The Game of Language
Language: en
Pages: 356
Authors: Jaakko Hintikka
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-06 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Since the first chapter of this book presents an intro duction to the present state of game-theoretical semantics (GTS), there is no point in giving a briefer survey here. Instead, it may be helpful to indicate what this volume attempts to do. The first chapter gives a short intro duction to GTS and a survey of what is has accomplished. Chapter 2 puts the enterprise of GTS into new philo sophical perspective by relating its basic ideas to Kant's phi losophy of mathematics, space, and time. Chapters 3-6 are samples of GTS's accomplishments in understanding different kinds of semantical phenomena, mostly in natural languages. Beyond presenting results, some of these chapters also have other aims. Chapter 3 relates GTS to an interesting line of logical and foundational studies - the so-called functional interpretations - while chapter 4 leads to certain important methodological theses. Chapter 7 marks an application of GTS in a more philo sophical direction by criticizing the Frege-Russell thesis that words like "is" are multiply ambiguous. This leads in turn to a criticism of recent logical languages (logical notation), which since Frege have been based on the ambi guity thesis, and also to certain methodological sug gestions. In chapter 8, GTS is shown to have important implications for our understanding of Aristotle's doctrine of categories, while chapter 9 continues my earlier criticism of Chomsky's generative approach to linguistic theorizing.
The Game of Justice
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Ruth Lane
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-01-03 - Publisher: SUNY Press

Argues in favor of viewing justice as a political contest that everyone has a stake in.
The Organization of Language
Language: en
Pages: 389
Authors: Janice Moulton, George M. Robinson
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1981-02-27 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This clear account will be of interest to people concerned with language from a variety of perspectives.
Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Language
Language: en
Pages: 960
Authors: Gillian Russell, Delia Graff Fara
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-26 - Publisher: Routledge

Philosophy of language is the branch of philosophy that examines the nature of meaning, the relationship of language to reality, and the ways in which we use, learn, and understand language.? The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Language provides a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the field, charting its key ideas and movements, and addressing?contemporary research and enduring questions in the philosophy of language. Unique to this Companion is clear coverage of research from the related disciplines of formal logic and linguistics, and discussion of the applications in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and philosophy of mind.? Organized thematically, the Companion is divided into seven sections: Core Topics; Foundations of Semantics; Parts of Speech; Methodology; Logic for Philosophers of Language; Philosophy of Language for the Rest of Philosophy; and Historical Perspectives. Comprised of 70 never-before-published essays from leading scholars--including Sally Haslanger, Jeffrey King, Sally McConnell-Ginet, Rae Langton, Kit Fine, John MacFarlane, Jeff Pelletier, Scott Soames, Jason Stanley, Stephen Stich and Zoltan Gendler Szabo--the Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Language promises to be the most comprehensive and authoritative resource for students and scholars alike.
Saussure's Philosophy of Language As Phenomenology
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Beata Stawarska
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-29 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book draws on recent developments in research on Ferdinand de Saussure's general linguistics to challenge the structuralist doctrine associated with the posthumous Course in General Linguistics (1916) and to develop a new philosophical interpretation of Saussure's conception of language based solely on authentic source materials. This project follows two new editorial paradigms: 1. a critical re-examination of the 1916 Course in light of the relevant sources and 2. a reclamation of the historically authentic materials from Saussure's Nachlass, some of them recently discovered. In Stawarska's book, this editorial paradigm shift serves to expose the difficulties surrounding the official Saussurean doctrine with its sets of oppositional pairings: the signifier and the signified; la langue and la parole; synchrony and diachrony. The book therefore puts pressure not only on the validity of the posthumous editorial redaction of Saussure's course in general linguistics in the Course, but also on its structuralist and post-structuralist legacy within the works of Levi-Strauss, Lacan, and Derrida. Its constructive contribution consists in reclaiming the writings from Saussure's Nachlass in the service of a linguistic phenomenology, which intersects individual expression in the present with historically sedimented social conventions. Stawarska develops such a conception of language by engaging Saussure's own reflections with relevant writings by Hegel, Husserl, Roman Jakobson, and Merleau-Ponty. Finally, she enriches her philosophical critique with a detailed historical account of the material and institutional processes that led to the ghostwriting and legitimizing the Course as official Saussurean doctrine.
Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Language
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: James Bogen
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-04 - Publisher: Routledge

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
It's All in the Game
Language: en
Pages: 374
Authors: Allan C. Hutchinson
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-01-24 - Publisher: Duke University Press

DIVThe author argues for an understanding of judging that rejects foundationalism (the effort to ground legal thought on something), attempts to carve out a "middle way" between formalist and the political visions of law, and offers a reconceptual/div
The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Language
Language: en
Pages: 456
Authors: Michael Devitt, Richard Hanley
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-04-15 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

The Blackwell Guide to Philosophy of Language is a collection of twenty new essays in a cutting-edge and wide-ranging field. Surveys central issues in contemporary philosophy of language while examining foundational topics Provides pedagogical tools such as abstracts and suggestions for further readings Topics addressed include the nature of meaning, speech acts and pragmatics, figurative language, and naturalistic theories of reference
Mauthner's Critique of Language
Language: en
Authors: Gershon Weiler
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: CUP Archive

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Wittgenstein: A Guide for the Perplexed
Language: en
Pages: 167
Authors: Mark Addis
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-04-24 - Publisher: A&C Black

Presenting a commentary on the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein, this book offers guidance to reading Wittgenstein and a methodology for interpreting his works. It covers the entirety of Wittgenstein's career, examining the relationship between the early, middle and later periods of his philosophy.
Key Thinkers in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language
Language: en
Pages: 282
Authors: Siobhan Chapman, Christopher Routledge
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

A reference guide to the work of figures who have played an important role in the development of ideas about language. It includes 80 entries on individual thinkers in the Western tradition, ranging from antiquity to the present day, chosen because of their impact on the description or theory of language.
Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Language
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Thomas McNally
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-08-17 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book engages with the later arguments of this major philosopher to examine his significant impact on our understanding of language.