ERIC Number: ED045993
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Publication Date: 1970
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A Critique of Linguistic Philosophy.
Mundle, C. W. K.
The author's main purposes in this work are "to exhibit linguistic philosophy as an aberration, to show that its practitioners have often done very badly what they claim to be doing, and to advocate the return to the non-linguistic tasks which philosophers had been tackling for 2,500 years." The first half of the volume is concerned with linguistic philosophy in its diverse forms; the second half with discussions of Ludwig Wittengenstein, the instigator of the revolution in philosophy. In conclusion, the author states that what needs to be done is to show in some detail that there are "important philosophical problems which are not about words, not generated by misuse of ordinary language, and not soluble by the method recommended by Wittengenstein." (AMM)
Descriptors: Diachronic Linguistics, Fundamental Concepts, Grammar, Linguistic Theory, Linguistics, Logic, Philosophy, Semantics
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