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Language and Philosophical Problems - Soren Stenlund

Language and Philosophical Problems

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Published: 16th July 2005
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Soren Stenlund's work marks a major advance in our understanding of why the philosophy of language has been so dominated over the past few decades by the so-called "creative aspect of language" -- the problem of how we are able to understand sentences that we have never heard before.
Stenlund raises some fundamental philosophical objections by demonstrating, for example, how the theory distorts the flexibility and fluidity of word -- and sentence -- meaning. Although words and sentences can have a remarkable number of different, sometimes extraordinarily subtle meanings, Stenlund shows how language-users can readily adapt to entirely novel uses of a word or a sentence.
"Language and Philosophical Problems" presents the results of philosophical investigations into several connected issues of current interest within the philosophies of language, logic, mind, and mathematics. In particular it deals with our tendency to be misled by certain prevailing views and preconceptions of language.

Prefacep. vii
Language, Mind, and Machinesp. 1
Notions of Language and Theories of Meaningp. 55
Form and Content in Mathematicsp. 131
Notesp. 209
Bibliographyp. 223
Indexp. 227
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ISBN: 9780415042215
ISBN-10: 0415042216
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 16th July 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1