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Language, World, and Limits: Essays in the Philosophy of Language and Metaphysics

A.W. Moore


This is a collection of previously published essays that are all concerned, at some level, with the nature, scope, and limits of representation, where by representation is meant the act of representing, truly or falsely, how things are. The collection is divided into three parts. The essays in Part I deal with linguistic representation. One thesis that surfaces at various points in these essays is that some things are ineffable. The essays in Part II deal with representation more generally, and with the character of what is represented. They all touch more or less directly on the distinction b ... More

Keywords: absolute, early work of Wittgenstein, ineffable, knowledge, limits, linguistic, perspectival, point of view, representation, truths

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198823643
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198823643.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

A.W. Moore, author
St Hugh's College, University of Oxford