Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 17:267-267 (1968)

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Language and the Pursuit of Truth is a brief, clear and readable introduction to the study of linguistic communication. Intended for the general public, it presents basic considerations about words, statements and truths which are necessary for ‘our rational understanding of language in general, our ability to argue, to answer questions, and to solve problems through the medium of words’. It also introduces the reader to the contemporary practice of linguistic analysis. One may easily have reservations here particularly in the way ‘metaphysics’ and ‘metaphysical statements’ are conceived and presented. But the book is an excellent presentation of semantics to ordinary people.
Keywords Catholic Tradition  History of Philosophy
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DOI 10.5840/philstudies19681705
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