Meaning and Truth : Essential Readings in Modern Semantics

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Contemporary semantic theory rests upon lively theoretical disputes about the meaning of words, the proper form of semantic theory, and, ultimately, on the very possibility of semantic theory itself. Jay L. Garfield and Murray Kiteley have collected, in Meaning and Truth, the definitive articles on the history of semantics and the primary voices debating the interpretation of description, the theory of truth intensionality, the structure of meaning, natural language, and the relation of semantics to pragmatics. The details, complexities, and charming eccentricities of language thus become visible against a background of abstract theory. Undergraduate and graduate students of semantics, linguistics, cognitive psychology, and philosophy of language will now be able to encounter all of the important theoretical debates of modern semantics in a single volume. Selections begin with the classic essay by Mill, "Of Names and Propositions," include such standards as "General Semantics" by Lewis and "Actualism" by Plantinga, and conclude with a chapter on "Linguistic Approaches to Semantics.">

Details

Author(s)
Jay L. Garfield, Murray Kiteley
Format
Paperback | 665 pages
Dimensions
149.9 x 223.5 x 33mm | 635.04g
Publication date
15 Jun 1998
Publisher
Paragon House Publishers
Publication City/Country
Saint Paul, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
1557783004
ISBN13
9781557783004