Philosophy of Language is an accessible yet detailed introduction to the major issues and thinkers in the subject.
Thematically structured, Philosophy of Language introduces the work of leading thinkers who
have contributed to the discipline, including Frege, Russell, Strawson, Grice and Quine and also examines key distinctions that arise, such as sense and reference, sense and force, descriptions and names, semantics and pragmatics, extensional, intensional, and hyperintensional contexts, and the problems which these distinctions involve. Cogent and thorough analysis throughout is supplemented by student-friendly features, including chapter summaries, questions for discussion, guides to further reading, a glossary, and an extensive bibliography.
Closely reflecting the way the philosophy of language is taught and studied, the structure and content of this introduction is ideal for use on undergraduate courses and of value for postgraduate students.
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).
Preface \ Introduction \ 1. Frege on Names \ 2. Frege on Predication \ 3. Frege on Sentences \ 4. Frege on Force and Tone \ 5. Russell on Definite Descriptions \ 6. Grice on Meaning \ 7. Grice on Conversation \ 8. Quine on Meaning \ 9. Davidson on Extensional Theories of Meaning \ 10. Lewis on Intensional Theories of Meaning \ Conclusion \ Glossary \ References \ Index