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Linguistic Creativity : Exercises in 'philosophical Therapy' - E. Fischer

Linguistic Creativity

Exercises in 'philosophical Therapy'

Hardcover Published: 29th February 2000
ISBN: 9780792361244
Number Of Pages: 193

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Speakers can get to know the meaning of any of indefinitely many sentences that they have never heard before. This statement encapsulates the problem of linguistic creativity, which lies at the core of philosophy of language and theoretical linguistics. It has also sparked off a considerable amount of work on the philosophy of mind.
After establishing the failure of the familiar compositional approach to the problem, the book adopts a radically new start. It develops core elements of the later Wittgenstein's conception of philosophy, putting them to work to`dissolve' the problem, proving it ill-framed by clarifying the questions posing it and breaking the spell of mistaken analogies that inform it.
This sharply focused monograph thus has a dual aim: coping with a crucial problem that turns out to be a lot tougher than is generally supposed, and presenting a precise and rigorous demonstration of an unfamiliar and exciting philosophical approach.
Audience: Clearly written and lucidly structured, the book addresses professional philosophers and advanced undergraduates alike.

Preface
Contents Analytical
Table of Contents
The Problem
The Orthodox Perspective: A Problem of Linguistic Creativity
The Philosophical Problem: The Plight of Orthodoxy
New Methods
Philosophical Dissolution: Unintelligible Questions
Philosophical Therapy: A Sense of Wonder and a Change of Aspect
A Therapy
Semantic Creativity: The Philosophical Problem Again
Semantic Creativity: Problem-Dissolution and Therapy
Post-Script - Dissolving Philosophical Problems
Notes
Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780792361244
ISBN-10: 0792361245
Series: Philosophical Studies Series
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 193
Published: 29th February 2000
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.48

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