Browsing posts tagged: Philosophy
Rules and Dispositions in Language Use

Human language is not arbitrary. But how is its use constrained? Are there rules or general human dispositions that govern it? Rules and Dispositions in Language Use explains how correct language use is indeed governed by both rules and general human dispositions. It does so by bringing together themes from Ludwig Wittgenstein and Noam Chomsky, […]

Charles Sanders Peirce in His Own Words

In 2014, Peirce will have been dead for one hundred years. The book will celebrate this extraordinary, prolific thinker and the relevance of his idea for semiotics, communication, and cognitive studies. More importantly, however, it will provide a major statement of the current status of Peirce’s work within semiotics. The volume will be a contribution […]


This title will be released on October 30, 2016.

Rewriting English

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Primitivist Theory of Truth

Jamin Asay’s book offers a fresh and daring perspective on the age-old question ‚What is truth?‘, with a comprehensive articulation and defence of primitivism, the view that truth is a fundamental and indefinable concept. Often associated with Frege and the early Russell and Moore, primitivism has been largely absent from the larger conversation surrounding the […]

Bertrand Russell’s Philosophy of Language

RUSSELL AND THE LINGUISTIC PHILOSOPHY I t is generally acknowledged that Bertrand Russell played a vital role in the so-called „revolution“ that has taken place in twentieth century Anglo-American philosophy, the revolution that has led many philo­ sophers virtually to equate philosophy with some variety – or varieties – of linguistic analysis. His contributions to […]

The Concepts of Value

The task of presenting for explicit view the store of appraisive terms our language affords has been undertaken in the conviction that it will be of interest not only to ethics and other philosophical studies but also to various areas of social science and linguistics. I have principally sought to do justice to the complexities […]

The Sense of Language

As its title states, this work formulates in language a sense of language, a sense of our involvement in speaking and listening, reading and writing. What it works out may be called the sense, only because it provides, or hopes to provide, an access to the myriad possibilities of language. In fact, if the four […]

Wittgenstein’s Language

One of the first things to strike the reader of Wittgenstein’s writings is the unique power of his style. One immediately notices the intriguing and arrangement of the paragraphs in Philosophical Investi­ composition gations, or the stark assertiveness of the sentences in the Tractatus Logico­ Philosophicus. A sense of the singular style being employed is […]