Meaning and Necessity

Meaning and Necessity

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"This book is valuable as expounding in full a theory of meaning that has its roots in the work of Frege and has been of the widest influence. . . . The chief virtue of the book is its systematic character. From Frege to Quine most philosophical logicians have restricted themselves by piecemeal and local assaults on the problems involved. The book is marked by a genial tolerance. Carnap sees himself as proposing conventions rather than asserting truths. However he provides plenty of matter for argument."-Anthony Quinton, Hibbert Journal
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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 132 x 214 x 20mm | 340.19g
  • University of Chicago Press
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0226093476
  • 9780226093475
  • 898,645

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This book is valuable as expounding in full a theory of meaning that has its roots in the work of Frege and has been of the widest influence...The chief virtue of the book is its systematic character. From Frege to Quine most philosophical logicians have restricted themselves by piecemeal and local assaults on the problems involved. The book is marked by a genial tolerance. Carnap sees himself as proposing conventions rather than as asserting truths. However, he provides plenty of matter for argument.
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