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Truth and Speech Acts

Studies in the Philosophy of Language

Edited by Dirk Greimann, Geo Siegwart

Routledge – 2007 – 406 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

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Description

Whereas the relationship between truth and propositional content has already been intensively investigated, there are only very few studies devoted to the task of illuminating the relationship between truth and illocutionary acts. This book fills that gap.

This innovative collection addresses such themes as:

  • the relation between the concept of truth and the success conditions of assertions and kindred speech acts
  • the linguistic devices of expressing the truth of a proposition
  • the relation between predication and truth.

Contents

Introduction Part 1: The Illocutionary Significance of the Concept of Truth Part 2: Truth and Assertion Part 3: The Normativity of Truth Part 4: Truth and Propositional Meaning

Author Bio

Dirk Greimann is Professor of Philosophy at the Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil.

Geo Siegwart is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Greifswald, Germany.

Name: Truth and Speech Acts: Studies in the Philosophy of Language (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Dirk Greimann, Geo Siegwart. Whereas the relationship between truth and propositional content has already been intensively investigated, there are only very few studies devoted to the task of illuminating the relationship between truth and illocutionary acts. This book fills that...
Categories: Philosophy of Language, Semantics