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  1. Philosophy of Language and Webs of Information

    By Heimir Geirsson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    The nature of propositions and the cognitive value of names have been the focal point of philosophy of language for the last few decades. The advocates of the causal reference theory have favored the view that the semantic contents of proper names are their referents. However, Frege’s puzzle about...

    Published December 10th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Symposium on J. L. Austin (Routledge Revivals)

    By K T Fann

    JL Austin (1911-1960) exercised in Post-war Oxford an intellectual authority similar to that of Wittgenstein in Cambridge. Although he completed no books of his own and published only seven papers, Austin became through lectures and talks one of the acknowledged leaders in what is called ‘Oxford...

    Published September 29th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Reference and Structure in the Philosophy of Language

    A Defense of the Russellian Orthodoxy

    By Arthur Sullivan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    This volume investigates the precise contours of the connections between two foundational concepts: reference (the means of semantically expressing singular or object-dependent information) and structure (the having or lacking of meaningful sub-parts). Sullivan shows that the notion of...

    Published August 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  4. Reading Putnam

    Edited by Maria Baghramian

    Hilary Putnam is one of the world’s leading philosophers. His highly original and often provocative ideas have set the agenda for a variety of debates in philosophy of science, philosophy of mind and philosophy of language. His now famous philosophical thought experiments, such as the ‘Twin earth’...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  5. The Language of Criticism

    By John Casey

    First published in 1966, the Language of Criticism was the first systematic attempt to understand literary criticism through the methods of linguistic philosophy and the later work of Wittgenstein. Literary critical and aesthetic judgements are rational, but are not to be explained by...

    Published June 6th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Semantics and Metaphysics of Natural Kinds

    Edited by Helen Beebee, Nigel Sabbarton-Leary

    Series: Routledge Studies in Metaphysics

    Essentialism--roughly, the view that natural kinds have discrete essences, generating truths that are necessary but knowable only a posteriori--is an increasingly popular view in the metaphysics of science. At the same time, philosophers of language have been subjecting Kripke’s views about the...

    Published April 19th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Truth and Speech Acts

    Studies in the Philosophy of Language

    Edited by Dirk Greimann, Geo Siegwart

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    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...

    Published April 16th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Introduction to Logical Theory

    By P. F. Strawson

    First published in 1952, professor’s Strawson’s highly influential Introduction to Logical Theory provides a detailed examination of the relationship between the behaviour of words in common language and the behaviour of symbols in a logical system. He seeks to explain both the exact nature of the...

    Published March 1st 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Philosophy of Curiosity

    By Ilhan Inan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    In this book, Ilhan Inan questions the classical definition of curiosity as a desire to know. Working in an area where epistemology and philosophy of language overlap, Inan forges a link between our ability to become aware of our ignorance and our linguistic aptitude to construct terms referring to...

    Published December 20th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Semantic Externalism

    By Jesper Kallestrup

    Series: New Problems of Philosophy

    Semantic externalism is the view that the meanings of referring terms, and the contents of beliefs that are expressed by those terms, are not fully determined by factors internal to the speaker but are instead bound up with the environment. The debate about semantic externalism is one of the most...

    Published September 1st 2011 by Routledge