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Meaning, Understanding, and Practice: Philosophical Essays

Barry Stroud


Contains thirteen essays published by Barry Stroud between 1965 and 2000 on central topics in the philosophy of language and epistemology. In a volume that generally deals with the philosophical questions of meaning, understanding, necessity, and the intentionality of thought, there are some papers devoted to specific questions of Wittgenstein's philosophy, as well as papers on Quine, Searle, Davidson, and David Pears.

Keywords: community, conceptual scheme, conventionalism, Davidson, evolution, indeterminacy of meaning, logical necessity, meaning, physicalism, practice, private language, Quine, regress, Searle, translation, understanding, use theory of meaning, Wittgenstein

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199252145
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199252149.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barry Stroud, author
University of California, Berkeley
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