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Linguistic Representations

The Road Ahead

The essays in this volume deal with the nature of linguistic representations as distinguished from other types of representations, including mental representations. These study language and linguistic representations, examining crucial questions like nature of language and language as a source....read below

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The essays in this volume deal with the nature of linguistic representations as distinguished from other types of representations, including mental representations. These study language and linguistic representations, examining crucial questions like nature of language and language as a source of knowledge, accommodating linguistic representations within the broad framework of truth-based semantics and hermeneutic interpretation of language. The essays focus on the structure and limits of linguistic representations from both the Indian and Western perspectives. The semantic problems of meaning, reference and truth constitute the main issues facing any theory of linguistic representations and, therefore, these issues have been discussed in-depth. Besides, there has been an effort to understand how to locate the language-reality relationships within a broad representationalist framework. The essays take up many specific topics, examining theories of linguistic representations, such as the anti-representationalist stand of Wittgenstein and Derrida, Grice's theory of meaning, and perspectives of Indian classical schools such as the Naiyayikas' perspective on testimonial knowledge. The essays specially focus on the Indian theories of grammar and linguistic representations to highlight how philosophy of language, whether classical or contemporary, can hardly get rid of the semantic locus of meaning and truth.
The volume will prove invaluable to scholars of philosophy, especially those concerned with language and linguistic representations.

  • Foreword By :
  • Binding: : Hardbound
  • 13 Digit ISBN : 9788186921586
  • 10 Digit ISBN : 8186921583
  • Edition : 1st Edition
  • Year : 2012
  • Pages : viii, 468p.
  • Bibliographic Details : Index
  • Size : 23 cm
  • Weight (approx.) : 800 gm

Acknowledgements            
Introduction
            
1. Linguistic Representation: A Philosophical View  

P.R. Bhat

2. First-Personal Self-Reference  

Bijoy H. Boruah

3. On the Irreducibility of the Semantical 

Nirmalya Narayana Chakraborty

4. Representation, Meaning and Truth  

Sadhan Chakraborty

5. On the Impossibility of Language–Reality Divide: Arguments from the Standpoint of Reference

Amitabha Dasgupta

6. On Grice’s Analysis of Meaning    

Laxminarayana Lenka

7. Discrete versus Distributive Representation: The Debate Between the Classicist and the Connectionist

Ram C. Majhi

8. Wittgenstein and Derrida on Representation  

Muhammedaly P.P.

9. Is there a Private Language called the Language of Thought?

Sreekala M. Nair

10. Communicative Intentionality: An Analysis of “The Rules of Statement Making”

Ranjan K. Panda

11. Linguistic Representations, Mind-World Relations and the Encounter with Truth

R.C. Pradhan

12. Epistemic Autonomy of Shabda-pramana: Revisiting Classical Indian debates

K.S. Prasad

13. Minding Language and Languaging Reality  

Manidipa Sanyal

14. Metaphoric Understanding and Mental Representations of Moral Concepts

Smita Sirker

15. The Mentalistic Turn in Analytical Philosophy    

Madhucchanda Sen

16. Limits of Linguistic Representations: Wittgenstein and the Unrepresentable that Shows Forth

Muhammad Maroof Shah

17. Hermeneutics and Language Analysis: Gadamer and Wittgenstein on the Nature of Language

Sreekumar Nellickappilly

18. The Nature of Linguistic Representations  

C.A.Tomy

Contributors         
Index

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