Philosophy of Language
A Contemporary Introduction 2nd Revised edition
By (author) William G. Lycan
Philosophy of Language by William G. Lycan
Book DescriptionPhilosophy 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 Expressions, includes topics such as Russell's Theory of Desciptions, Donnellan's distinction, problems of anaphora, the description theory of proper names, Searle's cluster theory, and the causal-historical theory. Part II, Theories of Meaning, surveys the competing theories of linguistic meaning and compares their various advantages and liabilities. Part III, Pragmatics and Speech Acts, introduces the basic concepts of linguistic pragmatics, includes a detailed discussion of the problem of indirect force and surveys approaches to metaphor. Part IV, new to this edition, examines the four theories of metaphor. Features of Philosophy of Language include: new chapters on Frege and puzzles, inferentialism, illocutionary theories of meaning and relevance theory chapter overviews and summaries clear supportive examples study questions annotated further reading glossary.
Buy Philosophy of Language book by William G. Lycan from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780415957526
Classification: Philosophy of language
Format: Paperback (235mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
You might also like...
Computational Phenotypes by Sergio Balari
This book, written accessibly for both biologists and linguists, argues that language is not as exceptional a human trait as some linguists believe it to be. It is rather, according to the authors, just the human version of a fairly common and conservative organic system, the Central Computational Complex.
Time: Language, Cognition & Reality by Kasia M. Jaszczolt
Linguists and philosophers examine the representation of temporal reference; the interaction of the temporal information from tense, aspect, modality, and context; and the representation of the temporal relations between facts, events, states, propositions, and utterances. They link this to current research in psychology and anthropology.
Context and the Attitudes by Mark Richard
Thirteen seminal essays by Mark Richard develop a nuanced account of semantics and propositional attitudes. The collection addresses a range of topics in philosophical semantics and philosophy of mind, and is accompanied by a new Introduction which discusses attitudes realized by dispositions and other non-linguistic cognitive structures.
Meaning without Truth by Stefano Predelli» View more books like these...
Stefano Predelli explores the relationships between semantic notions of meaning and truth. He develops a 'Theory of Bias' in order to approach notorious semantic problems, offers a solution to Quine's 'Giorgione' puzzle and a new version of the demonstrative theory quotation, and defends a bare-boned approach to demonstratives and demonstrations.
Books By Author William G. Lycan
Real Conditionals, Paperback (December 2005)
Offers a fresh approach to the long-running debate among philosophers and logicians about the best way to analyse and understand conditional sentences. The author attends not just to the semantics of such sentences, but equally to their syntax, making use of insights from linguistic theory.
Consciousness and Experience, Hardback (October 1996)
This sequel to "Consciousness" (1987) continues the author's discussion of his general functionalist theory of consciousness, answers the critics of his earlier work, and expands the range of discussion to include issues and arguements that have arisen in the intervening years.
Consciousness, Paperback (April 1995)» View all books by William G. Lycan
In this book, William Lycan defends an original theory of mind that he calls "homuncular functionalism."
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Philosophy of Language book by William G. Lycan and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - William G. Lycan
William G. Lycan is William Rand Kenan Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina. He is the author of over 150 articles as well as seven books.
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
© 2003-2014. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.