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Philosophy of language

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Philosophers have raised and struggled with questions relating to human language for more than 2000 years. Philosophy of Language: The Key Thinkers offers a comprehensive historical overview of this fascinating field. Thirteen specially commissioned essays introduce and explore the contributions of those philosophers who have shaped the subject and the centralaissues and arguments therein. Philosophical questions relating to language have been subjected to particularlyaintense scrutiny since the work of Gottlob Frege in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This book concentrates on the development of philosophical views on language over the last 130 years,aoffering coverage of all the leading thinkers in the fieldaincluding Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein, Austin, Quine, Chomsky, Grice, Davidson, Dummett and Kripke.aCrucially the book demonstrates how the ideas and arguments ofathese key thinkers have contributed to our understanding of the theoretical account of language use and its central concepts. Ideal for undergraduate students, the book lays the necessary foundations for a complete and thorough understanding of this fascinating subject.

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Author(s):
Barry Lee
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Paperback
ISBN-10:
1441100156
ISBN-13:
9781441100153
Publisher:
Continuum
Title:
Philosophy of language

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Philosophers have raised and struggled with questions relating to human language for more than 2000 years. Philosophy of Language: The Key Thinkers offers a comprehensive historical overview of this fascinating field. Thirteen specially commissioned essays introduce and explore the contributions of those philosophers who have shaped the subject and the centralaissues and arguments therein. Philosophical questions relating to language have been subjected to particularlyaintense scrutiny since the work of Gottlob Frege in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This book concentrates on the development of philosophical views on language over the last 130 years,aoffering coverage of all the leading thinkers in the fieldaincluding Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein, Austin, Quine, Chomsky, Grice, Davidson, Dummett and Kripke.aCrucially the book demonstrates how the ideas and arguments ofathese key thinkers have contributed to our understanding of the theoretical account of language use and its central concepts. Ideal for undergraduate students, the book lays the necessary foundations for a complete and thorough understanding of this fascinating subject.

Author(s):
Barry Lee
Condition:
As new
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1441100156
ISBN-13:
9781441100153
Publisher:
Continuum
Title:
Philosophy of language

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