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Title Sourcebook in the history of philosophy of language : primary source texts from the pre-socratics to mill / Margaret Cameron, Benjamin Hill and Robert J. Stainton, editors.

Published Switzerland : Springer, 2017.

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Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Springer graduate texts in philosophy ; volume 2
Springer graduate texts in philosophy ; v. 2.
Springer Religion and Philosophy eBooks 2017 English+International
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Pre-Socratics -- 3. Plato -- 4. Aristotle -- 5. Epicureanism -- 6. Stoics -- 7. Sextus -- 8. Proclus -- 9. Augustine -- 10. Boethius -- 11. Abelard -- 12. Anselm -- 13. Peter of Spain -- 14. Thomas Aquinas -- 15. Roger Bacon -- 16. Modistae -- 17. Peter of Ailly -- 18. William Ockham -- 19. John Buridan -- 20. Lorenzo Valla -- 21. Cajatan -- 22. John of Poinsot -- 23. Montaigne -- 24. Francis Bacon -- 25. Thomas Hobbes -- 26. Arnauld -- 27. Cordemoy -- 28. Locke -- 29. Berkeley -- 30. John Wilkins -- 31. Leibniz -- 32. Condiliac -- 33. Reid -- 34. Adam Smith -- 35. Diderot -- 36. Rousseau -- 37. Herder -- 38. Johann Hamann -- 39. Von Humbolt -- 40. Bolzano -- 41. J.S. Mill.-
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
Summary For the first time in English, this anthology offers a comprehensive selection of primary sources in the history of philosophy of language. Beginning with a detailed introduction contextualizing the subject, the editors draw out recurring themes, including the origin of language, the role of nature and convention in fixing form and meaning, language acquisition, ideal languages, varieties of meanings, language as a tool, and the nexus of language and thought, linking them to representative texts. The handbook moves on to offer seminal contributions from philosophers ranging from the pre-Socratics up to John Stuart Mill, preceding each major historical section with its own introductory assessment. With all of the most relevant primary texts on the philosophy of language included, covering well over two millennia, this judicious, and generous, selection of source material will be an indispensable research tool for historians of philosophy, as well as for philosophers of language, in the twenty-first century. A vital tool for researchers and contemporary philosophers, it will be a touchstone for much further research, with coverage of a long and varied tradition that will benefit today's scholars and enhance their awareness of earlier contributions to the field.
Other author Cameron, Margaret, editor.
Hill, Benjamin, editor.
Stainton, Robert, editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Language and languages -- Philosophy.
Electronic books.
ISBN 3319269089 (electronic bk.)
9783319269085 (electronic bk.)
3319269062
9783319269061
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-26908-5