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An Introduction to the Philosophy of Language

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In this textbook, Michael Morris offers a critical introduction to the central issues of the philosophy of language. Each chapter focusses on one or two texts which have had a seminal influence on work in the subject, and uses these as a way of approaching both the central topics and the various traditions of dealing with them. Texts include classic writings by Frege, Russ ...more
Hardcover, 326 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Cambridge University Press (first published December 30th 2002)
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Minh Nhật
Jul 14, 2016 Minh Nhật rated it it was amazing
cũng kiếm được cuốn intro hay để đọc analytic philo rồi
Leo Horovitz
As for introductory books (of which I feel like I've read quite a lot recently, maybe due to recalling writing much about introductory works in my reviews here as of late) this one stands out for me. The typical approach I've encountered elsewhere always seems to involve something along the lines of trying to outline the central issues of the subject and then to say something of the division of the subject into different parts which deal with different kinds of questions (as for example, an intr ...more
Kristopher
Nov 18, 2008 Kristopher rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anyone interested in 20th century analytic philosophy of language
Shelves: philosophy-texts
A very helpful introduction to the main themes in 20th century analytic philosophy of language, this book provides a broad overview of the major pieces in a way that is accessible seemingly regardless of your particular level of philosophical aptitude; as with all introductory philosophy books, however, this too has moments where the author's opinions weigh heavily on his exposition often painting plausible positions in a lower light than that in which they actually stand. It is a nice work, but ...more
John
Sep 27, 2012 John rated it liked it
Not incredibly impressed. If you a going to write an introduction, it shouldn't be filled with your personal philosophy unless you are writing an introduction to your philosophy. This book is wrought with ideas and concepts that are far from introductory. Unfortunately, they are not compelling or intelligible enough to warrant a reading specifically to discover insight either.

We shall see what the last few chapters do, but if the current trend is not positive.
Kazima
I had to read this for my philosophy course, and it was not exactly pleasant. It was hard to keep track of things, lots of back and forth, maybe a little too academically written... I don't know, found it hard to read at least. Would've needed an extra month on it if I didn't have the lectures as well.
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