This book has arisen out of lectures I gave in recent years at the Uni- versities of Munich and Regensburg, and it is intended to serve as a textbook for courses in the Philosophy of Language. In my lectures I was able to presuppose that the students had taken an introductory course in logic. Some knowledge of logic will also be helpful in studying this book - as it is almost everywhere else in philosophy -, especially in Section 3. 2, but it is no prerequisite. I would like to give my sincere thanks to Prof. Terrell for his excellent translation of the book, which is based on the second, revised and en- larged German edition. Regensburg, May 1975 FRANZ VON KUTSCHERA INTRODUCTION Language has become one of philosophy's most important and pressing themes during this century. This preoccupation with language has its ori- gins in the most diverse areas of philosophical inquiry.
I / Preliminary Distinctions.- 1. Language and Linguistic Utterances.- 2. Descriptive Statements.- 3. The Use and Mention of Signs.- II / Theories of Meaning.- 1. Realistic Semantic Theories.- 2. Behavioristic Theories of Meaning.- 3. Quine's Philosophy of Language.- 4. Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Language in the Philosophical Investigations.- III / Theories of Grammar.- 1. Traditional Grammar.- 2. Logical Grammar.- 3. Generative Grammar.- IV / Language and Reality.- 1. The Thesis of the Role Language Plays in Experience.- 2. The Role of Vocabulary.- 3. The Role of Grammar.- 4. The Epistemological Problematic of the Relativity Thesis.- Index of Subjects.- Index of Logical Symbols.
Series: Synthese Library (Hardcover)
Number Of Pages: 311
Published: 31st August 1975
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.64