Locke's Philosophy of Language by Walter R. Ott
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Locke's Philosophy of Language
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Locke's Philosophy of Language

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Locke's Philosophy of Language by Walter R. Ott

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This book examines John Locke's claims about the nature and workings of language. Walter Ott proposes an interpretation of Locke's thesis in which words signify ideas in the mind of the speaker, and argues that rather than employing such notions as sense or reference, Locke relies on an ancient tradition that understands signification as reliable indication. He then uses this interpretation to explain crucial areas of Locke's metaphysics and epistemology, including essence, abstraction, knowledge and mental representation. His discussion challenges many of the orthodox readings of Locke, and will be of interest to historians of philosophy and philosophers of language alike.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521036016
ISBN-10: 0521036011
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Pages: 168
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Causation and Laws of Nature in Early Modern Philosophy by Walter R. Ott Causation and Laws of Nature in Early Modern Philosophy, Paperback (December 2012)

Causation and Laws of Nature in Early Modern Philosophy is a study of one of the most important debates in 17th- and 18th-century philosophy: the nature of causation. Ott offers controversial readings of such canonical figures as Descartes, Locke, and Hume, and explores related topics such as intentionality, necessity, and relations.

Locke's Philosophy of Language by Walter R. Ott Locke's Philosophy of Language, Hardback (November 2003)

Examines John Locke's claims about the nature and workings of language.

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Author Biography - Walter R. Ott

Walter R. Ott is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at East Tennessee State University. He has published in a number of journals including Ancient Philosophy, Dialogue, Locke Studies/Locke Newsletter, and the Journal of Philosophical Research.

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