Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Many people find themselves dissatisfied with recent linguistic philosophy, and yet know that language has always mattered deeply to philosophy and must in some sense continue to do so. Ian Hacking considers here some dozen case studies in the history of philosophy to show the different ways in which language has been important, and the consequences for the development of the subject. There are chapters on, among others, Hobbes, Berkeley, Russell, Ayer, Wittgenstein, Chomsky, Feyerabend and Davidson. Dr Hacking ends by speculating about the directions in which philosophy and the study of language seem likely to go. The book will provide students with a stimulating, broad survey of problems in the theory of meaning and the development of philosophy, particularly in this century. The topics treated in the philosophy of language are among the central, current concerns of philosophers, and the historical framework makes it possible to introduce concretely and intelligibly all the main theoretical issues.

Buy Why Does Language Matter to Philosophy? book by Ian Hacking from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521099981
ISBN-10: 0521099986
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 12mm)
Pages: 212
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Sep-1975
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Why Does Language Matter to Philosophy? book by Ian Hacking and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Author Ian Hacking

Logic of Statistical Inference by Ian Hacking

Logic of Statistical Inference

Hardback, August 2016
$162.00
Why is There Philosophy of Mathematics at All? by Ian Hacking

Why is There Philosophy of Mathematics at All?

Paperback, January 2014
$51.26
Exercises in Analysis by Ian Hacking

Exercises in Analysis

Paperback, April 2009
$51.26
Emergence of Probability by Ian Hacking

The Emergence of Probability

Paperback, July 2006
$51.26