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Title: From Naming to Saying
Subtitle: The Unity of the Proposition
Written By: Martha I Gibson

From Naming to Saying explores the classic question of the unity of the proposition, combining an historical approach with contemporary causal theories to offer a unique and novel solution.

Presents compelling and sophisticated answers to questions about how language represents the world.
Defends a novel approach to the classical question about the unity of the proposition.
Examines three key historical theories: Frege’s doctrine of concept and object, Russell’s analysis of the sentence, and Wittgenstein’s picture theory of meaning.
Combines an historical approach with discussion and defense of a contemporary causal theory of the unity of the proposition.
Establishes a view compatible with, though not dependent on, a causal theory of meaning.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0631226567
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 240
Prices: U.K. £ 13.99
U.S. $ 20.97

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0631226559
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 240
Prices: U.K. £ 35.00
U.S. $ 45.47