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Language PangsOn Pain and the Origin of Language

Language Pangs: On Pain and the Origin of Language

Ilit Ferber

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190053864
eISBN:
9780190053871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053864.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Language and pain are usually thought of as opposites, the one being about expression and communication, the other destructive, “beyond words,” and isolating. Language Pangs challenges these familiar ... More

Meanings as Species

Meanings as Species

Mark Richard

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198842811
eISBN:
9780191878732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842811.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, American Philosophy

One kind of meaning is constituted by what we need to grasp about usage to be competent participants in a community’s linguistic practices. This book proposes that this sort of meaning is primarily a ... More

Language, World, and LimitsEssays in the Philosophy of Language and Metaphysics

Language, World, and Limits: Essays in the Philosophy of Language and Metaphysics

A.W. Moore

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198823643
eISBN:
9780191862250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823643.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This is a collection of previously published essays that are all concerned, at some level, with the nature, scope, and limits of representation, where by representation is meant the act of ... More

Semantics for Reasons

Semantics for Reasons

Bryan R. Weaver and Kevin Scharp

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198832621
eISBN:
9780191871184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832621.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The focus of the book is the semantics of reasons locutions, for example reasons for someone to do something or believe something or be a certain way. Given the leading role that talk of reasons ... More

Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Language Volume 1

Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Language Volume 1

Ernie Lepore and David Sosa (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198836568
eISBN:
9780191873744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836568.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Philosophy of language has been at the center of philosophical research since at least Frege’s seminal work at the turn of the 20th century. Since that “linguistic turn,” much of the most important ... More

Just WordsOn Speech and Hidden Harm

Just Words: On Speech and Hidden Harm

Mary Kate McGowan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198829706
eISBN:
9780191868207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829706.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

We all know that speech is harmful but we need to be as clear as possible about what the harms are and how the speech in question brings about those harms. Clarity on these two points is important ... More

Interperspectival Content

Interperspectival Content

Peter Ludlow

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198823797
eISBN:
9780191862571
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823797.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Peter Ludlow argues that perspectival content, or what some call indexical content, is ineliminable and ubiquitous, running through our accounts of human action and emotions, perception, normative ... More

Form, Matter, Substance

Form, Matter, Substance

Kathrin Koslicki

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198823803
eISBN:
9780191862588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823803.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This work defends a hylomorphic analysis of concrete particular objects (e.g., living organisms). The Aristotelian doctrine of hylomorphism holds that those entities that fall under it are compounds ... More

Herder's Philosophy

Herder's Philosophy

Michael N. Forster

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780199588367
eISBN:
9780191866814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199588367.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book considers Herder’s philosophy in the round and argues that it is both far more impressive in quality and far more influential in modern thought than has previously been realized. After an ... More

Beyond Semantics and Pragmatics

Beyond Semantics and Pragmatics

Gerhard Preyer (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198791492
eISBN:
9780191868573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791492.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The study of meaning in language embraces a diverse range of problems and methods. Philosophers think through the relationship between language and he world; linguists document speakers’ knowledge of ... More

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