Meaning, Understanding and Practice
By (author) Barry Stroud
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Meaning, Understanding and Practice by Barry Stroud
Book DescriptionMeaning, Understanding, and Practice is a selection of the most notable essays of a leading contemporary philosopher on a set of central topics in the subject. Barry Stroud offers penetrating studies of meaning, understanding, necessity, and the intentionality of thought. One question running through many of the essays is how much can be expected from a philosophical account of a person's understanding the meaning of something, and whether it can succeed without implying that the person understands many other things as well. Five of the essays focus on the philosophy of Wittgenstein, and at least that many others work with ideas derived from Wittgenstein. In a helpful introduction Stroud explains how the essays are related to one another and how some of his ideas about these questions developed over the years.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199252145
(215mm x 139mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 4-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Philosophers Past and Present, Hardback (June 2011)
This volume of uncollected essays by Barry Stroud explores central ideas in the work of individual philosophers from Descartes, Berkeley, and Locke to Quine, Burge, McDowell, Goldman, Fogelin, and Sosa. Stroud confronts a series of philosophical issues, and examines the sources, implications, and legacy of Hume's 'naturalism' and 'scepticism'.
Understanding Human Knowledge, Paperback (July 2002)» View all books by Barry Stroud
Barry Stroud has since the 1970s been one of the most original contributors to the philosophical study of knowledge; this volume presents the best of his essays in this area. Anyone interested in epistemology will wish to read these profound investigations into its most fundamental problems.
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Author Biography - Barry Stroud
Barry Stroud is Mills Professor of Metaphysics and Epistemology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Hume (1977, winner of the Matchette Prize awarded by the American Philosophical Association), The Significance of Philosophical Scepticism (1984), The Quest for Reality (1999), and another volume of philosophical essays, Understanding Human Knowledge (2000).
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