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Language and word : a defence of linguistic idealism, Richard Gaskin

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Language and word : a defence of linguistic idealism
Title
Language and word
Title remainder
a defence of linguistic idealism
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Richard Gaskin
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eng
Summary
"This book defends a version of linguistic idealism, the thesis that the world is a product of language. In the course of defending this radical thesis, Gaskin addresses a wide range of topics in contemporary metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophical logic, and syntax theory. Starting from the context and compositionality principles, and the idea of a systematic theory of meaning in the Tarski-Davidson tradition, Gaskin argues that the sentence is the primary unit of linguistic meaning, and that the main aspects of meaning, sense and reference, are themselves theoretical posits. Ontology, which is correlative with reference, emerges as language-driven. This linguistic idealism is combined with a realism that accepts the objectivity of science, and it is accordingly distinguished from empirical pragmatism. Gaskin contends that there is a basic metaphysical level at which everything is expressible in language; but the vindication of linguistic idealism is nuanced inasmuch as there is also a derived level, asymmetrically dependant on the basic level, at which reality can break free of language and reach into the realms of the unnameable and indescribable. Language and the World will be of interest to scholars and advanced students working in metaphysics, philosophy of language, and linguistics"--
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1960-
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Gaskin, Richard
Dewey number
121/.68
Index
index present
LC call number
P107
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Routledge studies in metaphysics
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  • Language and languages
  • Linguistics
  • Metaphysics
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Language and word : a defence of linguistic idealism, Richard Gaskin
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9781003023630
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1 online resource.
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online
Isbn
9781000167214
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computer
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rdamedia
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10.4324/9781003023630
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)1151471584
  • (OCoLC-P)1151471584
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Language and word : a defence of linguistic idealism, Richard Gaskin
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781003023630
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781000167214
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
10.4324/9781003023630
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1151471584
  • (OCoLC-P)1151471584

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