Philosophy, Linguistics, and the Philosophy of Linguistics

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Part of the The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective book series (PSEP, volume 4)

Abstract

In this paper I suggest that, despite the overlap between philosophy of language and linguistics, philosophy of science has neglected linguistics. I argue that this has been to the detriment of philosophy of language. I examine the philosophical and linguistic treatments of definite descriptions as a case study to make this point.

Keywords

Logical Form Linguistic Theory Definite Description English Sentence Syntactic Theory 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Philosophy, School of Social SciencesUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK

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