Metaphysics, philosophy, and the philosophy of language

Morris, Michael (2015) Metaphysics, philosophy, and the philosophy of language. In: A Companion to the Philosophy of Language. Blackwell Companions to Philosophy . Blackwell, Oxford. (Accepted)

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Abstract

This chapter considers two views of the importance of the philosophy of language to philosophy in general: one, associated with Michael Dummett, according to which it is central; the other, associated with Timothy Williamson, in which, apparently, it is not. I offer a selective critical history of philosophy in the twentieth century, looking for the philosophical underpinnings of the two views. Even the kind of view associated with Williamson turns out to make the philosophy of language more central than it need be, because of its adoption of a view within the philosophy of language which ought to be contentious.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General) > B0105 Special topics, A-Z > B0105.M4 Meaning
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General) > B3376.W56 Wittgenstein, Ludwig
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative Philosophy > BD095 Metaphysics
Depositing User: Michael Morris
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2015 10:38
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2015 10:38
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/57156

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