Philosophy of Language: The Big Questions
November 1998, Wiley-Blackwell
Part I: Language: What is it?.
Part II: Meaning: How do Words get their Sense?.
Part III: Speaking: What is it to Say Something.
Part IV: Reference: what do we Talk About?.
Part V: Truth: What is the Reaction Between Language and Reality?.
Part VI: Other Minds and Foreign Tongues: How is it Possible to Understand What Someone Else Says?
* The question-based approach elicits a philosophical response in the mind of the student; and stimulates discussion across differences.
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