Language Arts & Disciplines

The Continuum Companion to the Philosophy of Language

Author: Manuel Garcia-Carpintero

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 293

View: 596

With chapters written by leading international scholars in the field, this is an authoritative reference guide for researchers working in the Philosophy of Language today.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Continuum Companion to the Philosophy of Language

Author: Manuel Garcia-Carpintero

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 315

The Continuum Companion to Philosophy of Language offers the definitive guide to contemporary philosophy of language. The book covers all the fundamental questions asked by the philosophy of language - areas that have continued to attract interest historically as well as topics that have emerged more recently as active areas of research. Ten specially commissioned essays from an international team of experts reveal where important work continues to be done in the area and, most valuably, the exciting new directions the field is taking. The Companion explores issues pertaining to the nature of language, form semantics, theories of meaning, reference, intensional contexts, context-dependence, pragmatics, the normativity of language, analyticity, a priority and modality. Featuring a series of indispensable research tools, including an A to Z of key terms and concepts, a detailed list of resources and a fully annotated bibliography, this is the essential reference tool for anyone working in the philosophy of language.
Philosophy

The Continuum Companion to Philosophical Logic

Author: Leon Horsten

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 637

View: 932

A single volume reference guide to the latest work and potential future directions in Philosophical Logic, written by an international team of leading scholars.
Philosophy

The Bloomsbury Companion to the Philosophy of Language

Author: Manuel Garcia-Carpintero

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 293

View: 491

Beginning with works of Frege, Russell, and Wittgenstein, The Bloomsbury Companion to the Philosophy of Language provides a critical history of the core concepts in the area. From generative syntax and formal semantics to broader philosophical issues such as intentional contexts, theories of meaning and context dependence, a well-known team of experts offer insightful analysis into some of the fundamental questions asked by the philosophy of language. The result is a comprehensive introduction, featuring a series of research tools, including an A to Z of key terms and concepts, a detailed list of resources and a fully annotated bibliography. For students and scholars looking to better understand the questions and debates informing the subject, this is an essential study tool.
Philosophy

The Bloomsbury Companion to Philosophy of Mind

Author: James Garvey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 464

View: 935

Featuring thirteen specially commissioned chapters on core subjects, The Bloomsbury Companion to Philosophy of Mind is an essential tool for all those studying and working in the field, purpose-built for use on courses in this area of philosophy. Beginning with 'How to Use this Book' the Companion includes overviews of perennial problems and new directions in contemporary philosophy of mind, an extended glossary of terms for quick reference, a detailed chronology, a guide to research for ongoing study and a comprehensive bibliography of key classic and contemporary publications in the philosophy of mind. From new questions concerning qualia, representation, embodiment and cognition to fresh thinking about the long-standing problems of physicalism, dualism, personal identity and mental causation, this book is an authoritative survey of the latest research from experts in one of the most active areas of philosophical inquiry.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Continuum Companion to Second Language Acquisition

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 476

The Bloomsbury Companion to Second Language Acquisition is designed to be the essential one-volume resource for advanced students and academics. It offers a comprehensive reference resource: it features an overview of key topics in SLA as well the key research methods. It then goes on to look at current research areas and new directions in the field by examining key relationships in the field, including the relationship between first and second language acquisition and the relationship between L2 input and L2 output. It is a complete resource for postgraduate students and researchers working within second language acquisition and applied linguistics.
Philosophy

The Continuum Companion to Plato

Author: Gerald A. Press

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 376

View: 188

Plato, mathematician, philosopher and founder of the Academy in Athens, is, together with his teacher, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, universally considered to have laid the foundations of Western philosophy. His philosophical dialogues remain among the most widely read and influential of all philosophical texts and his enduring influence on virtually every area of philosophical enterprise cannot be exaggerated. This comprehensive and accessible guide to Plato's life and times includes more than 140 entries, written by a team of leading experts in the field of ancient philosophy, covering every aspect of Plato's thought. The Companion presents details of Plato's life, historical, philosophical and literary context, synopses of all the dialogues attributed to Plato, a comprehensive overview of the various features, themes and topics apparent in the dialogues, and a thorough account of his enduring influence and the various interpretative approaches applied to his thought throughout the history of philosophy. This is an essential reference tool for anyone working in the field of ancient philosophy.
Philosophy

