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Why Does Language Matter to Philosophy?

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Many people find themselves dissatisfied with recent linguistic philosophy, and yet know that language has always mattered deeply to philosophy and must in some sense continue to do so. Ian Hacking considers here some dozen case studies in the history of philosophy to show the different ways in which language has been important, and the consequences for the development of the subject. There are chapters on, among others, Hobbes, Berkeley, Russell, Ayer, Wittgenstein, Chomsky, Feyerabend and Davidson. Dr Hacking ends by ...

Why Does Language Matter to Philosophy? 1975, Cambridge University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780521099981

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Why Does Language Matter to Philosophy? 1975, Cambridge University Press

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