Words and Things by Ernest Gellner
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Words and Things
By Ernest Gellner

Words and Things

An Examination of, and an Attack on, Linguistic Philosophy, a Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology 2nd Revised edition

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Words and Things by Ernest Gellner

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When Ernest Gellner was his early thirties, he took it upon himself to challenge the prevailing philosophical orthodoxy of the day, Linguistic Philosophy. Finding a powerful ally in Bertrand Russell, who provided the foreword for this book, Gellner embarked on the project that was to put him on the intellectual map. The first determined attempt to state the premises and operational rules of the movement, Words and Things remains philosophy's most devastating attack on a conventional wisdom to this day.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415345484
ISBN-10: 0415345480
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 29mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Cause and Meaning in the Social Sciences by Ernest Gellner Cause and Meaning in the Social Sciences, Paperback (February 2006)

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Psychoanalytic Movement by Ernest Gellner Psychoanalytic Movement, Paperback (December 2002)

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Language and Solitude by Ernest Gellner Language and Solitude, Paperback (October 1998)

Ernest Gellner's final book, first published in 1998, is a synoptic interpretation of the thought of Wittgenstein and Malinowski.

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Author Biography - Ernest Gellner

Ernest Gellner (1925 - 1995) A Central European emigre who made his home in England, Gellner was famed for constructing academic theories on linguistic philosophy and nationalism.

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