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Philosophy of Language (Fundamentals of Philosophy) Paperback – February 1, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0773533387 ISBN-10: 0773533389 Edition: 2nd

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  • Series: Fundamentals of Philosophy
  • Paperback: 393 pages
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press; 2 edition (February 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0773533389
  • ISBN-13: 978-0773533387
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.8 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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'Alex Miller has thought incisively about how to introduce contemporary philosophy to students. His book covers a lot of ground, but by well-judged selection and outstandingly well-organised and lucid exposition he has been able to go into a number of topics quite deeply...this book is excellent.' - Philosophical Books

'An accessible and well-informed guide to this current debate and its origins; professionals as well as students will find this book useful.' - Times Literary Supplement

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Alex Miller is lecturer of philosophy, University of Birmingham.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Reader on October 18, 2011
Format: Paperback
Alexander Miller's `Philosophy of Language' is an instalment in the Fundamentals of Philosophy series published by McGill-Queen's University Press in Canada. The following comments pertain to the 1998 version of the text.

Miller's book is intended to provide a contemporary introduction to the philosophy of language to the non-expert reader. The following comments are offered with this objective in mind. My general impression is that while Miller starts off well enough the book eventually falls off the rails and fails as an effective introduction. That is not to say that the book is without strength but, rather, that it is unlikely to provide a good entry point for the student approaching the subject for the first time. With regard to strength, by far the strongest parts of the book are its early chapters. The overview of the origins of the discipline and the discussion of Frege and Russell are excellent. These early chapters have the feel of material that has been rehearsed and refined in the teaching environment. Key issues are identified and discussed in a well organized and concise manner. The subsequent discussion of logical positivism and Quine are also quite solid.

Following the discussion of Quine, however, the book unfortunately becomes a bit of a muddle. The text loses its coherence and begins to feel like a loose amalgamation of disparate material. Rather than stay at the overview level Miller delves into specifics, the significance of which are likely to be lost on his intended audience. For instance, several chapters are spent examining Kripke's Wittgensteinian sceptical argument and some of various responses that have been offered to this challenge.
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