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by Howard Wettstein

eBook The Magic Prism: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language epub
  • ISBN: 0195160525
  • Author: Howard Wettstein
  • Genre: Other
  • Subcategory: Humanities
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (April 1, 2004)
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • ePUB size: 1976 kb
  • FB2 size 1154 kb
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Howard Wettstein's sympathies lie with the critics The Magic Prism is intended for professional philosophers.

Howard Wettstein's sympathies lie with the critics. But he says that they have often misconceived their critical project, treating it in ways that are technically focused and that miss the deeper implications of their revolutionary challenge. In this book, Wettstein brings the non-specialist into the conversation (especially in early chapters); he also reconceives the debate in a way that avoids technical formulation. The Magic Prism is intended for professional philosophers, graduate students, and upper division undergraduates.

Howard Wettstein's The Magic Prism is an excellent book As Wettstein sees it, reference is a social phenomenon that can succeed even if speakers lack any sort of fix at all on the referent.

Howard Wettstein's The Magic Prism is an excellent book. As Wettstein sees it, reference is a social phenomenon that can succeed even if speakers lack any sort of fix at all on the referent.

It argues that Wittgenstein not only anticipated the important features of the anti-Fregean approach, but provided a deeper and more satisfying rationale than recent works.

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Wettstein, Howard K. Publication date. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press.

Wettstein's book is devoted to the 'direct reference revolution' against the descriptivism of Frege and Russell.

Published: December 15, 2005. Wettstein's book is devoted to the 'direct reference revolution' against the descriptivism of Frege and Russell. His main contention is that standard proponents of that revolution such as Donnellan, Kripke, Kaplan, and Perry still accept too much of the Fregean orthodoxy. Where Wittgenstein sharply diverged from the anti-Fregeans, he pointed the way forward.

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The late 20th century saw great movement in the philosophy of language, often critical of the fathers of the subject-Gottlieb Frege and Bertrand Russell-but sometimes supportive of (or even defensive about) the work of the fathers. Howard Wettstein's sympathies lie with the critics. But he says that they have often misconceived their critical project, treating it in ways that are technically focused and that miss the deeper implications of their revolutionary challenge. Wettstein argues that Wittgenstein-a figure with whom the critics of Frege and Russell are typically unsympathetic-laid the foundation for much of what is really revolutionary in this late 20th century movement.The subject itself should be of great interest, since philosophy of language has functioned as a kind of foundation for much of 20th century philosophy. But in fact it remains a subject for specialists, since the ideas are difficult and the mode of presentation is often fairly technical. In this book, Wettstein brings the non-specialist into the conversation (especially in early chapters); he also reconceives the debate in a way that avoids technical formulation. The Magic Prism is intended for professional philosophers, graduate students, and upper division undergraduates.
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