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  1. Peter D. Fenves (1993). "Chatter": Language and History in Kierkegaard. Stanford University Press.score: 388.0
    'Chatter' cannot always be taken lightly, for its insignificance and insubstantiality challenge the very notions of substance and significance through which rational discourses seek justification. This book shows that in 'chatter' Kierkegaard uncovered a specifically linguistic mode of negativity. The author examines in detail those writings of Kierkegaard in which he undertook complex negotiations with the threat - and also the promise - of 'chatter', which cuts across the distinctions in which the relation of language to reality - and (...)
     
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  2. Jonathan Rée (1999). I See a Voice: Deafness, Language, and the Senses--A Philosophical History. Metropolitan Books, H. Holt and Co..score: 351.0
    A groundbreaking study of deafness, by a philosopher who combines the scientific erudition of Oliver Sacks with the historical flair of Simon Schama. There is nothing more personal than the human voice, traditionally considered the expression of the innermost self. But what of those who have no voice of their own and cannot hear the voices of others? In this tour de force of historical narrative, Jonathan Ree tells the astonishing story of the deaf, from the sixteenth century to the (...)
     
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  3. Angelo Mazzocco (1993). Linguistic Theories in Dante and the Humanists: Studies of Language and Intellectual History in Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Italy. E.J. Brill.score: 324.0
    This work goes beyond the strict, technical periphery of linguistic enquiry, and becomes a study of intellectual history.
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  4. Christian Emden (2005). Nietzsche on Language, Consciousness, and the Body. University of Illinois Press.score: 281.0
    The irreducibility of language : the history of rhetoric in the age of typewriters -- The failures of empiricism : language, science, and the philosophical tradition -- What is a trope? : the discourse of metaphor and the language of the body -- The nervous systems of modern consciousness : metaphor, physiology, and mind -- Interpretation and life : outlines of an anthropology of knowledge.
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  5. Talbot J. Taylor (1997). Theorizing Language: Analysis, Normativity, Rhetoric, History. Pergamon.score: 276.0
    Although what language users in different cultures say about their own language has long been recognized as of potential interest, its theoretical importance to the study of language has typically been thought to be no more than peripheral. Theorizing Language is the first book to place the reflexive character of language at the very centre both of its empirical study and of its theoretical explanation. Language can only be explained as a cultural product of (...)
     
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  6. Hannah Dawson (2007). Locke, Language, and Early-Modern Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.score: 275.0
    In a powerful and original contribution to the history of ideas, Hannah Dawson explores the intense preoccupation with language in early-modern philosophy, and presents a groundbreaking analysis of John Locke's critique of words. By examining a broad sweep of pedagogical and philosophical material from antiquity to the late seventeenth century, Dr Dawson explains why language caused anxiety in writers such as Montaigne, Bacon, Descartes, Hobbes, Gassendi, Nicole, Pufendorf, Boyle, Malebranche and Locke. Locke, Language and Early-Modern Philosophy (...)
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  7. Siegfried J. Schmidt (2011). Transitions: Language, Literature, Media. Peter Lang.score: 267.0
    Precursors of the linguistic turn: German philosophy of language in the late 19th century -- From text to discourse: a shift towards a pragmatic interpretation of "fictionality" -- Projecting a science of literature: on a theoretical basis for a rational science of literature -- The empirical science of literature ESL: a new paradigm -- From literary communication to literary systems -- Implementations: conventions and literary systems -- Unfinished business: literary history -- Changes in epistemology: media revisited -- Histories (...)
     
