By Bob Hale, Crispin Wright
Written by way of a global meeting of major philosophers, this quantity offers a survey of latest philosophy of language. in addition to supplying a synoptic view of the foremost matters, figures, innovations and debates, each one essay makes new and unique contributions to ongoing debate. subject matters lined comprise: rule following, modality, realism, indeterminacy of translation, inscrutability of reference, names and inflexible vacation spot, Davidson's application, that means and verification, goal and conference, radical interpretation, tacit wisdom, metaphor, causal theories of semantics, gadgets and standards of identification, theories of fact, strength and pragmatics, essentialism, demonstratives, reference and necessity, identification, that means and privateness of language, vagueness and the sorites paradox, holisms, propositional attitudes, analyticity.
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Bivalence and Verificationism', § 1; and McDowell, 'On the Sense and Reference of a Proper Name'. See McDowell, op. ; also for some further suggestions, see Wiggins, Sameness and Substance, p. 222, and Needs, Values, Truth, ch. ). That is to say that I see language as a social object with a past. a present and a future, something that is for each generation of speakers an objet trouve, with words and modes of combination possessed contingently of this, that or the other meaning. Languages are not, on this conception, abstract objects defined by their syntax or semantics.
A Companion to the Philosophy of Language (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy) by Bob Hale, Crispin Wright