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By Bob Hale, Crispin Wright

ISBN-10: 0631167579

ISBN-13: 9780631167570

Written through a world meeting of top philosophers, this quantity presents a survey of latest philosophy of language. in addition to supplying a synoptic view of the most important concerns, figures, thoughts and debates, each one essay makes new and unique contributions to ongoing debate. themes lined contain: rule following, modality, realism, indeterminacy of translation, inscrutability of reference, names and inflexible vacation spot, Davidson's application, which means and verification, purpose and conference, radical interpretation, tacit wisdom, metaphor, causal theories of semantics, items and standards of identification, theories of fact, strength and pragmatics, essentialism, demonstratives, reference and necessity, id, which means and privateness of language, vagueness and the sorites paradox, holisms, propositional attitudes, analyticity.

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