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A Companion to the Philosophy of Language

Bob Hale (Editor), Crispin Wright (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-21326-0
740 pages
June 1999, Wiley-Blackwell
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This volume provides a survey of contemporary philosophy of language. As well as providing a synoptic view of the key issues, figures, concepts and debates, each essay makes new and original contributions to ongoing debate.
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Notes on Contributors.

Part I: Meaning and Theories of Meaning.

Part II: Language, Truth and Reality.

Part III: Reference, Identity and Necessity.


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Bob Hale is Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy at the University of Glasgow. His philosophical interests lie mainly in the philosophy of mathematics and the philosophy of logic and language, and he has written numerous articles in all of these areas. He is also author of Abstract Objects (Blackwell Publishers, 1997).

Crispin Wright is Professor of Logic and Metaphysics at the University of St Andrews. He has published widely in the philosophy of mathematics, logic and language including Frege's Conception of Numbers as Objects (1983), Truth and Objectivity (1992), and Realism, Meaning, and Truth, Second Edition (Blackwell Publishers, 1993).
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* Contains in-depth studies of an extensive range of issues central to current philosophy of language.
* Extensive glossary and cross-referencing.
* Contributors are active researchers in the field.
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