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A companion to the philosophy of language



Miller A, Wright C & Hale B (eds.) (2017) A companion to the philosophy of language, 2nd ed. Blackwell Companions to Philosophy, 10. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118972090

Now published in two volumes, the second edition of the best-selling Companion to the Philosophy of Language provides a complete survey of contemporary philosophy of language. The Companion has been greatly extended and now includes a monumental 17 new essays – with topics chosen by the editors, who curated suggestions from current contributors – and almost all of the 25 original chapters have been updated to take account of recent developments in the field. In addition to providing a synoptic view of the key issues, figures, concepts, and debates, each essay introduces new and original contributions to ongoing debates, as well as addressing a number of new areas of interest, including two-dimensional semantics, modality and epistemic modals, and semantic relationism. The extended “state-of-the-art” chapter format allows the authors, all of whom are internationally eminent scholars in the field, to incorporate original research to a far greater degree than competitor volumes. Unrivaled in scope, this volume represents the best contemporary critical thinking relating to the philosophy of language.

EditorProfessor Crispin Wright
Title of seriesBlackwell Companions to Philosophy
Number in series10
Publication date31/12/2017
Publication date online18/02/2017
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Place of publicationChichester

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Professor Crispin Wright

Professor Crispin Wright

Professor, Philosophy