Philosophy of Language: An Introduction

Philosophy of Language: An Introduction

By: Chris Daly (author)Hardback

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Philosophy of Language provides students with an accessible yet detailed introduction to the major issues and thinkers in the subject. Ideal for use on undergraduate courses, but also of value for postgraduate students, the structure and content of this textbook closely reflect the way the philosophy of language is taught and studied. Thematically structured, the book introduces the work of leading thinkers who have contributed to the discipline, including Frege, Russell, Strawson, Grice, Quine, Davidson and Lewis. The author examines key distinctions in the philosophy of language, including sense and reference, sense and force, descriptions and names, semantics and pragmatics, extensional, intensional, and hyperintensional contexts, and the problems which these distinctions involve. Chris Daly's cogent and thorough analysis is supplemented by student-friendly features, including chapter summaries, questions for discussion, guides to further reading, a glossary, and an extensive bibliography.

About Author

Chris Daly is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Manchester, UK. He is also the author of Introduction to Philosophical Methods (Broadview Press, 2010).

Contents

Preface \ Introduction \ 1. Frege on Names \ 2. Frege on Predicates \ 3. Frege on Sentences \ 4. Frege on Force and Tone \ 5. Russell on Definite Descriptions \ 6. Grice on Meaning \ 7. Grice on Conversational Implicature \ 8. Quine's Scepticism about Meaning \ 9. Davidson on Extensional Theories of Meaning \ 10. Lewis on Intensional Theories of Meaning \ Conclusion \ Glossary \ References \ Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781441173508
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9781441173508
  • weight: 667
  • ISBN10: 1441173501

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