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  8. Johannes Bronkhorst (2011). Language and Reality: On an Episode in Indian Thought. Brill.score: 260.0
    Aim of the lectures -- Early Brahmanical literature -- Panini's grammar -- A passage from the Chandogya Upanisad -- The structures of languages -- The Buddhist contribution -- Vaisesika and language -- Verbal knowledge -- The contradictions of Nagarjuna -- The reactions of other thinkers -- Sarvastivada Samkhya -- The Agamasastra of Gaudapada -- Sankara -- Kashmiri Saivism -- Jainism -- Early Vaisesika -- Critiques of the existence of a thing before its arising -- Nyaya -- Mimamsa -- (...)
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  9. Anthony P. R. Howatt & Richard C. Smith (eds.) (1820/2002). Foundations of Foreign Language Teaching: Nineteenth-Century Innovators. Routledge.score: 260.0
    Contents include Language as a Means of Mental Culture and International Communication (1853; 2 vols) by Claude Marcel; The Mastery of Languages, or the Art of Speaking Foreign Tongues Idiomatically (1864) by Thomas Prendergast; Introduction to the Teaching of Living Languages without Grammar or Dictionary (1874) by Lambert Sauveur; and The Art of Teaching and Studying Languages (1880; English translation 1892) by Francois Goiun.
     
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  10. David G. Stern (1995). Wittgenstein on Mind and Language. Oxford University Press.score: 242.0
    Drawing on ten years of research on the unpublished Wittgenstein papers, Stern investigates what motivated Wittgenstein's philosophical writing and casts new light on the Tractatus and Philosophical Investigations. The book is an exposition of Wittgenstein's early conception of the nature of representation and how his later revision and criticism of that work led to a radically different way of looking at mind and language. It also explains how the unpublished manuscripts and typescripts were put together and why they often (...)
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  11. Deborah K. W. Modrak (2001). Aristotle's Theory of Language and Meaning. Cambridge University Press.score: 242.0
    This is a book about Aristotle's philosophy of language, interpreted in a framework that provides a comprehensive interpretation of Aristotle's metaphysics, philosophy of mind, epistemology and science. The aims of the book are to explicate the description of meaning contained in De Interpretatione and to show the relevance of that theory of meaning to much of the rest of Arisotle's philosophy. In the process Deborah Modrak reveals how that theory of meaning has been much maligned.
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  12. Stephen Everson (ed.) (1994). Language. Cambridge University Press.score: 242.0
    This third Companion To Ancient Thought is devoted to ancient theories of language. The chapters range over more than eight hundred years of philosophical enquiry, and provide critical analyses of all the principal accounts of how it is that language can have meaning and how we can come to acquire linguistic understanding. The discussions move from the naturalism examined in Plato's Cratylus to the sophisticated theories of the Hellenistic schools and the work of St Augustine. The relations between (...)
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  13. Tom Jones (2005). Pope and Berkeley: The Language of Poetry and Philosophy. Palgrave Macmillan.score: 242.0
    The first study dedicated to the relationship between Alexander Pope and George Berkeley, this book undertakes a comparative reading of their work on the visual environment, economics and providence, challenging current ideas of the relationship between poetry and philosophy in early eighteenth-century Britain. It shows how Berkeley's idea that the phenomenal world is the language of God, learnt through custom and experience, can help to explain some of Pope's conservative sceptical arguments, and also his virtuoso poetic techniques.
     
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  14. Siobhan Chapman (2008). Language and Empiricism: After the Vienna Circle. Palgrave Macmillan.score: 234.0
    This book compares attitudes to empiricism in language study from mid-twentieth century philosophy of language and from present-day linguistics. It focuses on responses to the logical positivism of the Vienna Circle, particularly in the work of British philosopher J. L. Austin and the much less well-known work of Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess.
     
