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Author Cappelen, Herman, author

Title Fixing language : an essay on conceptual engineering / Herman Cappelen
Edition 1st ed
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018
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Contents Introduction to conceptual engineering -- Towards a general theory I: Metasemantic foundations -- Towards a general theory II: Topic continuity as the limits of revision -- Towards a general theory III: Worldiness and the varieties of conceptual engineering -- Part V: Compare and contrast: Alternative accounts of conceptual engineering
Summary Herman Cappelen investigates how language and other representational devices can go wrong, and how to fix them. We use language to understand and talk about the world, but what if our language has deficiencies that prevent it from playing that role? How can we revise our concepts, and what are the limits on revision?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from home page (Oxford, viewed Mar. 22, 2019)
Subject English language -- Grammar, Historical
English language -- History
English language -- Usage -- History
Historical linguistics
Language and languages -- Philosophy
English language -- Grammar, Historical.
English language -- Usage.
English language.
Historical linguistics.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- General.
Language and languages -- Philosophy.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191852406
0192546287 (electronic bk.)
9780192546289 (electronic bk.)