Words and Things

Words and Things : An Examination of, and an Attack on, Linguistic Philosophy, A Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology

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When Ernest Gellner was his early thirties, he took it upon himself to challenge the prevailing philosophical orthodoxy of the day, Linguistic Philosophy. Finding a powerful ally in Bertrand Russell, who provided the foreword for this book, Gellner embarked on the project that was to put him on the intellectual map.


The first determined attempt to state the premises and operational rules of the movement, Words and Things remains philosophy's most devastating attack on a conventional wisdom to this day.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 392 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 28.7mm | 431g
  • Routledge
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 0415345480
  • 9780415345484
  • 767,977

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'I find myself in very close agreement with Mr. Gellner's doctrines as set forth in this book.' - Bertrand Russell
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'I find myself in very close agreement with Mr. Gellner's doctrines as set forth in this book.' - Bertrand Russell
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About Ernest Gellner

Ernest Gellner (1925 - 1995) A Central European emigre who made his home in England, Gellner was famed for constructing academic theories on linguistic philosophy and nationalism.
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