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  15. Roger Chartier (1997). On the Edge of the Cliff: History, Language, and Practices. Johns Hopkins University Press.score: 231.3
    The importance of history has been powerfully reaffirmed in recent years by the appearance of major new authors, pathbreaking works, and fresh interpretations of historical events, trends, and methods. Responding to these developments, Roger Chartier engages several of the most influential writers of cultural history whose works have spread far beyond academic audiences to become part of contemporary cultural argument. Challenging the assertion that history is no more than a "fiction-making operation" Chartier examines the relationships between (...) and fiction and proposes new foundations for establishing history as a specific kind of knowledge. Michel de Certeau's description of Michel Foucault's writings as "on the edge of the cliff," provides Chartier with an image he finds appropriate not only for Foucault but for many other recent historians--including de Certeau. Exploring the relationships between discursive practices and nondiscursive practices, Chartier examines the "heterology" of de Certeau pursues the "chimera of origin" and the causes of the French Revolution in Foucault's work and raises four pertinent questions for the metahistory of Hayden White. He follows the work of Louis Marin into the distinctions between interpreting a painting and interpreting a text. And a trio of essays treats the historical sociology of Norbert Elias and his work on power and civility. Throughout, Chartier keeps his focus on historians who have stressed the relations between the products of discourse and social practices. (shrink)
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  16. Pauline Kleingeld (1993). The Problematic Status of Gender-Neutral Language in the History of Philosophy: The Case of Kant. Philosophical Forum 25:134-150.score: 231.0
    The increasingly common use of inclusive language (e.g., "he or she") in representing past philosophers' views is often inappropriate. Using Immanuel Kant's work as an example, I compare his use of terms such as "human race" and "human being" with his views on women to show that his use of generic terms does not prove that he includes women. I then discuss three different approaches to this issue, found in recent Kant-literature, and show why each of them is insufficient. (...)
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  17. Thomas Seifrid (2005). The Word Made Self: Russian Writings on Language, 1860-1930. Cornell University Press.score: 225.0
    This book will have a lasting impact among readers who will be fascinated to discover the richness of this long-suppressed chapter in the history of Russian ...
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  18. Roy Harris (2003). History, Science, and the Limits of Language: An Integrationist Approach. Indian Institute of Advanced Study.score: 225.0
     
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  19. Nicholas Denyer (1991). Language, Thought, and Falsehood in Ancient Greek Philosophy. Routledge.score: 224.0
    CONTRASTING PREJUDICES TRUTH AND FALSEHOOD How can one say something false? How can one even think such a thing? Since, for example, all men are mortal, ...
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  20. Michael N. Forster (2011). German Philosophy of Language: From Schlegel to Hegel and Beyond. Oxford University Press.score: 224.0
    This book not only sets the historical record straight but also champions the Herderian tradition for its philosophical depth and breadth.
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  21. Lia Formigari (1988). Language and Experience in 17th-Century British Philosophy. John Benjamins Pub. Co..score: 224.0
    The focus of this volume is the crisis of the traditional view of the relationship between words and things and the emergence of linguistic arbitrarism in 17th ...
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  22. Julian N. Wasserman & Lois Roney (eds.) (1989). Sign, Sentence, Discourse: Language in Medieval Thought and Literature. Syracuse University Press.score: 224.0
    EDITORS' INTRODUCTION B he Vedas tell of a conversation between a young man, Shvetaketu, and his father concerning what the son had learned in his education ...
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  23. Claudia Crawford (1988). The Beginnings of Nietzsche's Theory of Language. Walter De Gruyter.score: 224.0
  24. Hans Aarsleff (1979). The Study of Language in England, 1780-1860. Greenwood Press.score: 224.0
     