The Continuum Companion to Ethics

Author: Christian Miller

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 355

View: 507

The Continuum Companion to Ethics offers the definitive guide to a key area of contemporary philosophy. The book covers all the fundamental questions asked by meta-ethics and normative ethical theory. Fourteen specially commissioned essays from an international team of experts reveal where important work continues to be done in the field and, most valuably, the exciting new directions the field is taking. The Companion explores issues pertaining to moral methodology, moral realism, ethical expressivism, constructivism and the error theory, morality and practical reason, moral psychology, morality and religion, consequentialism, Kantian ethics, virtue ethics, feminist ethics, moral particularism, experimental ethics, and biology, evolution, and ethics. Featuring a series of indispensable research tools, including important technical terms in ethics, a historical chronology, an extensive overview of contemporary meta-ethics and normative ethical theory, a detailed list of internet resources for research in ethics, and a thorough list of recommended works for further study, this is the essential reference tool for anyone working in contemporary philosophical ethics.
Philosophy

The Continuum Companion to Pragmatism

Author: Sami Pihlström

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

View: 998

The Continuum Companion to Pragmatism offers the definitive guide to a key area of contemporary philosophy. The book covers all the fundamental questions asked by pragmatism - areas that have continued to attract interest historically as well as topics that have emerged more recently as active areas of research. Twelve specially commissioned essays from an international team of experts reveal where important work continues to be done in the area and, most valuably, the exciting new directions the field is taking. The Companion explores issues pertaining to aesthetics, economics, education, ethics, history, law, metaphysics, politics, race, religion, science and technology, language, and social theory. Featuring a series of indispensable research tools, including an A to Z of key terms and concepts, a chronology, a detailed list of resources and a fully annotated bibliography, this is the essential reference tool for anyone working in contemporary pragmatism or modern American philosophy more generally.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Strategic Indeterminacy in the Law

Author: David Lanius

Publisher: Oxford Studies in Language and

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 708

Though indeterminacy in legal texts is pervasive, there is a widespread misunderstanding about what indeterminacy is, particularly as it pertains to law. Legal texts present unique challenges insofar as they address a heterogeneous audience, are applied in a variety of unforeseeable circumstances and must, at the same time, lay down clear and unambiguous standards. Sometimes they fail to do so, however, either by accident or by intention. While many have claimed that indeterminacy facilitates flexibility and can be strategically used, few have recognized that there are more forms of indeterminacy than vagueness and ambiguity. A comprehensive account of legal indeterminacy is thus called for. David Lanius here answers that call and in so doing, addresses three central questions about the role of indeterminacy in the law. First, what are the sources of indeterminacy in law? Second, what effects do the different forms of indeterminacy have? Third, how can and should these forms be intentionally used? Based on a thorough examination of the advantages and disadvantages of the different forms of indeterminacy in the wording of laws, contracts, and verdicts, Lanius argues for the claim that semantic vagueness is less relevant than commonly supposed in the debate, while other forms of indeterminacy (in particular, polysemy and standard-relativity) are mistakenly underrated or even ignored. This misconception is due to a systematic confusion between semantic vagueness and these other forms of indeterminacy. Once it is resolved, the value and functions of linguistic indeterminacy in the law can be clearly shown.
Philosophy

The Continuum Companion to Continental Philosophy

Author: John Ã? Maoilearca

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

View: 193

Originally published as the Continuum Companion to Continental Philosophy, this book� offers the definitive guide to contemporary Continental thought. It covers all the most pressing and important themes and categories in the field - areas that have continued to attract interest historically as well as topics that have emerged more recently as active areas of research. Twelve specially commissioned essays from an international team of experts reveal where important work continues to be done in the field and, valuably, how the various topics intersect. Featuring a series of indispensable research tools, including an A to Z of key terms and concepts, a chronology, and a guide to practical research in the field, this is the essential reference tool for anyone working in and studying Continental Philosophy.
Philosophy

