How Is Language Possible? Philosophical Reflections on the Evolution of Language and Knowledge

How Is Language Possible? Philosophical Reflections on the Evolution of Language and Knowledge

How Is Language Possible? Philosophical Reflections on the Evolution of Language and Knowledge

How Is Language Possible? Philosophical Reflections on the Evolution of Language and Knowledge

Synopsis

In this revolutionary study of the philosophical problems of language, J. N. Hattiangadi offers a new approach which simultaneously solves several venerable conundrums in the origin and development of language and thought. His argument includes acute criticisms of the later Wittgenstein's theory of language use, Quine's approach to subjunctive conditionals, Kripke's analysis of proper names, and Chomsky's conjecture of an innate universal grammar.
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