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Language and Learning

Philosophy of Language in the Hellenistic Age

Language and Learning by Dorothea Frede
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The philosophers and scholars of the Hellenistic world laid the foundations upon which the Western tradition based analytical grammar, linguistics, philosophy of language, and other disciplines probing the nature and origin of human communication. Building on the pioneering work of Plato and Aristotle, these thinkers developed a wide range of theories about the nature and origin of language which reflected broader philosophical commitments. In this collection of nine essays, a team of distinguished scholars examines the philosophies of language developed by, among others, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, the Stoics, and Lucretius. They probe the early thinkers' philosophical adequacy and their impact on later theorists. With discussions ranging from the Stoics on the origin of language to the theories of language in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, the collection will be of interest to students of philosophy and of language in the classical period and beyond.
Cambridge University Press; June 2005
367 pages; ISBN 9780511111914
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Title: Language and Learning
Author: Dorothea Frede; Brad Inwood
 
ISBNs
0511111916
9780511111914
9780521841818