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The Chinese Rime Tables: Linguistic philosophy and historical-comparative phonology (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory)
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The Chinese Rime Tables: Linguistic philosophy and historical-comparative phonology (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory)The Chinese Rime Tables: Linguistic philosophy and historical-comparative phonology (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory)

This book, the first in its field in a Western language, examines China’s native phonological tool with regard to reconstruction, theory, and linguistic philosophy.
 
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Tags: Linguistic, philosophy, Tables, Chinese, historical-comparative, Theory, Current
Personal Autonomy: New Essays on Personal Autonomy and its Role in Contemporary Moral Philosophy
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Personal Autonomy: New Essays on Personal Autonomy and its Role in Contemporary Moral PhilosophyPersonal Autonomy: New Essays on Personal Autonomy and its Role in Contemporary Moral Philosophy

Autonomy has recently become one of the central concepts in contemporary moral philosophy and has generated much debate over its nature and value. This is the first volume to bring together original essays that address the theoretical foundations of the concept of autonomy, as well as essays that investigate the relationship between autonomy and moral responsibility, freedom, political philosophy, and medical ethics.
 
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Tags: Autonomy, philosophy, autonomy, Personal, moral
Philosophies of Crime Fiction
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Philosophies of Crime FictionA fresh analysis of both the hidden and explicit philosophical ideas to be found in crime literature
Josef Hoffmann covers influences and inspirations in crime writing with references to a stellar cast of crime writers including Arthur Conan Doyle, G. K. Chesterton, Dashiell Hammett, Albert Camus, Borges, Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler, and Ted Lewis. Hoffmann examines why crime literature may provide stronger consolation for readers than philosophy. In so doing, he demonstrates the truth of Wittgenstein's claim that more wisdom is contained in the best crime fiction than in philosophical essays.
 
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Tags: crime, literature, Hoffmann, philosophical, philosophy
Philosophy of Language
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Philosophy of Language

In this book one of the world's foremost philosophers of language presents his unifying vision of the field--its principal achievements, its most pressing current questions, and its most promising future directions. In addition to explaining the progress philosophers have made toward creating a theoretical framework for the study of language, Scott Soames investigates foundational concepts--such as truth, reference, and meaning--that are central to the philosophy of language and important to philosophy as a whole. other aspects of language use.

 

 
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Tags: language, philosophy, philosophers, concepts-such, foundational, investigates
Language: Key Concepts in Philosophy
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Language: Key Concepts in PhilosophyInquiry into the nature and purpose of language has long been a central concern of Western philosophy, within both the analytic, Anglo-American tradition, and its Continental counterpart. Language: Key Concepts in Philosophy explains and explores the principal ideas, theories and debates in the philosophy of language, providing a clear and authoritative account of the discipline. The text covers the work on language of the major philosophers in both traditions, including Frege, Wittgenstein, Austin, Quine, Davidson, Heidegger, Gadamer, Derrida and Butler.
 
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Companion to Ancient Philosophy
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Companion to Ancient PhilosophyThe Companion to Ancient Philosophy is a collection of new essays on the philosophy and philosophers of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Written by a cast of international scholars, it covers the full range of ancient philosophy from the sixth century BC to the sixth century AD and beyond. There are dedicated discussions of the major areas of the philosophy of Plato and Aristotle together with accounts of their predecessors and successors.
 
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What is this thing called Philosophy of Language?
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What is this thing called Philosophy of Language?Philosophy of language explores some of the fundamental yet most technical problems in philosophy, such as meaning and reference, semantics, and propositional attitudes. Some of its greatest exponents, including Gottlob Frege, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell are amongst the major figures in the history of philosophy.

 
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