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Traditional and Analytical Philosophy
Lectures on the Philosophy of Language

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Hans-Johann Glock
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  • Date Published: August 2016
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107145337

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  • Ernst Tugendhat's major work, Vorlesungen zur Einführung in die sprachanalytische Philosophie (1976), was translated into English in 1982. Although trained in Heideggerian phenomenological and hermeneutical thinking, Tugendhat increasingly came to believe that the most appropriate approach to philosophy was an analytical one. This influential work grew from that conviction and brought new perspectives to some of the central and abiding questions of metaphysics and the philosophy of language. Presented in a fresh twenty-first-century series livery, and including a specially commissioned preface written by Hans-Johann Glock, illuminating its enduring importance and relevance to philosophical enquiry, this impressive work has been revived for a new generation of readers.

    • Unique to Cambridge, this classic book has been revived and rebranded for a twenty-first-century readership
    • The English translation of Ernst's Tugendhat's major philosophical work
    • Presents Tugendhat's development of his original theory of reference, predication and individuation
    • Features a specially commissioned preface written by Hans-Johann Glock
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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107145337
    • length: 446 pages
    • copublisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.75kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to this edition Hans-Johann Glock
    Translator's preface
    Part I. Introduction: Confrontation of Analytical Philosophy with Traditional Conceptions of Philosophy:
    1. A question of method
    2. A philosopher in search of a conception of philosophy
    3. Ontology and semantics
    4. Has formal semantics a fundamental question?
    5. Consciousness and speech
    6. The argument with the philosophy of consciousness continued
    7. A practical conception of philosophy
    Part II. A First Step: Analysis of the Predicative Sentence:
    8. Preliminary reflections on method and preview of the course of the investigation
    9. Husserl's theory of meaning
    10. Collapse of the traditional theory of meaning
    11. Predicates: the first step in the development of an analytical conception of the meaning of sentences. The dispute between nominalists and conceptualists
    12. The basic principle of analytical philosophy. The dispute continued. Predicates and quasi-predicates
    13. The meaning of an expression and the circumstances of its use. Dispute with a behaviouristic conception
    14. The employment-rule of an assertoric sentence. Argument with Grice and Searle
    15. Positive account of the employment-rule of assertoric sentences in terms of the truth-relation
    16. Supplements
    17. 'And' and 'or'
    18. General sentences. Resumption of the problem of predicates
    19. The mode of employment of predicates. Transition to singular terms
    20. What is it for a sign to stand for an object? The traditional account
    21. The function of singular terms
    22. Russell and Strawson
    23. What is 'identification'?
    24. Specification and identification. Specification and truth
    25. Spatio-temporal identification and the constitution of the object-relation
    26. Supplements
    27. Results
    28. The next steps

  • Author

    Ernst Tugendhat
    Ernst Tugendhat was a Professor of Philosophy at the Free University of Berlin until his retirement in 1992. His many publications include Vorlesungen ├╝ber Ethik (1993) and Ethics and Politics (1992).


    P. A. Gorner
    P. A. Gorner is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. His principal research interests lie in the areas of Heidegger, Kant and German Idealism.


    Hans-Johann Glock

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