9781847061546

Truth, Meaning and Realism Essays in the Philosophy of Thought

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    9781847061546

  • ISBN10:

    1847061540

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-05-10
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Summary

A. C. Grayling is one of Britain's leading philosophers, known not only for his contributions as a public philosopher of distinction, but also in academic circles for his scholarly work on Descartes, Berkeley, Russell and Wittgenstein.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
Assertion, truth and evaluationp. 1
Metaphysically innocent representationp. 17
Truth and evaluationp. 31
Truth and indefinabilityp. 39
Concept-reference and natural kindsp. 55
Publicity, stability, and 'knowing the meaning'p. 77
Explicit speaker theoryp. 91
Understanding realismp. 109
On how not to be realisticp. 131
Evidence and judgementp. 157
Indexp. 171
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