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Perspectives in the Philosophy of Language


Table of Contents:
I. Syntax and Semantics (The System Perspective)
Noam Chomsky, "Knowledge of Language: Its Nature, Origin and Use"
Gottlob Frege, "Ueber Sinn und Bedeutung"
Bertrand Russell, "Descriptions"
Donald Davidson, "Truth and Meaning"
Saul Kripke, "Naming and Necessity"
II. Mental States and Linguistic Content (The Knowledge Perspective)
A.Meanings and Ideas
H. Paul Grice, "Meaning"
Jerry A. Fodor, "Propositional Attitudes"
Daniel C. Dennett, "Three Kinds of Intentional Psychology"
B. Skeptical Worries
W.V.O. Quine, "Two Dogmas of Empiricism"
Ludwig Wittgenstein, from "Philosophical Investigations"
III. Language and Speakers (The Use Perspective)
A. Speech Acts
John L. Austin, "Performative Utterances"
John R. Searle, "What is a Speech Act?"
B. Speakers Meaning and Reference
H. Paul Grice, "Logic and Conversation"
Peter F. Strawson, "On Referring"
Keith Donnellan, "Reference and Definite Descriptions"
Donald Davidson, "What Metaphors Mean"

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