By Keith Green
The major goals of this crucial new book, in focusing solely on Russell's paintings on language all through his occupation, are to put Russell in the altering contexts of latest linguistic suggestion; to learn Russell's language-theories opposed to the grain of his personal linguistic perform; to evaluate the connection among linguistic and philosophical idea in the course of Russell's profession, and to reconsider his position within the historical past of linguistic inspiration within the 20th century. As such, this interesting learn will make a necessary contribution to Russell reports and to the research of the connection among philosophy and linguistics.
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