Objectivity & C...
Objectivity & Communicability of Meaningby: Sadhan Chakraborti , Gangadhar Kar
The moot question the book is engaged with is whether the communicability of meaning entails the objectivity of meaning or not. The articles included in this volume are on philosophical views of Wittgenstein, Searle, Putnam, Davidson, Quine, McDowell and many such eminent philosophers from the West, and the views of scholars of Nyaya, Buddhism and Mimamsa schools of Indian philosophy.
Year Of Publication: 2016
Edition: 1st Edition
Pages : v, 132
Bibliographic Details : Bibliography; Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
This collection begins with the assumption that communication through language is possible. The moot question it is engaged with is whether the communicability of meaning entails the objectivity of meaning or not. The nuances involved in the idea of objectivity are deciphered and in what sense meaning is objective, if at all, is discussed in the volume.
The articles included in this volume are written from the Western as well as from the Indian philosophical perspectives. Philosophical views of Wittgenstein, Searle, Putnam, Davidson, Quine, McDowell and many such eminent philosophers from the West, and the views of scholars of Nyaya, Buddhism and Mimamsa schools of Indian philosophy are studied closely in these articles.
Researchers interested in the issue of objectivity and communicability of meaning of language will find food for their thought in reading this book. Students of philosophy, linguistics, logic, mathematics and the allied subjects in Western and Indian traditions will have a clear grasp of the nature of meaning that is made explicit in this collection.
1. Indeterminacy Thesis and the Naturalized Semantics: A Critique from the First-Person Perspective of Meaning
2. Communication, Scepticism and Triangulation
3. Word, Sentence and Meaning
Nirmalya Narayan Chakraborty
4. Meaning Internalism vs Meaning Externalism Can Meaning Holism Be Defended?
5. The Theory of Anvitabhidhana The Dvaita Perspective
D. Prahlada Char
6. How to Apprehend the Meaning of a Word?
7. Can the Term Akasha Be Meaningful in the Jatipadarthavada Framework?
List of Contributors