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Philosophical Semantics

Reintegrating Theoretical Philosophy

Author(s): Claudio Costa

Book Description

This book offers an innovative systematic approach to the problems of meaning, reference and related issues, unifying in promising ways some of the best insights, not only of exponential philosophers like Wittgenstein and Frege, but also of some influential later theorists like Michael Dummett, Ernst Tugendhat, John Searle and Donald Williams. Moreover, it exposes some main errors popularized by clever formalist-oriented philosophers, from Willard Van Orman Quine to Saul Kripke and Hilary Putnam. In this way, it shows how some older major approaches could regain their central importance and how the cartography of philosophy of language could be once more redrawn. The book is clearly written, and will be of interest to anyone with basic training in analytic philosophy.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-0865-1
ISBN-10: 1-5275-0865-X
Date of Publication: 01/06/2018
Pages / Size: 494 / A5
Price: £67.99
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Biography

Claudio Costa received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Konstanz, Germany. He is currently Full Professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, keeping in touch with the international philosophical community by means of numerous sabbaticals at the University of California, Berkeley, Oxford, München, Göteborg, and the École Normale Supérieure, among others. His main publications in English are the books The Philosophical Inquiry (2002) and Lines of Thought (2014).