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    DescriptionHow do meaningless marks and sounds become the meaningful words of a natural language? What is the meaning of words that do not have referential significance? Can ordinary language really do what it appears to do, or is this an illusion? In this work, Dr Adler argues that these fundamental questions are not satisfactorily handled in the two main philosophies of language that have dominated 20th-century thinking on the subject - the syntactical and "ordinary language" approaches. Drawing on the tradition of Aristotle, Aquinas, Poinsot and Husserl, Adler's own discussion exemplifies the third approach, which he describes as "semantic and lexical". He advances his theory of meaning and applies it to outstanding philosophical problems.


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    Title
    Some Questions About Language
    Subtitle
    A Theory of Human Discourse and Its Objects
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mortimer J. Adler
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 204
    Width: 229 mm
    Height: 152 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 307 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780812691788
    ISBN 10: 0812691784
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25610
    BIC E4L: LAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.5
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: CFG
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
    BIC subject category V2: CFA
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    DC21: 410
    DC22: 410
    LC classification: 75001221
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Open Court Publishing Co ,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Open Court Publishing Co ,U.S.
    Publication date
    01 October 1991
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL