Philosophical semantics : reintegrating theoretical philosophy

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Full title: Philosophical semantics : reintegrating theoretical philosophy / by Claudio Costa.
Main author: Costa, Claudio F. (Author)
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Physical Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 476 pages)
Summary: This book offers an innovative systematic approach to the problems of meaning, reference and related issues, unifying in promising ways some of the best insights, not only of exponential philosophers like Wittgenstein and Frege, but also of some influential later theorists like Michael Dummett, Ernst Tugendhat, John Searle and Donald Williams. Moreover, it exposes some main errors popularized by clever formalist-oriented philosophers, from Willard Van Orman Quine to Saul Kripke and Hilary Putnam. In this way, it shows how some older major approaches could regain their central importance and ho.