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Speech Acts: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language

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Publisher Comments:

'This small but tightly packed volume is easily the most substantial discussion of speech acts since John Austin's How To Do Things With Words and one of the most important contributions to the philosophy of language in recent decades.'--Philosophical Quarterly

Synopsis:

Written in an outstandingly clear and lively style, it provokes its readers to rethink issues they may have regarded as long since settled.

Table of Contents

Part I. A Theory of Speech Acts: 1. Methods and scope; 2. Expressions, meaning and speech acts; 3. The structure of illocutionary acts; 4. Reference as a speech act; 5. Predication; Part II. Some Applications of the Theory: 6. Three fallacies in contemporary philosophy; 7. Problems of reference; 8. Deriving 'ought' from 'is'; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521096263
Author:
Searle, John R.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Logic
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Semantics (philosophy)
Subject:
Speech acts (Linguistics)
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
PHILOSOPHY / Logic
Publication Date:
19690131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
212
Dimensions:
8.50x5.54x.63 in. .65 lbs.

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