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LINGUIST List 16.3035

Thu Oct 20 2005

Books: Philosophy of Language: Clarke

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        1.    Jasper de Vaal, Sign Levels: Clarke


Message 1: Sign Levels: Clarke
Date: 19-Oct-2005
From: Jasper de Vaal <jasper.devaalspringer-sbm.com>
Subject: Sign Levels: Clarke


Title: Sign Levels
Subtitle: Language and Its Evolutionary Antecedents
Series Title: Philisophical Studies Series 96
Published: 2004
Publisher: Springer
                http://www.springeronline.com

Author: D.S. Clarke, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Paperback: ISBN: 1402030797 Pages: 288 Price: Europe EURO 32.00
Paperback: ISBN: 1402030797 Pages: 288 Price: U.S. $ 44.95
Paperback: ISBN: 1402030797 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 23.00
Abstract:

Through a variety of logical/linguistic investigations, the past century
witnessed some of the most important advances in the history of philosophy.
The outcome, however, has been the largely isolated results of a piece-meal
approach to philosophy. In his landmark work Sign Levels, D.S. Clarke
provides readers with an integrative framework designed to overcome this
lack of sustained focus. Drawing on the pragmatist tradition of semiotic of
Peirce and Morris, he traces the development of the logical categories of
language to the more primitive sign levels of natural events and signals.
The concluding chapters discuss the unique features introduced by spoken
natural languages and the written specialized languages used within social
institutions.

This bold venture into synthetic philosophy provides:

* a methodology for comparing language to primitive sign levels that avoids
reductionism;
* comparisons and contrasts between sign levels that enable distinctions
between necessary and contingent features of language;
* an integrative framework for relating isolated results in linguistic
philosophy, experimental psychology, and ethology;
* a means of resolving some of the principal metaphysical disputes derived
from linguistic investigations.

Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language

Written In: English (eng )

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