Language and Logic: A Speculative and Condition-Theoretic Study (Pragmatics & Beyond, Companion Series 2)

Language and Logic: A Speculative and Condition-Theoretic Study (Pragmatics & Beyond, Companion Series 2)

By: Johan van der Auwera (author)Hardback

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In this volume Van der Auwera attempts to clarify the idea that language reflects both mind and reality and to elucidate the reflection idea by turning it into the cornerstone of a linguistic theory of meaning.

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Contents

1. Preface; 2. Symbols and Abbreviations; 3. Chapter I: Methodology, Contents, and Relevance; 4. Chapter II: From Possible Worlds to Human Action; 5. 1. Philosophy of mind, ontology, and reflection; 6. 2. The out-of-mind; 7. 3. The mind; 8. 4. Human action; 9. Chapter III: Speech Acts and Meanings; 10. 1. Meaning and speech acts; 11. 2. Basic speech acts; 12. 3. Semantics and pragmatics; 13. Chapter IV: Towards a Reflectionist and Condition-Theoretic Logic; 14. 1. The basis of logic; 15. 2. Intra-logical RL interpretations; 16. 3. Conditions; 17. 4. Truth; 18. Chapter V: Propositional Operators; 19. 1. Conditional and componential analyses; 20. 2. Conjunction; 21. 3. Truth, falsity, and possibility; 22. 4. Modality; 23. 5. Implication; 24. 6. Postliminaries; 25. Notes; 26. References; 27. Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/1985
  • ISBN13: 9789027250025
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 270
  • ID: 9789027250025
  • weight: 475
  • ISBN10: 9027250022

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