Philosophy and Ordinary Language: The Bent and Genius of Our Tongue (Routledge Studies in Twentieth Century Philosophy)

Philosophy and Ordinary Language: The Bent and Genius of Our Tongue (Routledge Studies in Twentieth Century Philosophy)What Is Philosophy About And What Are Its Methods Philosophy And Ordinary Language Is A Defence Of The View That Philosophy Is Largely About Questions Of Language, Which To A Large Extent Means Ordinary Language Some People Argue That If Philosophy Is About Ordinary Language, Then It Is Necessarily Less Deep And Difficult Than It Is Usually Taken To Be But Oswald Hanfling Shows Us That This Isn T True.Hanfling, A Leading Expert In The Development Of Analytic Philosophy, Covers A Wide Range Of Topics, Including Scepticism And The Definition Of Knowledge, Free Will, Empiricism, Folk Psychology, Ordinary Versus Artificial Logic, And Philosophy Versus Science Drawing On Philosophers Such As Austin, Wittgenstein, And Quine, This Book Explores The Nature Of Ordinary Language In Philosophy. Hanfling defends a version of ordinary language philosophy OLP that is radical than J.L Austin s conception of linguistic phenomenology a or less canonical statement of what OLP is , which holds that by paying close attention to the meaning of certain words, we can sharpen our perception ofthe phenomena those words are used to talk about, but which is not committed to the idea that the meaning of a word is the final arbiter of the phenomenon it picks out In contrast to Austin s view, Hanfling is willing to say that the questions What is knowledge and What do we mean by knowledge are one and the same p.17 That is definitely not a popular view about the relation between those two questions in contemporary philosophy Some philosophers think that by investigating the meaning of knowledge e.g we can learn something about the nature of knowledge DeRose, Ludlow and Stanley say things along these lines in addition to learning something about how we think about the nature of knowledge, while so

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  • Paperback
  • 265 pages
  • Philosophy and Ordinary Language: The Bent and Genius of Our Tongue (Routledge Studies in Twentieth Century Philosophy)
  • Oswald Hanfling
  • English
  • 24 October 2018
  • 9780415322775