segunda-feira, 18 de março de 2019

ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE BOOK "PHILOSOPHICAL SEMANTICS" (2018)





FROM THE BACK-COVER



THIS BOOK OFFERS AN INNOVATIVE SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO THE PROBLEMS OF MEANING, REFERENCE, AND RELATED ISSUES, UNIFYING IN PROMISING WAYS SOME OF THE BEST INSIGHTS, NOT ONLY OF EXPONENTIAL PHILOSOPHERS LIKE WITTGENSTEIN AND FREGE BUT ALSO OF INFLUENTIAL LATER THEORISTS LIKE MICHAEL DUMMETT, ERNST TUGENDHAT, JOHN SEARLE, AND DONALD WILLIAMS. MOREOVER, IT EXPOSES SOME MAIN ERRORS POPULARIZED BY CLEVER FORMALIST ORIENTED PHILOSOPHERS FROM WILLIAM VAN ORMAN QUINE TO SAUL KRIPKE AND HILLARY PUTNAM. IN THIS WAY, IT SHOWS HOW SOME OLDER MAJOR APPROACHES COULD REGAIN THEIR CENTRAL IMPORTANCE AND HOW THE CARTOGRAPHY OF THE PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE COULD BE ONCE MORE REDRAWN. THE BOOK IS CLEARLY WRITTEN AND WILL BE OF INTEREST TO ANYONE WITH BASIC TRAINING IN ANALYTIC PHILOSOPHY.



Endorsements:

"Claudio Costa rightly complains about the

decline of attempts at comprehensiveness in current philosophy, due to a loss

of suitable cultural soil for such a philosophy. In his book, he forcefully
withstands those negative tendencies by laying out a comprehensive philosophy
of meaning and reference, which respects common sense truisms, denies
from Frege and Husserl over Russell, Wittgenstein, and Tugendhat to Searle,
scientistic reductionism, and integrates 150 years of philosophy of language
Kripke, and other contemporary authors. A most praiseworthy task! And a very
stimulating and insightful reading! I do highly recommend it."
Professor Wolfgang Spohn
University of Konstanz, Germany





"Claudio costa's Philosophical Semantics is important and challenging. It is motivated and guided by the conviction that it is time for a more comprehensive type of philosophy of language which is more strongly interested in the communication and social role of language and linked together with the most fundamental questions about our understanding of the world. The book contains lots of interesting and original insights."
Professor Peter Stemmer
University of Konstanz, Germany