Linguistic Turns in Modern Philosophy

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März 2006



This book traces the linguistic turns in the history of modern philosophy and the development of the philosophy of language from Locke to Wittgenstein. Michael Losonsky argues that the philosophy of language begins with Lockes Essay Concerning Human Understanding. He shows how the history of the philosophy of language in the modern period is marked by a dichotomy between formal and pragmatic perspectives on language and that modern philosophy has not been able to integrate these two aspects of human language.


Preface; 1. Locke's linguistic turn; 2. The road to Locke; 3. Of Angels and human beings; 4. The form of a lanugage; 5. The importance of propositions; 6. The value of a function; 7. From silence to assent; 8. The whimsy of language.


Michael Losonsky is professor of philosophy at Colorado State University. He is author of Enlightenment and Action from Descartes to Kant and co-author and co-editor, with H. Geirsson, of Beginning Metaphysics and Readings in Mind and Lanugage.


Losonky's timely book is clearly written, engaging and astute. it is well worth careful study and will no doubt provide the emerging field of the history of the philosophy of language with a styrong base for years to come.' Benjamin Hill, British Journal for the History of Philosophy
EAN: 9780521654708
ISBN: 052165470X
Untertitel: 'Evolution of Modern Philosophy'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2006
Seitenanzahl: 275 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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