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Meaning, Understanding, and Practice: Philosophical Essays
Meaning, Understanding, and Practice is a selection of the most notable essays of leading contemporary philosopher Barry Stroud on a set of topics central to analytic philosophy. In this collection, Stroud offers penetrating studies of meaning, understanding, necessity, and the intentionality of thought. Throughout he asks how much can be expected from a philosophical acco ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published May 18th 2000 by OUP Oxford
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Stroud is an exceptionally clear and engaging thinker and writer. In these essays he treats of just a few themes, but they are far reaching and the implications of the conclusions certain philosophers have drawn over the years has been significant. Stroud visits and revisits the concept of meaning, how intimately it is tied to practice (act, custom, use), and the ways in which it is related to our coming to understand something. He comes at these issues from a variety of angles, many of which st ...more