Philosophy of language

    Metaphysical Imagination and Other Essays on Philosophy and Modern European Mind

    By Michael Moran

    Hardback £29.99

    Michael Moran is fascinated by the thinkers he discusses. But unlike most of them, he has no illusion that philosophy can do the work of science and be even a minor source of factual knowledge. Moreover, being highly speculative, it is unlikely that most philosophy will reveal more to us...

    Every Word is a Bird We Teach to Sing

    By Daniel Tammet

    Hardback £13.85

    From the bestselling author of Born on a Blue Day and Thinking in Numbers, a delightful and eclectic exploration of language, and what it can teach us about ourselves and our lives.

    Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Language: The Legacy of the Philosophical Investigations

    By Thomas McNally

    Hardback £65.84

    This book engages with the later arguments of this major philosopher to examine his significant impact on our understanding of language.

    Choosing Normative Concepts

    By Matti Eklund

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    The concepts we use to value and prescribe concepts like good, right, ought are historically contingent, and we could have found ourselves with others. But what does it mean to say that some concepts are better than others for purposes of action-guiding and deliberation? What is it to choose between...

    Binomials in the History of English

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    This book places binomials - word pairs - in the context of phonology, stylistics, semantics, translation theory and practice in various periods.

    Contextualising Knowledge: Epistemology and Semantics

    By Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa

    Hardback £42.06

    Jonathan Ichikawa synthesizes two prominent ideas in epistemology: contextualism about knowledge ascriptions, and the 'knowledge first' emphasis on the theoretical primacy of knowledge. He argues that in thinking clearly about knowledge, epistemologists must also think about the dynamic aspects of the words we use to talk about knowledge.

    Evolution of Imagination

    By Stephen T. Asma

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    Consider Miles Davis, horn held high, sculpting a powerful musical statement full of tonal patterns, inside jokes, and thrilling climactic phrases all on the fly. Or think of a comedy troupe riffing on a couple of cues from the audience until the whole room is erupting with laughter. Or maybe...

    Truth About Language

    By Michael C. Corballis

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    Evolutionary science has long viewed language as, basically, a fortunate accident a crossing of wires that happened to be extraordinarily useful, setting humans apart from other animals and onto a trajectory that would see their brains and the products of those brains become increasingly complex. But as Michael C. Corballis...

    Core Logic

    By Neil Tennant

    Hardback Save £2.94 = £42.06

    Neil Tennant presents an original logical system with unusual philosophical, proof-theoretic, metalogical, computational, and revision-theoretic virtues. Core Logic is the first system that ensures both relevance and adequacy for the formalization of all mathematical and scientific reasoning.

    Proto-Phenomenology and the Nature of Language: Dwelling in Speech I

    By Lawrence J. Hatab

    Paperback £26.22

    Leading Heidegger scholar, Lawrence Hatab, takes a new approach to phenomenology and language.

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