The Continuum Companion to Metaphysics

Author: Neil A. Manson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

View: 311

The Continuum Companion to Metaphysics offers the definitive guide to a key area of contemporary philosophy. The book covers all the fundamental questions asked in metaphysics - areas that have continued to attract interest historically as well as topics that have emerged more recently as active areas of research. Eleven specially commissioned essays from an international team of experts discuss research problems and methods in metaphysics, reveal where important work continues to be done in the area and, most valuably, indicate exciting new directions the field is taking. The Companion explores issues pertaining to modality, universals and abstract objects, naturalism and physicalism, mind, material constitution, endurantism and perdurantism, personal identity, personal identity, free will, and God. Featuring a series of indispensable research tools, including an A to Z index of key terms and concepts, a detailed list of research resources and a fully annotated bibliography, this is the essential reference tool for anyone working in contemporary metaphysics.
Philosophy

The Continuum Companion to Philosophy of Mind

Author: James Garvey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 464

View: 349

From new questions concerning qualia, representation, embodiment and cognition to fresh thinking about the long-standing problems of physicalism, dualism, personal identity and mental causation, this book is an authoritative guide to the latest research in the Philosophy of Mind. Across thirteen entries, experts in the field explore the current thinking in one of the most active areas of interest in philosophy today. To aid researchers further, the Companion also includes overviews of perennial problems and new directions in contemporary philosophy of mind, an extended glossary of terms for quick reference, a detailed chronology, a guide to research for ongoing study and a comprehensive bibliography of key classic and contemporary publications in the philosophy of mind.
Philosophy

The Continuum Companion to Hume

Author: Alan Bailey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 472

View: 766

David Hume (1711-1776), philosopher, historian, and essayist, is widely considered to be Britain's greatest philosopher.One of the leading intellectual figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, his major works and central ideas, especially his radical empiricism and his critique of the pretensions of philosophical rationalism, remain hugely influential on contemporary philosophers. This comprehensive and accessible guide to Hume's life and work includes 21 specially commissioned essays, written by a team of leading experts, covering every aspect of Hume's thought. The Companion presents details of Hume's life, historical and philosophical context, a comprehensive overview of all the key themes and topics apparent in his work, including his accounts of causal reasoning, scepticism, the soul and the self, action, reason, free will, miracles, natural religion, politics, human nature, women, economics and history, and an account of his reception and enduring influence. This is an essential reference tool for anyone working in the fields of Hume Studies and Eighteenth-Century Philosophy.
Philosophy

The Continuum Companion to Locke

Author: S.-J. Savonius-Wroth

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 330

View: 295

history, as well as Enlightenment studies." --Book Jacket.
Philosophy

The Continuum Companion to Kant

Author: Gary Banham

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 394

View: 889

Including over 500 specially commissioned entries from a team of leading international scholars, this is an essential reference to Kant's thought, writings and continuing influence.
Philosophy

The Bloomsbury Companion to Continental Philosophy

Author: John Ó Maoilearca

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

View: 942

Originally published as the Continuum Companion to Continental Philosophy, this book offers the definitive guide to contemporary Continental thought. It covers all the most pressing and important themes and categories in the field - areas that have continued to attract interest historically as well as topics that have emerged more recently as active areas of research. Twelve specially commissioned essays from an international team of experts reveal where important work continues to be done in the field and, valuably, how the various topics intersect. Featuring a series of indispensable research tools, including an A to Z of key terms and concepts, a chronology, and a guide to practical research in the field, this is the essential reference tool for anyone working in and studying Continental Philosophy.
Religion

The Continuum Companion to Hindu Studies

Author: Jessica Frazier

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 407

View: 196

Featuring chapters by an international team of leading scholars in the field, this is a comprehensive reference guide to Hindu Studies.
Philosophy

The Bloomsbury Companion to Metaphysics

Author: Neil A. Manson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

View: 418

Bridging the gap between the familiar figures of the history of philosophy and the technical approaches favoured by contemporary philosophers, The Bloomsbury Companion to Metaphysics introduces the key ideas and debates needed to understand analytic metaphysics. Presenting an effective syllabus for an introductory course in contemporary metaphysics, this companion brings together a team of leading metaphysicians. It begins with a comprehensive introduction to methodological problems and methods, before tackling the perennial metaphysical questions surrounding core topics such as: • Modality • Universals and Abstract Objects • Naturalism and Physicalism • Mind • Free Will • God
Philosophy

The Continuum Companion to Aesthetics

Author: Anna Christina Ribeiro

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

View: 722

Sixteen specially commissioned essays from an international team of experts explore key issues, the latest work and future directions in the field of aesthetics.