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Meaning Diminished - Toward Metaphysically Modest Semantics (Hardcover): Kenneth A. Taylor

Meaning Diminished - Toward Metaphysically Modest Semantics (Hardcover)

Kenneth A. Taylor

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Meaning Diminished examines the complex relationship between semantic analysis and metaphysical inquiry. Kenneth A. Taylor argues that we should expect linguistic and conceptual analysis of natural language to yield far less metaphysical insight into what there is - and the nature of what there is - than many philosophers have imagined. Taking a strong stand against the so-called linguistic turn in philosophy, Taylor contends that philosophers as diverse as Kant, with his Transcendental Idealism, Frege, with his aspirational Platonism, Carnap with his distinction between internal and external questions, and Strawson, with his descriptive metaphysics, have placed too much confidence in the ability of linguistic and conceptual analysis to achieve deep insight into matters of ultimate metaphysics. He urges philosophers who seek such insight to turn away from the interrogation of language and concepts and back to the more direct interrogation of reality itself. In doing so, he maps out the way forward toward a metaphysically modest semantics, in which semantics carries less weighty metaphysical burdens, and toward a revisionary and naturalistic metaphysics, untethered to the a priori analysis of ordinary language.

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Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 2019
Authors: Kenneth A. Taylor (Henry Waldgrave Stuart Professor of Philosophy)
Dimensions: 224 x 142 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 224
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-880344-7
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Language & linguistics > Philosophy of language
Books > Language & Literature > Language & linguistics > Semantics (meaning) > General
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Metaphysics & ontology
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 - > Analytical & linguistic philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Metaphysics & ontology
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 - > Analytical & linguistic philosophy
LSN: 0-19-880344-3
Barcode: 9780198803447

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