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Description - Reading Philosophy of Language by Jennifer Hornsby

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405124843
ISBN-10: 1405124849
Format: Hardback
(249mm x 177mm x 28mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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.

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