Date: 19-Oct-2005 From: Matt Glidden <blackwellnewsbos.blackwellpublishing.net> Subject: Reading Philosophy of Language: Hornsby, Longworth (Eds)
Title: Reading Philosophy of Language
Subtitle: Selected Texts with Interactive Commentary
Series Title: Reading Philosophy
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Editor: Jennifer Hornsby, Birkbeck College, University of London
Editor: Guy Longworth, Birkbeck College, University of London
Hardback: ISBN: 1405124849 Pages: 336 Price: U.S. $ 64.95
Hardback: ISBN: 1405124849 Pages: 336 Price: U.K. £ 50.00
Paperback: ISBN: 1405124857 Pages: 336 Price: U.K. £ 15.99
Paperback: ISBN: 1405124857 Pages: 336 Price: U.S. $ 29.95
Designed for readers new to the subject, Reading Philosophy of Language presents key texts in the philosophy of language together with helpful editorial guidance.
*A concise collection of key texts in the philosophy of language. *Ideal for readers new to the subject. *Features seminal texts by leading figures in the field, such as Austin, Chomsky, Davidson, Dummett and Searle. *Presents three texts on each of five key topics: speech and performance; meaning and truth; knowledge of language; meaning and compositionality; and non-literal meaning. *A volume introduction from the editors outlines the subject's principal concerns. *Introductions to each chapter locate the pieces in context and explain relevant terminology and theories. *Interactive commentaries help readers to engage with the texts.