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Wed Sep 24 2003

Books: Linguistic Theories: Gibson

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  1. jobrien, From Naming to Saying: Gibson

Message 1: From Naming to Saying: Gibson

Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 12:15:47 +0000
From: jobrien <>
Subject: From Naming to Saying: Gibson

Title: From Naming to Saying
Subtitle: The Unity of the Proposition
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing		 
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Author: Martha I Gibson, University of Wisconsin, Madison 

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>From Naming to Saying explores the classic question of the unity of
the proposition, combining an historical approach with contemporary
causal theories to offer a unique and novel solution.

Presents compelling and sophisticated answers to questions about how
language represents the world. Defends a novel approach to the
classical question about the unity of the proposition. Examines three
key historical theories: Frege's doctrine of concept and object,
Russell's analysis of the sentence, and Wittgenstein's picture theory
of meaning. Combines an historical approach with discussion and
defense of a contemporary causal theory of the unity of the
proposition. Establishes a view compatible with, though not dependent
on, a causal theory of meaning.

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