Meaning and uselessness: How to think about derogatory words

Midwest Studies in Philosophy 25 (1):128–141 (2001)
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Williams explains why there might have been some point to a linguistic approach in ethics. I suggest that there might be some point to paying attention to an ethical dimension in philosophy of language. I shall consider words that I label ‘derogatory’, and questions they raise about linguistic meaning.



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Jennifer Hornsby
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