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Philosophy of Language William G. Lycan

Philosophy of Language By William G. Lycan

Philosophy of Language by William G. Lycan


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Summary

This work introduces the student to the main issues and theories in 20th-century philosophy of language. Topics are structured in three parts in the book. The first part, "Reference and Referring Expressions", includes topics such as Russell's Theory of Descriptions, and Donnellan's distinction.

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Philosophy of Language: A Contemporary Introduction by William G. Lycan

Philosophy of Language introduces the student to the main issues and theories in twentieth-century philosophy of language. Topics are structured in three parts in the book. Part I, Reference and Referring Expressions, includes topics such as Russell's Theory of Desciptions, Donnellan's distinction, problems of anaphora, the description theory of proper names, Searle's cluster theory, and the causal-historical theory. Part II, Theories of Meaning, surveys the competing theories of linguistic meaning and compares their various advantages and liabilities. Part III, Pragmatics and Speech Acts, introduces the basic concepts of linguistic pragmatics, includes a detailed discussion of the problem of indirect force and surveys approaches to metaphor.
Unique features of the text:
* chapter overviews and summaries
* clear supportive examples
* study questions
* annotated further reading
* glossary.

Philosophy of Language Reviews

It is to New's credit that he has managed to distil some of the essentials without clogging his work with the excessive technicality or inpenetrable jargon.' - Journal of Literary Semantics

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: meaning and reference Part I Reference and Referring 2. Definite descriptions 3. Proper names: the description theory 4. Proper names: Direct Reference and the Causal-Historical theory Part II Theories of Meaning 5. Traditional theories of meaning 6. "Use" theories 7. Psychological theories: Grice's program 8. Verificationism 9. Truth-Condition Theories: Davidson's program 10. Truth-Condition Theories: possible worlds and intensional semantics Part III Pragmatics and Speech Acts 11. Semantic pragmatics 12. Speech acts and illocutionary force 13. Implicative relations Part IV The Dark Side 14. Metaphor Glossary Bibliography Index

Additional information

GOR001888899
9780415171168
0415171164
Philosophy of Language: A Contemporary Introduction by William G. Lycan
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1999-09-23
260
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