New PDF release: Bertrand Russell’s Philosophy of Language

By Robert J. Clack (auth.)

ISBN-10: 9401182124

ISBN-13: 9789401182126

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RUSSELL AND THE LINGUISTIC PHILOSOPHY I t is mostly stated that Bertrand Russell performed a necessary function within the so-called "revolution" that has taken position in 20th century Anglo-American philosophy, the revolution that has led many philo­ sophers almost to equate philosophy with a few type - or kinds - of linguistic research. His contributions to this revolution have been ­ fold: (I) including G. E. Moore he led the profitable insurrection opposed to the neo-Hegelianism of Idealists akin to Bradley and McTaggert; (2) back with Moore he supplied a lot of the impetus for a slightly progressive means of doing philosophy. (I) and (2) are, in fact, shut­ ly similar, because the new means of philosophizing can be stated to consti­ tute, largely, the riot opposed to Idealism. Be this because it may perhaps, how­ ever, the $64000 truth for current attention is that Russell used to be an important impression in turning Anglo-American philosophy within the course it has hence taken - towards what might be termed, particularly common­ ly, the "linguistic philosophy. " regrettably, notwithstanding his value as a precursor of the linguistic philosophy is famous, the right experience within which Russell himself should be thought of a "philosopher of language" has now not, to the current time, been sufficiently clarified. worthwhile beginnings were made towards an research of this question, yet they've been, withal, merely start­ nings, and not anything like an enough photo of Russell's total philoso­ phy of language is shortly available.

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RUSSELL AND THE LINGUISTIC PHILOSOPHY I t is mostly stated that Bertrand Russell performed an important function within the so-called "revolution" that has taken position in 20th century Anglo-American philosophy, the revolution that has led many philo­ sophers almost to equate philosophy with a few style - or forms - of linguistic research.

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The inhabitant of London"). If descriptions are names it would appear that in cases in which the uniqueness condition is not satisfied the sentence in which the description occurs would be about nothing at all and would therefore be meaningless. In many cases, however, such sentences are not only meaningful but true. Faced with the problem of accounting for their meaningfulness we can, Russell suggests, do one of two things: (1) we can continue to assume that descriptive phrases function referentially and try to formulate a conception of their denotata that will make it possible to say that even in those instances in which the uniqueness condition is unfulfilled (or would ordinarily be said to be unfulfilled) there is still a denotatum of some type; or (2) we can try to find some interpretation of these phrases that dispenses with this assumption, so that the problem of the denotata of vacuous descriptions does not arise.

1 Russell sometimes writes as though it would be at least theoretically possible to be acquainted with objects designated by ordinary proper names; 2 however, as the preceding discussion of the theory of acquaintance should enable us to see, under no possible circumstances could we be acquainted with such objects: they are simply not the kind of entities of which knowledge by acquaintance is possible. As Russell himself points out, the only person who might conceivably be acquainted with a person is that person himself.

8S-109. s p. S02. , "the round square"). , "the inhabitant of London"). If descriptions are names it would appear that in cases in which the uniqueness condition is not satisfied the sentence in which the description occurs would be about nothing at all and would therefore be meaningless. In many cases, however, such sentences are not only meaningful but true. Faced with the problem of accounting for their meaningfulness we can, Russell suggests, do one of two things: (1) we can continue to assume that descriptive phrases function referentially and try to formulate a conception of their denotata that will make it possible to say that even in those instances in which the uniqueness condition is unfulfilled (or would ordinarily be said to be unfulfilled) there is still a denotatum of some type; or (2) we can try to find some interpretation of these phrases that dispenses with this assumption, so that the problem of the denotata of vacuous descriptions does not arise.

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