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Title: Philosophical Languages in the Seventeenth Century: Dalgarno, Wilkins, Leibniz
Written By: Jaap Maat
Series Title: The New Synthese Historical Library 54
Description:

This book gives a clear and thorough description of three fascinating
linguistic projects that were carried out in the seventeenth century: the
philosophical languages of George Dalgarno (1661) and John Wilkins (1668),
as well as the work of Leibniz in this area. These projects combined
practical purposes, such as improving communication, with profound
theoretical insights concerning the representation of knowledge and the
nature of language. Rich in detail, this book provides all the material for
a proper understanding of the workings of these schemes, while illuminating
the intellectual context in which they took shape. It will be welcomed by
anyone interested in the history of linguistics and philosophy of language.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Springer
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Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
History of Linguistics

Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1402017588
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 432
Prices: Europe EURO 149.00
U.K. £ 103.00
U.S. $ 164.00