Philosophy of language

Philosophy of Language provides a comprehensive, meticulous survey of twentieth-century and contemporary philosophical theories of meaning. Interweaving the historical development of the subject with a thematic overview of the different approaches to meaning, the book provides students with the tool...

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Auteur principal : Miller Alexander (Auteur)
Format : Livre
Langue : anglais
Titre complet : Philosophy of language / Alexander Miller
Édition : 3rd ed.
Publié : Abingdon, Oxon, New York, NY : Routledge , C 2018
Description matérielle : 1 vol. (xviii-447 p.)
Contenu : Preface to the first edition. Preface to second edition. Preface to the third edition. Acknowledgements, first edition. Acknowledgements, second edition. Acknowledgements, third edition Introduction. 1 Frege: Semantic value and reference; 1.1 Frege s logical language; 1.2 Syntax; 1.3 Semantics and truth; 1.4 Sentences and proper names; 1.5 Function and object; 1.6 Predicates, connectives and quantifiers; 1.7 A semantic theory for a simple language. 2 Frege and Russell: Sense and definite descriptions; 2.1 The introduction of sense; 2.2 The nature of sense; 2.3 The objectivity of sense: Frege s critique of Locke; 2.4 Four problems with Frege s notion of sense; 2.5 Kripke on naming and necessity; 2.6 A theory of sense?; 2.7 Force and tone; 2.8 Russell on names and descriptions; 2.9 Scope distinctions; 2.10 Russell s attack on sense; 2.11 Russell on communication; 2.12 Strawson and Donnellan on referring and definite descriptions; 2.13 Kripke s causal-historical theory of reference; 2.14 Appendix: Frege s theses on sense and semantic value. 3 Sense and verificationism: Logical positivism; 3.1 From the Tractatus to the verification principle; 3.2 The formulation of the verification principle; 3.3 Foster on the nature of the verification principle; 3.4 The a priori and the linguistic theory of necessity; 3.5 Carnap on internal and external questions; 3.6 Logical positivism and ethical language; 3.7 Moderate holism. 4 Scepticism about sense (I): Quine on analyticity and translation; 4.1 Quine s attack on the analytic-synthetic distinction: Introduction; 4.2 The argument of "Two Dogmas" (part I); 4.3 Criticism of "Two Dogmas" (part I); 4.4 The argument of "Two Dogmas" (part II); 4.5 Criticism of "Two Dogmas" (part II); 4.6 Quine on the indeterminacy of translation: Introduction; 4.7 The argument from below; 4.8 Evans and Hookway on the argument from below; 4.9 The argument from above; 4.10 Conclusion. 5 Scepticism about sense (II):Kripke s Wittgenstein and the skeptical paradox; 5.1 The sceptical paradox; 5.2 The sceptical solution and the argument against solitary language; 5.3 Boghossian s argument against the sceptical solution; 5.4 Wright s objections to the sceptical solution; 5.5 Zalabardo s objection to the sceptical solution; 5.6 The normativity of meaning?; 5.7 "Factualist" interpretations of Kripke s Wittgenstein. 6 Saving sense: Responses to the sceptical paradox; 6.1 Linguistic meaning and mental content; 6.2 Sophisticated dispositionalism; 6.3 Lewis-style reductionism and ultra-sophisticated dispositionalism; 6.4 Fodor's "asymmetric dependency" account of meaning; 6.5 McGinn on normativity and the ability conception of understanding; 6.6 Wright s judgement-dependent conception of meaning; 6.7 Pettit s "ethocentric" account; 6.8 Wittgenstein s dissolution of the sceptical paradox?; 6.9 Ginsborg s "partial reductionism". 7 Sense, intention and speech acts: Grice s programme; 7.1 Homeric struggles: Two approaches to sense; 7.2 Grice on speaker s-meaning and sentence-meaning; 7.3 Searle s modifications: Illocutionary and perlocutionary intentions; 7.4 Objections to Gricean analyses; 7.5 Response to Blackburn; 7.6 Strawson on referring revisited. 8 Sense and Truth: Tarski and Davidson; 8.1 Davidson and Frege; 8.2 Davidson s adequacy conditions for theories of meaning; 8.3 Intensional and extensional theories of meaning; 8.4 Extensional adequacy and Tarski s Convention (T); 8.5 Tarskian truth-theories; 8.6 Truth and translation: Two problems for Davidson; 8.7 Radical interpretation and the principle of charity; 8.8 Holism and T-theorems; 8.9 Conclusion: Theories of meaning and natural language. 9 Sense, world and metaphysics; 9.1 Realism; 9.2 Non-cognitivism and the Frege-Geach problem; 9.3 Realism and verification-transcendent truth; 9.4 Acquisition, manifestation and rule-following: the arguments against verification-transcendent truth; 9.5 Twin-Earth, meaning, mind, and world; 9.6 Grades of objectivity: Wright on anti-realism; 9.7 Two threats of quietism
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