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  25. James M. Edie (1987). Merleau-Ponty's Philosophy of Language: Structuralism and Dialectics. University Press of America.score: 224.0
  26. Lia Formigari (1993). Signs, Science, and Politics: Philosophies of Language in Europe, 1700-1830. J. Benjamins.score: 224.0
  27. Andreas Graeser (1999). Issues in the Philosophy of Language, Past and Present: Selected Papers. P. Lang.score: 224.0
  28. Jere Paul Surber (1996). Language and German Idealism: Fichte's Linguistic Philosophy. Humanities Press.score: 224.0
  29. Geza Kallay (2012). At T-Time, the Inchoative Nick of Time, and Statements About the Past: Time and History in the Analytic Philosophy of Language. Journal of the Philosophy of History 5 (3):322-351.score: 222.0
  30. Michael Losonsky (2006). Linguistic Turns in Modern Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.score: 221.0
    This book traces the linguistic turns in the history of modern philosophy and the development of the philosophy of language from Locke to Wittgenstein. It examines the contributions of canonical figures such as Leibniz, Mill, Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein, Austin, Quine, and Davidson, as well as those of Condillac, Humboldt, Chomsky, and Derrida. Michael Losonsky argues that the philosophy of language begins with Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding and demonstrates how the history of the philosophy of (...) in the modern period is marked by a split between formal and pragmatic perspectives on language, which modern philosophy has not been able to integrate. (shrink)
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  31. Giorgio Agamben (1999). Potentialities: Collected Essays in Philosophy. Stanford University Press.score: 217.0
    This volume constitutes the largest collection of writings by the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben hitherto published in any language and all but one appear in English for the first time. The essays consider figures in the history of philosophy (Plato, Plotinus, Spinoza, Hegel) and twentieth-century thought (Walter Benjamin, Heidegger, Derrida, Deleuze, the historian Aby Warburg, and the linguist J.-C. Milner). They also examine several central concerns of Agamben: the relation of linguistic and metaphysical categories; messianism in Islamic, Jewish, (...)
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  32. E. J. Ashworth (1974). Language and Logic in the Post-Medieval Period. Reidel.score: 216.0
    HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION Although many of the details of the development of logic in the Middle Ages remain to be filled in, it is well known that between ...
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  33. Edward Cell (1971). Language, Existence & God. Nashville,Abingdon Press.score: 216.0
     
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  34. Roy Harris (1980). The Language-Makers. Cornell University Press.score: 216.0
     
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  35. Yuanzhen Huang (2010). Zhongguo Wai Yu Jiao Yu: Li Jie Yu Dui Hua: Sheng Tai Zhe Xue Shi Yu = China's Foreign Language Education:Understanding and Dialogue: From the Perspective of Ecological Philosophy. Fujian Jiao Yu Chu Ban She.score: 216.0
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  36. Kristian Jensen (1990). Rhetorical Philosophy and Philosophical Grammar: Julius Caesar Scaliger's Theory of Language. Fink.score: 216.0
     
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  37. Pierre Juliard (1970). Philosophies of Language in Eighteenth-Century France. The Hague,Mouton.score: 216.0
     
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  38. Tomonori Matsushita, A. V. C. Schmidt & David Wallace (eds.) (2011). From Beowulf to Caxton: Studies in Medieval Languages and Literature, Texts and Manuscripts. Peter Lang.score: 216.0
     
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  39. Richard Waswo (1987). Language and Meaning in the Renaissance. Princeton University Press.score: 216.0
     
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  40. János Zsilka (1981). Dialects of the Motion Forms in Language. Akadémiai Kiadó.score: 216.0
     
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  41. Johann Gottfried Herder (1969). J. G. Herder on Social and Political Culture. London, Cambridge U.P..score: 213.0
    The texts collected in this volume, which was originally published in 1969, contain Herder's most original and stimulating ideas on politics, history and language.
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  42. Siegfried J. Schmidt (2011). Worlds of Communication: Interdisciplinary Transitions. Peter Lang.score: 213.0
    Precursors of the linguistic turn: German philosophy of language in the late 19th century -- From text to discourse: a shift towards a pragmatic interpretation of "fictionality" -- Projecting a science of literature: on a theoretical basis for a rational science of literature -- The empirical science of literature ESL: a new paradigm -- From literary communication to literary systems -- Implementations: conventions and literary systems -- Unfinished business: literary history -- Changes in epistemology: media revisited -- Histories (...)
     
