"This exceptional text fulfills two essential criteria of a good introductory textbook in the philosophy of language: it covers a broad range of topics well, all of which are the basis of current active research, and does so in an accurate manner accessible to undergraduate students." –Mike Harnish, University of Arizona
"...an excellent textbook for teaching. the examples throughout are delightful and students will love them." –Edwin Mares, Victoria University of Wellington
William G. Lycan is William Rand Kenan Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina. He is the author of over 150 articles as well as seven books.
I'm studying this book for the test at University ( I'm reading the italian translation of this book...a horrible one.). I feel like I'm losing my time. Read morePublished 6 months ago by ALESSANDRO ZANI
This was very helpful to me during my Philosophy of Language course. I plan to continue reading the sections not covered in lecture. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Marisa McNees
I've read various works on philosophy, language, and philosophy of language, but this introduction really gives a terrific summary of the key topics and core "camps" in the... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Erik
I studied this text for an introductory course on the philosophy of language at ANU. While this text is somewhat comprehensive and reasonably well written, it is simply much much... Read morePublished on December 24, 2010 by 2nd year phil student
for a book about language by such a big publisher (Routledge) to be so full of spelling mistakes is ... bizarre. Read morePublished on October 27, 2010 by abulaafia
Lambent survey of philosophy of language.
More concrete and easier to understand than most I've seen. Read more
Do not buy this book if you are unfamiliar with the topic of "philosophy of language". In my opinion, this book kind of sucks. Read morePublished on February 20, 2009 by T. Judy