The Philosophy of Language

Paperback | November 13, 2012

byA. P. Martinich, David Sosa

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What is meaning? How is linguistic communication possible? What is the nature of language? What is the relationship between language and the world? How do metaphors work? The Philosophy of Language, Sixth Edition, is an excellent introduction to such fundamental questions. Incorporating insights from new coeditor David Sosa, the sixth edition collects forty-eight of the most important articles in the field, making it the most up-to-date and comprehensive volume on the subject. Revised to address changing trends and contemporary developments, the sixth edition featureseighteen new articles, including influential work by Kent Bach, Paul Boghossian, M. A. E. Dummett, Delia Graff Fara, Hartry Field, H. P. Grice and P.F. Strawson, Carl G. Hempel, Saul Kripke, Benson Mates, Hilary Putnam, Diana Raffman, Nathan Salmon, Stephen Schiffer, John R. Searle, Roy Sorenson,David Sosa, Dennis Stampe, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. A general introduction and introductions to each section give students background to the issues and explain the connections between them. A bibliography of suggested further reading follows each section.

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What is meaning? How is linguistic communication possible? What is the nature of language? What is the relationship between language and the world? How do metaphors work? The Philosophy of Language, Sixth Edition, is an excellent introduction to such fundamental questions. Incorporating insights from new coeditor David Sosa, the sixth ...

A. P. Martinich is Roy Allison Vaughn Centennial Professor in Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. David Sosa is Louann and Larry Temple Centennial Professor in the Humanities and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. Professors Martinich and Sosa are the coeditors of Analytic Philosoph...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:704 pages, 9.25 × 6.5 × 0.68 inPublished:November 13, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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*=New to this EditionEach section ends with Suggested Further Reading.Note on the Sixth EditionIntroductionI. NAMES1. John Stuart Mill: Of Names (1881)2. Gottlob Frege: On Sense and Reference (1892)3. John R. Searle: Proper Names (1958) *4. Saul Kripke: From Naming and Necessity (1972)5. Hilary Putnam: Meaning and Reference (1973)6. Gareth Evans: The Causal Theory of Names (1973)7. Nathan Salmon: From Frege's Puzzle (1986) *II. DESCRIPTIONS8. Bertrand Russell: On Denoting (1905)9. Bertrand Russell: Descriptions (1919)10. P. F. Strawson: On Referring (1950)11. Bertrand Russell: Mr. Strawson on Referring (1957)12. Keith Donnellan: Reference and Definite Descriptions (1966)13. Saul Kripke: Speaker's Reference and Semantic Reference (1977) *III. ASCRIPTIONS14. W. V. Quine: Quantifiers and Propositional Attitudes (1956)15. David Kaplan: Quantifying In (1968)16. Donald Davidson: On Saying That (1968)17. Benson Mates: Synonymity (1952) *18. Saul Kripke: A Puzzle about Belief (1979)19. David Sosa: The Import of the Puzzle about Belief (1996) *20. Stephen Schiffer: Belief Ascription (1992) *IV. COMMUNICATION21. H. P. Grice: Meaning (1957)22. J. L. Austin: Performative Utterances (1961)23. John R. Searle: The Structure of Illocutionary Acts (1969)24. H. P. Grice: Logic and Conversation (1975)25. Kent Bach: Conversational Impliciture (1994) *26. Donald Davidson: A Nice Derangment of Epitaphs (1985)V. TRUTH27. Gottlob Frege: The Thought: A Logical Inquiry (1918)28. Alfred Tarski: The Semantic Conception of Truth and the Foundations of Semantics (1944)29. Harty Field: Tarski's Theory of Truth (1972) *30. Donald Davidson: Truth and Meaning (1967)31. M. A. E. Dummett: What Is a Theory of Meaning? (1975) *VI. ANALYTICITY32. W. V. Quine: Two Dogmas of Empiricism (1951)33. H. P. Grice and P. F. Strawson: In Defense of a Dogma (1956) *34. Hilary Putnam: "Two Dogmas" Revisited (1976) *VII. INDETERMINANCIESContext35. Robert Stalnaker: Assertion (1978)36. David Kaplan: Demonstratives: An Essay on the Semantics, Logic, Metaphysics, and Epistemology of Demonstratives and Other Indexicals (1977)37. John Perry: The Problem of the Essential Indexical (1979)Rule-Following38. Saul Kripke: From On Rules and Private Language (1982)39. Paul A. Boghossian: The Rule-Following Considerations (1989)Vagueness40. Roy Sorenson: From Blindspots (1988) *41. Diana Raffman: Vagueness without Paradox (1994) *42. Delia Graff Fara: Shifting Sands: An Interest-Relative Theory of Vagueness (2000) *VIII. LANGUAGE43. John Locke: Of Words (1699)44. Ludwig Wittgenstein: From Philosophical Investigations (1953) *45. Carl G. Hempel: Empiricist Criteria of Cognitive Significance: Problems and Changes (1950) *46. David Lewis: Languages and Language (1975)47. Dennis W. Stampe: Toward a Causal Theory of Linguistic Representation (1977) *48. Noam Chomsky: Language and Problems of Knowledge (1988)