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Between Saying and Doing: Towards an Analytic Pragmatism

Robert B. Brandom


This book aims to reconcile pragmatism (in both its classical American and its Wittgensteinian forms) with analytic philosophy. It investigates relations between the meaning of linguistic expressions and their use. Giving due weight both to what one has to do in order to count as saying various things and to what one needs to say in order to specify those doings makes it possible to shed new light on the relations between semantics (the theory of the meanings of utterances and the contents of thoughts) and pragmatics (the theory of the functional relations among meaningful or contentful items) ... More

Keywords: pragmatism, analytic philosophy, meaning, use, semantics, pragmatics, vocabulary, logic, empiricism, naturalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199542871
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542871.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert B. Brandom, author
University of Pittsburgh
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