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Title: Philosophy of Language and Other Matters in the Work of Anton Marty
Subtitle: Analysis and Translations
Edited By: Robin D. Rollinger
Series Title: Studien zur Österreichischen Philosophie 42

One of the most important students of Franz Brentano was Anton Marty, who
made it his task to develop a philosophy of language on the basis of
Brentano’s analysis of mind. It is most unfortunate that Marty does not
receive the attention he deserves, primarily due to his detailed and
distracting polemics. In the analysis presented here his philosophy of
language and other aspects of his thought, such as his ontology (which
ultimately diverges from Brentano’s), are examined first and foremost in
their positive rather than critical character. The analysis is moreover
supplemented by translations of four important works by Marty, including
his entire work On the Origin of Language. These are in fact the
first English translations of any substantial writings by him. The
resulting picture that emerges from the analysis and translations is that
Marty has much to say that proves to be of enduring interest for the
philosophy of language on a range of topics, especially the meanings of
statements, of emotive expressions, and of names as regards both their
communicative and their ontological aspects. The volume will be of interest
not only to philosophers and historians of philosophy, but also to
historians of linguistics and psychology.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Rodopi
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Philosophy of Language
History of Linguistics
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Format: Electronic
ISBN: 9042031212
ISBN-13: 9789042031213
Pages: 388
Prices: Europe EURO 78
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9042031190
ISBN-13: 9789042031197
Pages: 388
Prices: Europe EURO 78