Susan Stebbing And The Language Of Common Sense

Hardcover | March 18, 2013

byS. Chapman

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This book tells the story of the life and work of L. Susan Stebbing (1885-1943), the first woman Professor of Philosophy in Britain, and the author of a number of popular books, including Thinking to Some Purpose (1939). It traces her professional and personal associations with many of the leading philosophers of her day, including G. E. Moore, Bertrand Russell, A. J. Ayer and Ludwig Wittgenstein. Stebbing's early writings were concerned with formal logic, but she came increasingly to believe in the importance of exposing misleading uses of language in, for instance, popular works of science, advertisements, newspaper editorials and political propaganda. This book considers the historical developments and the personal, social and political commitments that contributed to this belief. It also assesses Stebbing's work in the light of subsequent developments both in analytic philosophy and in linguistics, and suggests that it has important contributions to make in both fields.

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This book tells the story of the life and work of L. Susan Stebbing (1885-1943), the first woman Professor of Philosophy in Britain, and the author of a number of popular books, including Thinking to Some Purpose (1939). It traces her professional and personal associations with many of the leading philosophers of her day, including G. ...

Siobhan Chapman is Professor of English Language at the University of Liverpool, UK. She has previously taught at the Universities of Newcastle and Kent. Her publications include Paul Grice, Philosopher and Linguist; Thinking About Language, Theories of English; Language and Empiricism, After the Vienna Circle and Pragmatics.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:March 18, 2013Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230302904

ISBN - 13:9780230302907

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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Foreword
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
1. Introduction
2. The Analyst in Training
3. Becoming a Philosopher
4. Science, Logic and Language
5. Cambridge Analysis
6. Logical Positivism and Philosophy of Language
7. A Wider Audience
8. Politics and Critical Thinking
9. Logic and Ideals
10. Stebbing, Philosophy and Linguistics
Notes
Bibliography
References

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