You are here
Home > Aesthetics

Download Beyond the Letter (Routledge Revivals): A Philosophical by Israel Scheffler PDF

By Israel Scheffler

Ambiguity, vagueness and metaphor are pervasive gains of language, deserving of systematic research of their personal correct. but they've got often been thought of mere deviations from excellent language or stumbling blocks to be refrained from within the building of medical structures. First released in 1979, Beyond the Letter bargains a consecutive examine of those positive aspects from a philosphical viewpoint, offering analyses of every and treating their family members to each other.

Addressed to the basic task of logical and semantic clarification, the ebook employs an inscriptional technique within the try to stay away from conventional varieties of question-begging, and, additional, within the conviction that sparseness of assumption usually unearths issues of theoretical curiosity regardless of methodolgical choice.

The writer distinguishes and analyses a number of different types of ambiguity, constructing new semantic notions within the procedure; recasts the philosophical remedy of vagueness within the gentle of modern criticisms of analyticity; discusses the bearing of vagueness on common sense; and offers a scientific critique of significant contemporary interpretations of metaphor, constructing a revised model of contextualism.

Show description

Read or Download Beyond the Letter (Routledge Revivals): A Philosophical Inquiry into Ambiguity, Vagueness and Methaphor in Language: Volume 6 PDF

Similar aesthetics books

Figures of Speech or Figures of Thought?: The Traditional View of Art, Revised Edition with Previously Author's Unpublished Notes (Perennial Philosophy)

This new version of Coomaraswamy's vintage booklet, thought of his most crucial paintings at the philosophy of artwork, contains the entire revisions Coomaraswamy had desired to upload to the unique edition.

Genealogy and Ontology of the Western Image and its Digital Future (Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies)

 With the rising dominance of electronic know-how, the time is ripe to re-examine the character of the picture. a few say that there's now not a wonderful picture, in simple terms disembodied info (0-1) ready to be configured. For images, this means religion within the precept of an "evidential strength" – of the impossibility of doubting that the topic used to be ahead of the lens – isn't any longer believable.

Historia natural del alma (La balsa de la Medusa nº 164) (Spanish Edition)

En los albores del tercer milenio se ha obviado el alma. Los poetas y los artistas, en una curiosa sustitución, ya sólo se interesan por su doble, el cuerpo, soma, que antaño significaba el cuerpo «inanimado», sin vida, el cadáver. Los filósofos parecen pensar que se trata de un tema que ya es historia, apenas útil para las antologías.

Das Ereignis der Form: Zur Analyse des sprachlichen Denkens (German Edition)

Sprechen und Denken - ein schwieriges Verhältnis. Wie formt die Sprache unser Denken, und was once gewinnen und used to be verlieren wir dabei? Nicht alles Denken ist sprachliches Denken. Bilder und Klänge, Geräusche und Gefühle, Gesichter und Gebärden und vieles andere mehr: all dies taucht in unseren Vorstellungen auf und mischt sich in unser Denken ein.

Additional resources for Beyond the Letter (Routledge Revivals): A Philosophical Inquiry into Ambiguity, Vagueness and Methaphor in Language: Volume 6

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.26 of 5 – based on 22 votes