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Language and Reality from a Naturalistic Perspective

Themes from Michael Devitt

Editors: Bianchi, Andrea (Ed.)

  • Provides a thorough examination of Michael Devitt’s influential perspective on language and reality
  • Features 17 essays by outstanding scholars on central issues in contemporary philosophy
  • Includes extensive replies to the contributions by Devitt himself
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About this book

This book celebrates the many important contributions to philosophy by one of the leading philosophers in the analytic field, Michael Devitt.

It collects seventeen original essays by renowned philosophers from all over the world. They all develop themes from Devitt’s work, thus discussing many fundamental issues in philosophy of linguistics, theory of reference, theory of meaning, methodology, and metaphysics.

In a long final chapter, Devitt himself replies to the contributors. In so doing, he further elaborates his views on various of these issues, for example defending his claim (in opposition to Chomskyan orthodoxy) that languages are external rather than internal; his well-known causal theory of reference; his “shocking” idea that meanings can be causal, non-descriptive, modes of presentation; his methodological naturalism; his commitment to scientific realism; and his version of biological essentialism.

The volume will appeal to all scholars and students interested in contemporary theoretical analytic philosophy, and will be a must-read for any serious researcher in philosophy of language. It provides a deep insight into the work of one of the most important living philosophers, and will help readers to better understand language and reality from a naturalistic perspective.

About the authors

Andrea Bianchi is an associate professor of philosophy of language at the University of Parma. He has published various articles on reference and related topics, and edited On Reference (Oxford University Press 2015).

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eBook 128,39 €
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Hardcover 166,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-47640-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Language and Reality from a Naturalistic Perspective
Book Subtitle
Themes from Michael Devitt
Editors
  • Andrea Bianchi
Series Title
Philosophical Studies Series
Series Volume
143
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-47641-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-47641-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-47640-3
Series ISSN
0921-8599
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 467
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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