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Linguistic Turns in Modern Philosophy

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This book traces the linguistic turns in the history of modern philosophy and the development of the philosophy of language from Locke to Wittgenstein. It examines the contributions of canonical figures such as Leibniz, Mill, Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein, Austin, Quine, and Davidson, as well as those of Condillac, Humboldt, Chomsky, and Derrida. Michael Losonsky argues tha ...more
Paperback, 275 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Cambridge University Press
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Marcus Lira
This book presents a marvellous overview of how language attracted the attention of philosopher (and, naturally, linguistics) since the dawn of philosophy.

His argument that philosophy of language begins with Locke's "Essay Concerning Human Understanding" is also very interesting.
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