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Title Philosophy of language : the big questions / edited by Andrea Nye
Published Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1998

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Description xii, 305 pages ; 25 cm
Series Philosophy, the big questions ; 5
Philosophy, the big questions ; 5
Contents 1. The Weaving Together of Forms -- 2. The Origin of Languages -- 3. Of Words -- 4. On the Scientific Justification of a Conceptual Notation -- 5. The Existential Matrix of Inquiry: Cultural -- 6. Picturing Reality -- 7. Subjectivity in Language -- 8. Private Language, Public Language -- 9. The Mark of Gender -- 10. On Sense and Meaning -- 11. The Principle of Verification -- 12. Meaning as Use -- 13. Biosemantics -- 14. How Can Language Be Sexist? -- 15. Meaning -- 16. Performative Utterances -- 17. Verbal Interaction -- 18. Telling as Letting Know -- 19. He I Sought but Did Not Find
20. On Denoting -- 21. Naming and Necessity -- 22. The Formation of Objects -- 23. Critically Queer -- 24. "Worlds" and "World"-Traveling -- 25. The Semantic Theory of Truth -- 26. The Method of Truth in Metaphysics -- 27. Truth as Coherence -- 28. Truth, Reference and the Prgmatics of (Racial) Meaning -- 29. Are Truth Claims in Science Dysfunctional? -- 30. The Translation of Untranslatable Words -- 31. Indeterminacy of Translation -- 32. An American Indian Model of the Universe -- 33. On the Very Idea of Conceptual Scheme -- 34. How to Tame a Wild Tongue -- 35. Language as Boundary
Summary This anthology brings together a diversity of readings in the philosophy of language, from the ancient Greeks to contemporary analytic, feminist and multicultural perspectives. The emphasis is on issues that have a direct bearing on concerns about knowledge, reality, meaning and understanding
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Language and languages -- Philosophy.
Genre/Form Aufsatzsammlung
Author Nye, Andrea, 1939-
LC no. 97045209
ISBN 0631206019 hardcover alkaline paper
0631206027 paperback alkaline paper