The Magic Prism: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language by Howard Wettstein PDF

By Howard Wettstein

The past due twentieth century observed nice flow within the philosophy of language, frequently serious of the fathers of the subject--Gottlieb Frege and Bertrand Russell--but occasionally supportive of (or even protective approximately) the paintings of the fathers. Howard Wettstein's sympathies lie with the critics. yet he says that they have got usually misconceived their serious venture, treating it in ways in which are technically concentrated and that omit the deeper implications in their progressive problem. Wettstein argues that Wittgenstein--a determine with whom the critics of Frege and Russell are usually unsympathetic--laid the basis for far of what's relatively innovative during this past due twentieth century movement.

The topic itself can be of significant curiosity, when you consider that philosophy of language has functioned as a type of origin for a lot of twentieth century philosophy. yet actually it continues to be a topic for experts, because the rules are tough and the mode of presentation is frequently really technical. during this e-book, Wettstein brings the non-specialist into the dialog (especially in early chapters); he additionally reconceives the controversy in a fashion that avoids technical formula. The Magic Prism is meant for pro philosophers, graduate scholars, and top department undergraduates.

Show description

Read or Download The Magic Prism: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language PDF

Best epistemology books

Graham Macdonald,David Papineau's Teleosemantics PDF

Teleosemantics seeks to provide an explanation for which means and different intentional phenomena by way of their functionality within the lifetime of the species. This quantity of latest essays from a powerful line-up of famous individuals deals a precious precis of the present country of the teleosemantics debate.

Popper, Otto Selz and the Rise Of Evolutionary Epistemology - download pdf or read online

This e-book is set Karl Popper's early writings sooner than he started his profession as a thinker. the aim of the booklet is to illustrate that Popper's philosophy of technological know-how, with its emphasis at the approach to trial and blunder, is basically in response to the psychology of Otto Selz, whose idea of challenge fixing and clinical discovery laid the root for a lot of up to date cognitive psychology.

Read e-book online Evidentialism and Epistemic Justification (Routledge Studies PDF

Evidentialism is a well-liked concept of epistemic justification, but, as early proponents of the speculation Earl Conee and Richard Feldman admit, there are various components that needs to be constructed prior to Evidentialism grants an entire account of epistemic justification, or well-founded trust. it's the objective of this e-book to supply the main points which are missing; the following McCain strikes prior Evidentialism as an insignificant schema by way of declaring and protecting a full-fledged conception of epistemic justification.

Download e-book for iPad: Principia Meta-Ethica by Calvin P. Van Reken

Metaethics is the learn of ethical language, ethical ontology, and ethical epistemology. This ebook addresses every one of those in a manner obtainable to either scholars philosophers. Van Reken defends the vintage view of ethical realism, complex by way of philosophers similar to Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, and Kant.

Extra info for The Magic Prism: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language

Example text

Download PDF sample

The Magic Prism: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language by Howard Wettstein


by Michael
4.4

Rated 4.14 of 5 – based on 17 votes