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Books: Philosophy of Language: Jokic, Smith (eds)

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Message 1: Time, Tense, and Reference: Jokic, Smith (eds)

Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 11:29:57 +0000
From: dgw <dgwmit.edu>
Subject: Time, Tense, and Reference: Jokic, Smith (eds)


Title: Time, Tense, and Reference
Series Title: Bradford Books
			
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: MIT Press 
 http://mitpress.mit.edu/		 
			
Book URL: http://mitpress.mit.edu/promotions/books/FL20030262100983
 
Editor: Aleksandar Jokic, Portland State University 
Editor: Quentin Smith, Western Michigan University 

Hardback: ISBN: 0262100983, Pages: 488, Price: $89
Paperback: ISBN: 0262600501, Pages: 488, Price: $38
			
Abstract:

Among the many branches of philosophy, the philosophy of time and the
philosophy of language are more intimately interconnected than most,
yet their practitioners have long pursued independent paths. This book
helps to bridge the gap between the two groups. As it makes clear, it
is increasingly difficult to do philosophy of language without any
metaphysical commitments as to the nature of time, and it is equally
difficult to resolve the metaphysical question of whether time is
tensed or tenseless independently of the philosophy of
language. Indeed, one is tempted to see philosophy of language and
metaphysics as a continuum with no sharp boundary.

The essays, which were written expressly for this book by leading
philosophers of language and philosophers of time, discuss the
philosophy of language and its implications for the philosophy of time
and vice versa. The intention is not only to further dialogue between
philosophers of language and of time but also to present new theories
to advance the state of knowledge in the two fields. The essays are
organized in two sections--one on the philosophy of tensed language,
the other on the metaphysics of time.

Contributors Milos Arsenijevic, Anthony Brueckner, William L. Craig,
Arthur Falk, James Higginbotham, Robin Le Poidevin, Ernest Lepore,
Kirk Ludwig, L. N. Oaklander, Mark Richard, Nathan Salmon, Quentin
Smith, James Tomberlin, Michael Tooley.

Lingfield(s): Philosophy of Language

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)


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