Designed for readers new to the subject, "Reading Philosophy of Language" presents key texts in the philosophy of language together with helpful editorial guidance. This is a concise collection of key texts in the philosophy of language. It is ideal for readers new to the subject. It features seminal texts by leading figures in the field, such as Austin, Chomsky, Davidson, Dummett and Searle. It presents three texts on each of five key topics: speech and performance; meaning and truth; knowledge of language; meaning and compositionality; and, non-literal meaning. A volume introduction from the editors outlines the subject's principal concerns. Introductions to each chapter locate the pieces in context and explain relevant terminology and theories. Interactive commentaries help readers to engage with the texts.
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Author Biography - Jennifer Hornsby
Jennifer Hornsby is Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London. Reading Philosophy: Selected Texts with a Method for Beginners (co-edited with Samuel Guttenplan and Christopher Janaway, Blackwell, 2003) is among her recent publications. Guy Longworth is Lecturer in Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London.