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Philosophy and Ordinary Language: The Bent and Genius of our Tongue

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What is philosophy about and what are its methods? Philosophy and Ordinary Language is a defence of the view that philosophy is largely about questions of language, which to a large extent means ordinary language. Some people argue that if philosophy is about ordinary language, then it is necessarily less deep and difficult than it is usually taken to be but Oswald Hanfling shows us that this isn't true.Hanfling, a leading expert in the development of analytic philosophy, covers a wide range of topics, including scepticism and the definition of knowledge, free will, empiricism, folk psychology, ordinary versus artificial logic, and philosophy versus science. Drawing on philosophers such as Austin, Wittgenstein, and Quine, this book explores the nature of ordinary language in philosophy.

This book is as new except for a cut down the front exterior hinge (seems to have been damaged when the packaging was opened with a knife)

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Author(s):
HANFLING: Oswald
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
216x140x26
EAN-13:
9780415217798
Edition:
First (2000)
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780415217798
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
265
Publisher:
London: Routledge

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What is philosophy about and what are its methods? Philosophy and Ordinary Language is a defence of the view that philosophy is largely about questions of language, which to a large extent means ordinary language. Some people argue that if philosophy is about ordinary language, then it is necessarily less deep and difficult than it is usually taken to be but Oswald Hanfling shows us that this isn't true.Hanfling, a leading expert in the development of analytic philosophy, covers a wide range of topics, including scepticism and the definition of knowledge, free will, empiricism, folk psychology, ordinary versus artificial logic, and philosophy versus science. Drawing on philosophers such as Austin, Wittgenstein, and Quine, this book explores the nature of ordinary language in philosophy.

This book is as new except for a cut down the front exterior hinge (seems to have been damaged when the packaging was opened with a knife)

Author(s):
HANFLING: Oswald
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
216x140x26
EAN-13:
9780415217798
Edition:
First (2000)
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780415217798
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
265
Publisher:
London: Routledge

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