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Introduction to Linguistic Philosophy

Introduction to Linguistic Philosophy by Ian E. Mackenzie
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Providing an account of major philosophical issues, this essential textbook bridges the gap between linguistics and the philosophy of language.

Introduction to Linguistic Philosophy presents the theories of leading linguistic analysts such as Wittgenstein, Frege, Russell, Carnap and Quine. Ian Mackenzie's exploration into these theories prepares readers for advanced work on most topics in semantics and the study of language. His approach to the philosophy of language stresses the importance of observing how language is used rather than assuming that it conforms to a pre-existing logical structure. In addition to dealing with foundational issues, such as truth, meaning and the nature of language, this book explores

SAGE Publications; June 1997
263 pages; ISBN 9781452249452
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Title: Introduction to Linguistic Philosophy
Author: Ian E. Mackenzie