This volume presents a selection of the most important writings in the debate on the nature of meaning and reference which started one hundred years ago with Frege's classic essay "On Sense and Reference." Contributors include Bertrand Russell, P.F. Strawson, W.V. Quine, Donald Davidson, John McDowell, Michael Dummett, Hilary Putnam, Saul Kripke, David Wiggins, and Gareth Evans. The aim of this series is to bring together important recent writings in major areas of philosophical inquiry, selected from a wide variety of sources, mostly periodicals, which may not be conveniently available to the university student or the general reader.
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`It is excellent for teaching the subject in a British University'
Dr G. McCulloch, University of Nottingham
`A very useful anthology of seminal essays in this field.'
Stephen P. Thornton, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland
`This is an excellent selection of articles.'
R. Fellows, University of Bradford
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D.E. Cooper, University of Durham
`This is an excellent collection of articles.'
Maria Baghramian, University College Dublin
`An extremely useful collection on meaning and reference containing classic papers students ought to read.'
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`One of the most useful texts in the series Oxford Readings in Philosophy. It has the most important of the relevant essays.'
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Series: Oxford Readings in Philosophy (Paperback)
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 25th March 1993
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.12 x 13.67
Weight (kg): 0.38