Names17. Reinaldo Elugardo: The Predicate View of Proper NamesIndex