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Philosophy of Language

Scott Soames

Abstract

This book presents a unifying vision of the field of philosophy of language—its principal achievements, its most pressing current questions, and its most promising future directions. In addition to explaining the progress philosophers have made toward creating a theoretical framework for the study of language, the book investigates foundational concepts—such as truth, reference, and meaning—that are central to the philosophy of language and important to philosophy as a whole. The first part of the book describes how philosophers from Frege, Russell, Tarski, and Carnap to Kripke, Kaplan, and Mo ... More

Keywords: language, truth, reference, meaning, philosophy, logic, mathematics, assertion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780691138664
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691138664.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Scott Soames, author
University of Southern California