Reflections on Meaning
By (author) Paul Horwich
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Reflections on Meaning by Paul Horwich
Book DescriptionPaul Horwich, one of the world's most distinguished philosophers, develops in this book his highly original deflationary conception of language. His main aim in Reflections on Meaning is to explain how mere noises, marks, gestures, and mental symbols are able to capture the world - that is, how words and sentences (in whatever medium) come to mean what they do, to stand for certain things, to be true or false of reality. His answer is an innovative development of Wittgenstein's idea that the meaning of a term is nothing more than its use.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199251254
(224mm x 144mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 10-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Paul Horwich
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Wittgenstein's Metaphilosophy, Hardback (December 2012)
Paul Horwich presents a bold new interpretation of Wittgenstein's later work. He argues that it is Wittgenstein's radically anti-theoretical metaphilosophy - and not his identification of the meaning of a word with its use - that underpins his discussions of specific issues concerning language, the mind, mathematics, knowledge, art, and religion.
Truth - Meaning - Reality, Paperback (January 2010)
Truth - Meaning - Reality presents a broad and unified deflationism that encompasses language, thought, knowledge, and reality. Horwich's story begins with his minimalist view of truth - paving the way to an account of meaning as use. The fourteen essays constitute a coherent and complete expression of this three-pronged philosophy.
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Explains how noises, marks, gestures, and mental symbols come to mean what they do, to stand for certain things, to be true or false of reality. The meaning of a term is nothing more than its use. This text is presented as a continuous argument, focused on articulating and developing a different conception of language.
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