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The Game of the Name By Gregory McCulloch (Professor of Philosophy, University of Birmingham)

The Game of the Name
by Gregory McCulloch (Professor of Philosophy, University of Birmingham)

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The aim of this volume is to provide an introduction to modern work in the field of analytic philosophy and the investigation of language and the mind. The text contains an explanation of Frege's logical theories and examines the application of these theories to ordinary language.
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The Game of the Name: Introducing Logic, Language, and Mind by Gregory McCulloch (Professor of Philosophy, University of Birmingham)

This book is a good introduction to modern work in an important field of analytic philosophy. The main concerns of analytic philosophy are the investigation of language and the analysis of mind. Work on the former is shaped by the seminal logical theories of Frege, whilst work on the latter is mainly concerned with materialism. It has long been recognized that the two are intimately connected. The recent growth of cognitive science has stimulated new work in the overlapping areas, much of which is unfortunately inaccessible to undergraduates. In this introduction to the subject, the author gives a clear explanation of Frege's basic logical ideas, and explains their application to ordinary language. He then shows how meaning is itself rooted in the philosophy of mind, and the question of intentionality - how the mind represents the world. He concludes with an examination of the different ways in which thought can be 'about' individual material objects.

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`an interesting book ... in terms of price, organization, clarity of expression, accuracy of content, and the provision of further reading and other aids to the student it is a model of its kind ... it is also an original work of philosophy in its own right' The Philosophical Quarterly
`The book strikes a nice balance between exposition of standard material and the development of the author's own position. There is much in it to admire.' History and Philosophy of Logic

Table of Contents


Preface; Introduction; Frege: The background; Russell: The basic problem; Russell: The official view; Kripke: The new orthodoxy; Meaning: The essential context; Demonstratives: The elements of externalism; Descriptions: Thought and talk; Natural names: Practices and problems

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The Game of the Name: Introducing Logic, Language, and Mind by Gregory McCulloch (Professor of Philosophy, University of Birmingham)
Gregory McCulloch (Professor of Philosophy, University of Birmingham)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1989-07-13
336
0198750862
9780198750864
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