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  43. Mehmet Karabela (2011). The Development of Dialectic and Argumentation Theory in Post-Classical Islamic Intellectual History. Dissertation, McGill Universityscore: 210.0
    This dissertation is an analysis of the development of dialectic and argumentation theory in post-classical Islamic intellectual history. The central concerns of the thesis are; treatises on the theoretical understanding of the concept of dialectic and argumentation theory, and how, in practice, the concept of dialectic, as expressed in the Greek classical tradition, was received and used by five communities in the Islamic intellectual camp. It shows how dialectic as an argumentative discourse diffused into five communities (theologicians, poets, grammarians, (...)
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  44. Umberto Eco (1999). Serendipities: Language & Lunacy. Harcourt Brace.score: 207.0
    Serendipities is a careful unraveling of the fabulous and the false, a brilliant exposition of how unanticipated truths often spring from false ideas. From Leibniz's belief that the I Ching illustrated the principles of calculus to Marco Polo's mistaking a rhinoceros for a unicorn, Umberto Eco offers a dazzling tour of intellectual history, illuminating the ways in which we project the familiar onto the strange to make sense of the world. Uncovering layers of mistakes that have shaped human (...), Eco offers with wit and clarity such instances as Columbus's voyage to the New World, the fictions that grew around the Rosicrucians and Knights Templar, and the linguistic endeavors to recreate the language of Babel, to show how serendipities can evolve out of mistakes. With erudition, anecdotes, and scholarly rigor, this new collection of essays is sure to entertain and enlighten any reader with a passion for the curious history of languages and ideas. (shrink)
     
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  45. Matthew Lauzon (2010). Signs of Light: French and British Theories of Linguistic Communication, 1648-1789. Cornell University Press.score: 206.0
    Bestial banter -- Homo risus : making light of animal language -- Warming savage hearts and heating eloquent tongues -- From savage orators to savage languages -- French levity -- English energy.
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  46. Mark A. Wrathall (2010). Heidegger and Unconcealment: Truth, Language, and History. Cambridge University Press.score: 200.0
    Machine generated contents note: Part I. Truth and Disclosure: 1. Unconcealment; 2. The conditions of truth in Heidegger and Davidson; 3. On the 'existential positivity of our ability to be deceived'; 4. Heidegger on Plato, truth, and unconcealment: the 1931-32 lecture on The Essence of Truth; Part II. Language: 5. Social constraints on conversational content: Heidegger on Rede and Gerede; 6. Conversation, language, saying and showing; 7. The revealed word and world disclosure: Heidegger and Pascal on the phenomenology (...)
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  47. Donald Davidson (2005). Truth, Language and History. Oxford University Press.score: 190.7
    Truth, Language, and History is the much-anticipated final volume of Donald Davidson's philosophical writings. In four groups of essays, Davidson continues to explore the themes that occupied him for more than fifty years: the relations between language and the world; speaker intention and linguistic meaning; language and mind; mind and body; mind and world; mind and other minds. He asks: what is the role of the concept of truth in these explorations? And, can a scientific world (...)
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  48. Patrick Blackburn & Jerry Seligman (1995). Hybrid Languages. Journal of Logic, Language and Information 4 (3):251-272.score: 189.0
    Hybrid languages have both modal and first-order characteristics: a Kripke semantics, and explicit variable binding apparatus. This paper motivates the development of hybrid languages, sketches their history, and examines the expressive power of three hybrid binders. We show that all three binders give rise to languages strictly weaker than the corresponding first-order language, that full first-order expressivity can be gained by adding the universal modality, and that all three binders can force the existence of infinite (...)
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  49. E. J. Ashworth (1985). Studies in Post-Medieval Semantics. Variorum Reprints.score: 188.0
    "For riding is required a horse"--"I promise you a horse"--Chimeras and imaginary objects--Theories of the proposition--The structure of mental language--Mental language and the unity of propositions--"Do words signify ideas or things?"--Locke on language--The doctrine of exponibilia in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries--Multiple quantification and the use of special quantifiers in early sixteenth century logic--Thomas Bricot(d. 1516) and the Liar paradox--Will Socrates cross the bridge?
     
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  50. Thomas Stolz, Christina Vossmann & Barbara Dewein (eds.) (2011). Kolonialzeitliche Sprachforschung: Die Beschreibung Afrikanischer Und Ozeanischer Sprachen Zur Zeit der Deutschen Kolonialherrschaft. Akademie Verlag.score: 188.0
    Colonial and Postcolonial Linguistics. The scholarly articles assembled in this volume discuss various topics related to languages such as Chamorro, Chuuk, Ewe, Ewondo, Kanuri, Khoekowap, Nauruan, Weskos.
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