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  1. The Linguistics of Laughter

    A Corpus-Assisted Study of Laughter-Talk

    By Alan Partington

    Series: Routledge Studies in Linguistics

    The Linguistics of Laughter examines what speakers try to achieve by producing ‘laughter-talk’ (the talk preceding and eliciting an episode of laughter) and, by using abundant examples from language corpora, what hearers are signalling when they produce laughter. In particular, Alan Partington...

    Published October 12th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Fiction and Fictionalism

    By R. M. Sainsbury

    Series: New Problems of Philosophy

    Are fictional characters such as Sherlock Holmes real? What can fiction tell us about the nature of truth and reality? In this excellent introduction to the problem of fictionalism R. M. Sainsbury covers the following key topics: what is fiction? realism about fictional objects, including the...

    Published August 12th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Analyticity

    By Cory Juhl, Eric Loomis

    Series: New Problems of Philosophy

    Analyticity, or the 'analytic/synthetic' distinction is one of the most important and controversial problems in contemporary philosophy. It is also essential to understanding many developments in logic, philosophy of language, epistemology and metaphysics. In this outstanding introduction to...

    Published August 6th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Collected Essays 1929 - 1968

    Collected Papers Volume 2

    By Gilbert Ryle

    Gilbert Ryle was one of the most important and yet misunderstood philosophers of the Twentieth Century. Long unavailable, Collected Essays 1929-1968: Collected Papers Volume 2 stands as testament to the astonishing breadth of Ryle’s philosophical concerns. This volume showcases Ryle’s...

    Published June 14th 2009 by Routledge

  5. From Truth to Reality

    New Essays in Logic and Metaphysics

    Edited by Heather Dyke

    Questions about truth and questions about reality are intimately connected. One can ask whether numbers exist by asking "Are there numbers?" But one can also ask what arguably amounts to the same question by asking "Is the sentence 'There are numbers' true?" Such semantic ascent implies...

    Published November 25th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Philosophy of Language

    Edited by A. P. Martinich

    Series: Critical Concepts in Philosophy

    What do ‘meaning’ and ‘truth’ mean? And how are they situated in the concrete practices of linguistic communication? What is the relationship between words and the world? How—with words—can people do such varied things as marry, inaugurate a president, and declare a country’s independence? How is...

    Published November 13th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Wittgenstein and the Tractatus

    By Michael Morris

    Series: Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks

    Written by a leading expert, this is the ideal guide to the only book Wittgenstein published during his lifetime, the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. Michael Morris makes sense of Wittgenstein’s brief but often cryptic text, highlighting its key themes. He introduces and analyzes:...

    Published October 16th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Scepticism and Naturalism: Some Varieties

    By P.F. Strawson

    By the time of his death in 2006, Sir Peter Strawson was regarded as one of the world's most distinguished philosophers. Unavailable for many years, Scepticism and Naturalism is a profound reflection on two classic philosophical problems by a philosopher at the pinnacle of his career. Based on his...

    Published April 13th 2008 by Routledge

  9. Freedom and Resentment and Other Essays

    By P.F. Strawson

    By the time of his death in 2006, Sir Peter Strawson was regarded as one of the world's most distinguished philosophers. First published thirty years ago but long since unavailable, Freedom and Resentment collects some of Strawson's most important work and is an ideal introduction to his thinking...

    Published April 13th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Philosophy of Language

    A Contemporary Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By William G. Lycan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

    Philosophy of Language: A Contemporary Introduction introduces the student to the main issues and theories in twentieth century philosophy of language, focusing specifically on linguistic phenomena. Topics are structured in four parts in the book. Part I, Reference and Referring...

    Published April 7th 2008 by Routledge